Soooo that whole thing didn’t last long. I stayed off the carbs for about two weeks, but then I decided to have a cheat day, which turned into a cheat two days… into a week… into, ever since that cheat “day”. I went away to New York to visit my sister this past week, and then car camping over the weekend, and while it was SO fun, I left there feeling pretty gross. Bloated, overfed, over boozed, under exercised, and just… blah. So, on the drive home, I strategized and you’ll never believe what I ended up deciding.
Back to Weight Watchers.
I know it works. I know I can do it. I know it’s sustainable. And I know I can’t do something that restricts entire food groups for long, so here I am. I’m considering actually returning to meetings as a member for extra motivation, and will keep you guys posted with what I decide. But for now, I wanted to share my menu plan for the week. Since I got back yesterday evening, I headed right to the grocery store to stock up on fruit, veggies, lean protein, skim milk, greek yogurt, cottage cheese, etc… aka everything I haven’t been eating for the last little while. I didn’t feel like cooking when I got back, so things are pretty simple for the week. The main things I’m cooking are salsa chicken and baked potatoes, and neither of those are too labor intensive. Without further ado, I’m feeling ready to do this!
|Tuesday||Greek yogurt w/banana + shredded wheat||Turkey sandwich w/sliced apple, cheese + mixed lettuce, carrots w/salsa, air popped popcorn||cottage cheese w/berries||Salsa chicken over salad w/corn, black beans, + peppers|
|Wednesday||Overnight oats with greek yogurt, skim milk, cinnamon, chopped apple||Leftover salsa chicken salad||English muffin toasted with tomato and cottage cheese||Loaded baked potato w/broccoli, cheese + black beans|
|Thursday||Veggie omelet with cheese + veggies, english muffin||Leftover loaded baked potato w/side salad||greek yogurt w/berries + raw oats||Poached eggs over brown rice + spinach|
|Friday||Green smoothie w/skim milk, banana, spinach, berries, greek yogurt, frozen berries||Leftovers turned into fried brown rice w/egg + veggies||cottage cheese w/apple||Out!|
Outside of sticking to my meal plan and detoxing, some of the goals I want to focus on this week are:
- Exercising 3x before Monday.
- Drinking 6 cups of water during the work day.
- Eating all my meals at home or prepared from my kitchen (to save $$ too!) for the rest of the work week.
- Getting enough rest and shooting to be in bed by 11 most nights.
Here we go!