The Backslide ... IS POSTPONED (And Meal Planning!)
Monday, September 25, 2017
I am home now and not going anywhere for ~7 weeks. Time to buckle down, again, and get things moving in the right direction. I did a bunch of meal prep on Friday which is KEY for me, and I'm back to class regularly. Gotta get back on the train.
I'm up about 4 pounds. This WILL NOT be the start of the backslide. I've been here before. It's just a pound or two, it's fine. It's just five pounds, it's fine. I'm just not going to weigh in this week, it's fine. Next thing I know, BAM, my pants don't fit.
NOT TODAY, FAT CELLS, NOT TODAY.
I still have a lot of work to do. And I'm going to do it. I'm going to eat well and exercise regularly and follow the RD's instructions because ... WEIRDLY ENOUGH ... if I do what she says, it works. Who'da thunk it?! ;)
For this week, I am basically eating all breakfast all the time. Heh. I made:
1. Baked Protein Pancakes.
For starters, these are not pancakes. At all. I was intrigued by the recipe, which calls for rolled oats, eggs, cottage cheese, vanilla, and baking powder. Blend it up, pour it into a 9x13 pan, and bake. I knew they weren't traditional pancakes, of course, but these are interesting. Not bad, but I won't make them again. But they do have like 12g protein in each 'pancake' so I'll take it. And basically anything topped with maple syrup is edible right?
2. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
This is pretty good actually. Hashbrowns, broccoli, orange bell pepper, onion, cheese, veggie bacon, eggs, and egg whites. I'd never actually had veggie bacon before and it's not bad. I threw it into the crockpot uncooked but next time I'd cook it first because it gets really nice and crispy that way which I found out after cooking some for breakfast the next day.
3. Egg Muffins
This is a slight update on a classic of mine. I cooked onion and mushrooms and wilted some spinach into it, filled muffin tins up about 2/3 of the way, added 1TB feta each, and filled with liquid egg whites. These are pretty good but in the past I've made them with either whole eggs or egg beaters and they tend to set better. The egg whites are a bit watery but they're fine overall.
I also have cottage cheese, yogurt, protein granola, chick'n, salad stuff, and tons of fruits and veggies for the week. I got this!