Thank you guys SO MUCH for all the congratulations on hitting my goal weight last week. It feels pretty surreal and I’m honestly having a little trouble getting my head around it and moving into the maintenance mentality. I’m planning on doing a post later this week about next steps for me and how I’m going to change things now that I’ve hit goal, so stay tuned.
This weekend was amazing and, as always, too short. I did work at Weight Watchers on Saturday morning, but besides that I mostly just did a LOT of relaxing. In fact, I slept through my very first race yesterday! I’ve signed up for races before and not been able to do them, but yesterday I actually woke up after the race was over! Sad story. I did end up going to the gym and doing 3 miles of intervals and 20 mins on the elliptical yesterday to make up for it, but still.
That said, it’s time for another Menu Plan Monday!
This week, I’m heading up to Baltimore Thursday for FitBloggin’ (!!!) so I’m trying to use up everything in my fridge before I go. There’s a slight chance that I may have gone a little overboard with shopping this week given that I’m going out of town, but I’m going to try my best to work my way through it all. All the meals at the conference are being provided, so I’ll probably just bring a few snacks with me to be on the safe side.
For grocery shopping, I went to Trader Joe’s this weekend for the first time in a while and got a ton of stuff for so cheap! I <3 TJ’s.
First up, the produce.
- Green Peppers
- Sliced Mushrooms
- Black Mission Figs
- 2 white onions
- 4 lbs Anjou Pears
- 6 bananas
- Organic Broccoli Slaw
- Organic Pea Shoots
- Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread
- Lavash Flat Bread
- Whole Grain Flour Tortillas
- Organic Firm Tofu (x2)
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Garbanzo Beans
- Frozen Pineapple Tidbits
- Frozen Mango Chunks
- Frozen Strawberries (x2)
The two new-to-me items I got are Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin Bread and Lavash Flat Bread.
Apparently, I like bread.
I didn’t waste much time diving into either, and they are both AWESOME. The Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin is the same Pts+ value as the sprouted sesame (2pts/slice) and its so flavorful and delish. I toasted a piece and ate it with nothing on it because it was so good as is! I’m also excited about the flat breads because they’re so versatile. I can make pizzas, wraps, egg sandwiches, burritos, square quesadillas… The stats are pretty good too:
For 1/2 a wrap, its 3 pts+, and a full wrap is only 5pts+ and they’re pretty huge.
The total damage for everything was also quite minimal.
$39.58! Insane, right?
The things I need to focus on using up this week are mostly the produce, because everything else has a pretty long shelf life. I see many pears in my future.
Here’s what I’m thinking for this week in terms of a meal plan:
|Monday||Overnight oats in a jar (1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup skim, 1/3 cup greek yogurt) topped with sliced banana||leftover Mexican Casserole (Sunday night)||cottage cheese, pear, hard boiled egg||Maple Tempeh Burgers (experiment) w/sweet potato fries|
|Tuesday||Greek Yogurt, Wheat Berries, Frozen Berries, chopped pear||leftover Maple Tempeh burger over greens||apple w/pb, hard boiled egg||leftover Mexican Casserole (after WW)|
|Wednesday||English Muffin w/peanut butter, banana, hard boiled egg||Mexican Casserole w/salad||banana w/pb, cottage cheese||Tofu Stirfry with soba noodles, broccoli Slaw + Peanut Sauce|
|Thursday||OIAJ topped w/sliced banana||Leftover Tofu Stirfry||Travel Snacks – Banana, Pear, Almonds||Baltimore!|
Side note: If you haven’t made the Mexican Casserole yet, do it. Every time I make it I can’t get over how delicious, filling, and healthy it is. It’s also very budget friendly, and is GREAT as leftovers. I even got a little spunky and topped it with some fresh cilantro and crushed tortilla chips for a garnish last night.
What was the highlight of your weekend?