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First Menu Plan of 2011! (1/24 – 1/30)

23 January 2011

I must get back into planning my weekly menu! I wish I could pre-plan all of my meals, but that is more than I can do right now! I’m so uninspired at the moment, it takes me forever to do the most basic menu plan. O_o

The notations which you’ll see below, such as (8 p+), indicate the Weight Watchers PointsPlus value for the item. In addition to planning my meals, I am trying to be much more mindful of my points. I am actually having a really hard time eating *all* of my points in a day – probably b/c I do not make sure to get all of my dairy and oil in. :-/

Monday  24

WW’s Chicken & Black Bean Burritos* (8 p+) with veggies added

Tuesday 25

Easy Salmon Cakes (9 p+) with Creamy Dill Sauce (2 p+) and Salad (3 p+)

Wednesday 26

Weight Watchers’ Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew (5 p+)

Thursday 27

leftover Weight Watchers’ Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew (5 p+)

Friday 28

Boca Original Chik’n Patty (4 p+), 1/2 tsp of honey (0 p+), 1/2 tsp dijon mustard (0 p+), WW’s Sweet Potato Fries (4 p+)

Saturday 29

Baked Potato (5 p+) topped with 1/2 c. tuna (canned in water) (3 p+) and 1 oz of shredded cheese (3 p+)

Sunday 30

Snacking at Book Club. :-/ Not necessarily safe, BUT at least I’m planning for it! lol.

Our book this month is Island by Aldous Huxley, so I plan on making some island-inspired snacks.

WW’s Coconut Shrimp (6 p+)

Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

Banana-Papaya Salsa (but I’ll prolly have to sub out the papaya)



* from the WW cookbook, “Just 5: 125 recipes with 5 Ingredients”




good intentions…

2 July 2010

So, Thursday didn’t go quite as I had planned – and that was my fault. I did get some things done. I did go to a Weight Watchers meeting. I did not, however, workout at all. 😦

But, I have good intentions for my roadtrip. I have gathered and labeled all sorts of healthy and nutritious and yummy foods to take with me so that I don’t have to stop at a fast food place or grab crap from a gas station.

I’ve got: Fresh Italian Bread. Small cartons of Stonyfield Organic Chocolate Oikos. Chocolate chunk Hazelnut biscotti granola. tomato basil tuna medley. Multiseed Organic flatbread crackers. Wildberry Organic fruit leather. grape tomatoes. double gloucester cheese. chunk white albacore tuna mixed with spin blend and onion. grapes. bananas. strawberries.

Every item (you can see it on the nanners!) is labeled with a points value so there is NO excuse for me to not track! And for the crackers, I took every cracker out of the package and portioned them into snack bags and labeled each snack bag. 🙂

This is way more food than I’ll need for my drive to the Dallas area, but I figure that I can snack on this stuff all weekend in San Antonio and on the way back home Monday. 🙂 I’m having lunch in Austin with a friend on Monday, so I’ll just need dinner sometime between lunch and getting home….I don’t know if I can do tuna again – we’ll see. I might need to stop and get a Salad!

I might take my Barney Butter with me too – and I have an avocado  I forgot I to include in the mix. If I don’t take it, husband won’t remember to eat it before it goes bad while I’m out of town!

I also am packing my cooler with Smart Water (never had it, but big bottles on sale at Target) and a 4-pack of Izze Sparkling Blackberry. I’ll also for sure be taking my 2 trusty water bottles for  regular ol’ water. 🙂 (maybe I’ll dig out another one – I love me some water!)

I’m taking Gwyneth (my laptop), so I’ll probably be checking in over the weekend! 😀

Road Trip!

It all starts with a plan…

1 July 2010

I know I *just* posted a blog post, but I feel like I MUST post this now so that  I can see it first thing and use it as a reminder to myself! 🙂

I am so tempted to wait to start my Body Project until July 6 – because I’m headed to San Antonio for the weekend and won’t be back until late on July 5. HOWEVER – I’m not going to let myself do that – that would be so many wasted days when I can be working toward regaining my self-esteem and self-worth, not to mention the health benefits! 🙂

Therefore, today, I start Project Diva in earnest – and for realliez. 😉

Breakfast: 1 slice of Oroweat bread with 1 Tbsp Barney Butter. (If you’ve never tried this stuff, you’re missing out – it is THE best almond butter I’ve ever tasted.)

Exercise: at home – prolly Wii Fit + or the other physical Wii game I have but can’t remember the title.

Second Breakfast: Melon Medley, Pomegranate Chobani w/ Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Granola.

Errands. fun fun. :-/

Lunch: finally gonna eat those Salmon Cakes from this week’s Mindful Menu.

Exercise: Cardio at the gym.

Personal: Go to Weight Watchers Meeting.

No more excuses!

1 July 2010

So, I’ve been super bad about life, lately. I’m not exactly sure what my deal is, but I’ve been uninspired, unmotivated and unsuccessful with my health goals. (okay, so I *do* know how the unsuccessful came about..)

I had joined the blogroll of the Plus Size Bloggers Summer 15 Challenge as another means of keeping myself accountable – the program started on June 15, and I’ve yet to post. :-/ I’m going to change all that tonight, however.

Mindful Menus

I’ve also been on the blogroll for the Chivetalkin’ Mindful Menus, but I’ve been bad about posting there too. Menu Planning has become my kryptonite – well, planning in general; I’m not a good planner.

Thinking about it, now, off the top of my head, I think that my unfruitful job search has not only frustrated me, but brought down my feelings of self-esteem and self-worth a few notches – which is considerable, since neither of those were very high to begin with. 😦 I’ve not properly tracked my meals or planned my meals in a month! A MONTH! I’ve also not exercised in like 2 – aside from a handful of random episodes. I know that exercising and taking control of my food intake through planning and tracking will make me feel better and help me reach my health and fitness goals – I’m finding it quite difficult, however, to get started. *le sigh*

One of the reasons I’m blogging, is not because I’m an attention-whore (far from it!) but because I feel like I am less able to deceive myself if I’m publishing it for the world to see. I am a terrible liar and I make it a habit to never lie to people, however, I seem to work  VERY hard at deceiving myself. o_O Also, I hope that I can help inspire other people who might come across my little blog. 🙂


My Plan:


Daily: Track every B.L.T. and Meal properly.

Weekly: Plan out every Meal – not just sketching out dinners. Make it easy for myself to keep this up by creating “old standbys”


Daily: Make it a priority to get some sort of physical activity

Weekly: Get a true workout in at least 3x week for 45min each.

Monthly: log at least 750 minutes of exercise/activity

Personal Challenges

Blog a few times per week about how this is going – to keep me accountable and prevent me from slipping into bad habits.

Incorporate the bounty of the season into my menu and exercise plans. 🙂

Try new healthy foods every month.

Attend a group exercise class.

Always go to a weekly Weight Watchers meeting.


These might seem lofty goals seeing as I’m currently in a rut, but I think they are totally attainable.

Now, without further ado, let me do one of the most embarrassing things ever – post my weight. o_O

Like  I said, the Plus Size Bloggers Summer 15 Challenge started June 15, and I’ve yet to post anything. So, to give some sort of reference point, I’m going to give my starting weight as the one from June 12 – the last record I have and the closest to June 15.

Starting Weight: 233 lbs.

(official Weight Watchers weight on 6/12 in the morning)

Current Weight: 238 lbs.

(unofficial home weight, taken around midnight 7/1)

Change: +5

oy. not tracking and not eating mindfully has taken its toll in a very short time. 😦 However,  I will NOT let this get me down – though I might not drop 15 pounds by July 15, I will drop some pounds by then!


6 June 2010
I’m pretty disappointed with myself overall in the last few weeks. I want to blame the heat. My brother being in the hospital. Anything but myself, really. But, I know that I am the only one who can be blamed for my actions and attitude of late.

I haven’t been to the gym in ages. I haven’t been physically active in ages, either. I know that’s why I have had such small losses, and that combined with my NOT tracking at all last week contributed to my 1 pound gain at WI yesterday.

I’d determined at WI yesterday that I was gonna change my ‘tude – cos nothing was gonna go my way with the one I was sporting.

Today was the Walk-It Challenge and I was gonna be up at English Landing Park at 7am with the other KC area WWers and Walk It! That didn’t happen.

My brother plays for the MO Mustangs, a team in the Central Plains Football League, and they were playing in the semi-finals last night. Husband and I went to the 5 o’clock game – and didn’t get home until almost 11pm!

The game was nearly 4.5 hours long – and we had some tire issues to check on and a grocery store run to make.

By the time we were home, dinner eaten, and chillaxed a little bit so I could sleep, it was 1am. I went ahead and set my alarm for 6am (I live REALLY close to the park) and got my things together to head up to the Walk It Challenge. It took FOREVER for me to fall asleep – it wasn’t until well after 2am when I did finally fall asleep.

When the alarm went off at 6, I knew that there was no way I was gonna make it to the park.

I’d decided to hit the gym this evening, after I attended my nephew’s 12th birthday party. By the time the party was done and I was leaving, I was shattered and couldn’t imagine facing the gym – so I copped out and went home.

At this point, I want to blame my friend whom I tried to get to meet me there and pointedly ignored me. but I can’t since I could’ve gone alone.

I’ve done NOTHING since coming home other than veg out on the couch and watch a movie and did some computer work. I should’ve worked out.

I am constantly tired…partly to do with my inactivity, partly to do with not taking my meds like I should. I know exercise would help, but I just can’t seem to get off my duff to do it.

tomorrow’s another day…just cos i messed up today doesn’t mean I can’t have a great day tomorrow.

Plus Size Bloggers |  Summer15 Tracking Contest!

3 June 2010

I know I’ve been MIA the last couple of weeks – but I promise you that there’s been a good reason!!

Before I forget, I just wanted to make sure to tell you about the Summer15 Tracking Contest over at Plus Size Bloggers – I just signed up and am stoked about it! 😀

Plus Size Bloggers |  Summer15 Tracking Contest!.