Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 10 – Menu time

Hard to believe we're going into our 10th week of eating healthier, though the 18 lbs that I have lost so far are proof that it is working! And that's after a week of traveling for work and eating every meal out for 5 days straight. Getting into jeans and slacks that I couldn't zip up in December has been a huge boost, too.

Last week was a rough one. We stuck mostly to the menu plan, but with working long days and cramming for finals, neither Midalah nor I wanted to wait to eat after 9 pm. Some of the recipes from last week were a little too time-intensive for the craziness. We did stick to the WW plan, though! Yay for PointsPlus points!

This week will be easier – yes, there are still a few final exams to go for both of us, but my daughter is home and may be enlisted to help get things prepped earlier.

15 minute chicken gumbo (8 points)

Open faced tuna/artichoke melts (8 points)

Beef barley stew with roasted vegetables (9 points)

Pasta alla vodka (8 points)

Cajun grilled turkey breast with potatoes and vegetables (9 points)

Pork and pineapple skewers with rice (14 points ) – splurge night!

No idea. We’re going to Faerie Fest and will probably find something on the way home. In costume, of course!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Week 9 – Menu time

Tortellini (8 points)
Salad (0 points)

Garlicky-Kielbasa Spaghetti Squash (8 points)

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Snow Peas in Orange Sauce (4 points)
French baguette (4 points)

Grilled Sausage and Peppers with Parmesan Polenta (10 points)

Chicken and Mexican Red Rice (8 points)

Asian Beef Salad (7 points)

Still up in the air about Sunday. We'll see!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The week ahead - no meal planning this week

Tonight’s dinner wasn’t bad at all. A WW recipe with chicken, red peppers and potatoes: 7 points.

This coming week will be a challenge. I will be traveling for work while trying to stay on plan. One of our stops is Texas, so I’m thinking I need to plan for some steak! Since the set up usually includes danishes and such for the dealers, I’ve packed some healthy instant oatmeal to have in my room beforehand.

I can do this. I will do this! I have 6 lbs to reach 10% of my bodyweight gone. I want to be below that by the time Midalah and I head out to Apocalypticon (aka Media West 32) at the end of May.

Wish me luck!

Monday, April 09, 2012

Week 7 - Oops

No meal plan yet.

Hiking on Saturday (followed by salads) and Easter on Sunday (kept within points - barely) left little time to think about this week's meals.

Tonight is a hasty dinner, cobbled together from the contents of the freezer and pantry: shrimp, sauteed with lemon and garlic, 1/2 c of brown rice and a cup of broccoli (5 points).

Dinner tomorrow night will incorporate Easter leftovers, but we haven't figured out how just yet, only that there will be ham and couscous involved.

After that - we'll figure it out!