Now that the holidays are over and life is getting back to normal, my Saturday WW meetings are back on! So the tradition of what we like to call "Saturday Shenanigan's" resumes. My mom will be at my house around 8:30 and we will go to my WW meeting together (she's my support!), then we will go eat brunch at Roly Poly (my new fav!) and then we will go grocery shopping together!
Because of Saturday Shenanigan's, I make a meal plan out Friday night for the next week to come. It is a combination of things I've pulled out of my pantry and leftovers from the week before that need to be used up. This helps me keep my grocery budget as low as possible and it doesn't leave me on Wednesday wondering what there is to eat. This doesn't mean I will eat everything on this list, these are just my list of options. I usually do this in a notebook, but my list is a bit larger than usual so I thought I might share it with you and maybe spark your imagination.
Meal Plan this week:
Whole Wheat Sweet Potato-Cranberry Muffins (had two leftover sweet potatoes...)
Special K cereal & Silk Light*
Lunch & Dinner Options:
Sandwiches: Grilled cheese, PB&J, egg salad.
Vegetarian Chili with Rice
Maki Sushi (with my new kit!)
Vegetarian burritos (FF refried beans, FF cheddar, lots 'o veggies)
some form of berry or grapes*
avocado* (for California Maki Sushi)
Roasted Veggies: Onion*/broccoli* or brussel sprouts*/carrots*
Any of those raw with yogurt dressing
Pretzels* and the best mustard ever!! (seriously, I buy it in bulk)
Any fruit or veggie
The items with stars next to them I will need to purchase at the grocery store: Silk Light, eggs, berries or grapes, banana, avocado, onion, broccoli or brussel sprouts, carrots, and pretzels. All those options for only a few dollars. It's gonna be a good cooking week :) , even if some of it ends up in the freezer for future quick meals. Maybe I'll pull out a pantry-post for you all! Like MTV Cribs! ;-D
At 9am I will be weighing in officially for the first time in THREE WHOLE WEEKS! My scale at home has been wavering between maintenance and a small loss for a few days now. But my scale NEVER says what the WW scales say so I never trust my scale. I'm always shooting for a loss, but I will certainly be satisfied if I've managed to maintain over the past two major holidays.
I got a really great new shirt from Goodwill (still had tags!) yesterday that is about 2 sizes too small and I'm going to use it to gage my loss until summer (when I hope it will fit.) So if I did maintain, I certainly won't be dilly-dallying any longer! I woke up this morning feeling really good. Right this minute, I'm kinda lovin' the uphill, calorie burning climb. Loss or no loss, I'm proud that I exercised this week. I know I will achieve my goals.