Here We Go [Again]

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!


Breakfast Lunch Snacks
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:

  1. Exercising 3x before Monday.
  2. Drinking 6 cups of water during the work day.
  3. Eating all my meals at home or prepared from my kitchen (to save $$ too!) for the rest of the work week.
  4. Getting enough rest and shooting to be in bed by 11 most nights.

Here we go!

17 Comments on Here We Go [Again]

  1. jacksht
    May 27, 2014 at 9:35 am (6 years ago)

    It’s amazing how that “cheat day” can stretch out and out and out.

    Good luck getting back on track.

    • Beth
      May 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm (6 years ago)

      Much easier to let it keep going than to stop it in its tracks! I wonder how many times I’ll have to learn that first hand before I grasp the concept…

  2. Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In
    May 27, 2014 at 10:47 am (6 years ago)

    I do the same thing – if I let myself have a time during the day where I go “off track” it turns into a lot more than that! I find I do best when I stick to a solid plan as well that’s not restrictive!

    • Beth
      May 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm (6 years ago)

      Yah it’s very easy to let the cheat extend past the time you orginially intend it to. Especially when you’re letting yourself have tons of things that are “off plan” with the diet, which is why something like Atkins will never work for me long term. I know it works short term, but I just can’t sustain never eating fruit (or bagels, nachos, and pizza…) 🙂

      • Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In
        May 28, 2014 at 10:31 am (6 years ago)

        Yes a life without all of those things sounds awful! Especially the bagels, not going to lie 🙂

  3. Leah @ goodnight cheese
    May 27, 2014 at 11:23 am (6 years ago)

    Your meal plans looks good! I need to get better at packing lunch, I’ve been terrible lately. The one day I did do it, I just threw some prewashed lettuce, feta, and a 90-cal package of guac into a piece of pita bread, and was surprised at how delicious it was for literally 50 seconds of work and no cooking. I need to remind myself how easy it can be to throw lunches together.

    • Beth
      May 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm (6 years ago)

      Yeah I know that feeling. Sometimes it’s so daunting to think of packing it so you don’t even try it, and then you can surprise yourself. I try to pack my lunch for the next day when I’m cooking if it’s leftovers, and I know I always do way better when I pack lunch the night before, but easier said than done.

  4. Pat
    May 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Good for you Beth! Your menu looks wonderful.

    • Beth
      May 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Pat! I try my best to keep it tasting good but relatively low effort. 🙂

  5. Chris
    May 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you for your honesty ! I know its not easy to put your life out there, the good, the bad and the ugly, but it truly does help others. Sometimes I feel like I will never conquer my weight and it feels hopeless that I have to “restart” or “regroup” way to often, but as long as we learn along the way, I am starting to realize that this is progress and success.

  6. Shelly
    May 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm (6 years ago)

    You can do it! I’m amazed at your scheduling abilities. I can’t schedule my meals, or I know I will definitely not want to eat whatever is scheduled when it’s time.

  7. sarah janisch
    May 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm (6 years ago)

    Beth, I always find that when im “dieting” the first thing thats usually on my list is cutting down/getting rid of all alcohol. But its not on your list (for this week)…do you cut down? Stop drinking? I have a harder time with giving up my 2 glasses of wine (a day) than anything else!

  8. CC
    May 28, 2014 at 12:10 am (6 years ago)

    Yeah! Missed hearing from you! Especially love your menus, meal ideas and exercise recaps!

  9. Elizabeth
    May 31, 2014 at 10:01 am (6 years ago)

    Yay, you’re back! I have been doing the same thing and two days ago decided again WW is best. I have 30 pounds that have creeped back on, actually the whole time have been doing random diets and have come to realize it is a lifestyle and WW does work.

  10. Marc
    June 3, 2014 at 6:32 am (6 years ago)

    i myself also in the process of maintaining my weight (after the long and difficult journey to lose weight) and i had that cheat day as well. Loved your meal ideas and the plan for exercise.

  11. Mrs. W
    June 13, 2014 at 9:07 am (6 years ago)

    Oh my goodness…I am so grateful to find this blog! I was googling for simply filling recipes and stumbled here. I am also a lifetime member who has regained the weight (and then some). I SO get it.

    And I’ve justified the extra weight for a long time because life has been just plain hard. But I’m so sick of it.

    I’ve just restarted on WW this week. Thank you for sharing your journey!!

  12. EmmaHolden
    January 23, 2016 at 11:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you so much! I know its not easy to day today life out there, the good, the bad and the ugly, but its really help to other maintaining weight.


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