Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Getting back to it

I went off-plan - boy did I ever! For the first time in 9 months I want Mylanta, I've gained pounds, and my face looks old. I am actually eager to get back on the meal plan and get more svelte. My mother posted pictures of myself on Facebook and while she was kind to pick the ones I don't look too ugly in, I still look fatter than I want to. I want to fit into those 16s a lot better and get to Onederland. The holiday is over and I'm ready to commit to 3 months solid (with the exception of a monthly or bi-weekly cheat) to real meal plan adherence and be under 200 by March 28 (which will be 1 year.) I saw Avatar tonight and was body-conscious and while I know my body will never be perfect I just desire the body I never had!! I feel like I really could be normal weight for a time, even if perfection is a little impossible post-obesity at age 36.

Hope you all had a good Christmas, if you swing that way.

Here's my meal plan for next week - these fresh foods appeal to me right now as much as cake would have a week ago:

Day 1
Breakfast: Oat Bran Cereal w/ Apples and Walnuts
Snack: Ham and Apple salad
Lunch: Tofu and Black Bean Salad with Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Tuna Stuffed Tomato with crackers, almonds, and milk

Day 2:
Breakfast: Home Fries w/ Ham, Soy Milk, and Grapefruit
Snack: Ham and Apple salad
Lunch: Tofu and Black Bean Salad with Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Tuna Stuffed Tomato with crackers, almonds, and milk

Day 3:
Breakfast: Home Fries w/ Ham, Soy Milk, and Grapefruit
Snack: Tuna-Avocado Salad on Rice Cakes
Lunch: Veggie Burger Melt with Savory Zucchini, Nuts, and Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Shrimp and Veggie Toss eith Rye bread and fruit

Day 4:
Breakfast: Canadian Bacon Cheese Melt with grapes
Snack: Tuna-Avocado Salad on Rice Cakes
Lunch: Veggie Burger Melt with Savory Zucchini, Nuts, and Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Shrimp and Veggie Toss eith Rye bread and fruit

Day 5:
Breakfast: Canadian Bacon Cheese Melt with grapes
Snack: Ham and Apple Salad
Lunch: Tofu and Black Bean Salad with Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Shrimp and Veggie Toss eith Rye bread and fruit

Day 6:
Breakfast: Vanilla Protein Shake w/ peanut butter and bread
Snack: Ham and Apple Salad
Lunch: Tofu and Black Bean Salad with Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Shrimp and Veggie Toss eith Rye bread and fruit


Day 7:
Breakfast: Canadian Bacon Cheese Melt with grapes
Snack: Ham and Apple Salad
Lunch: Tofu and Black Bean Salad with Fruit
Snack: Cottage Cheese with Veggies and Olives
Dinner: Tuna Stuffed Tomato with crackers, almonds, and milk


I have a lot of repetition during the week both to reduce the cost of groceries and to help me to make food prep more rote as I contend with a potentially busy work week.

7 comments:

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Your goals are definitely attainable by March. I found that the closer I got to my goals the more committed I was - I hope you will be the same.

You have done so great! I love your meal planning and you are so smart to repeat things for ease.

What a Splurge said...

I think variety is not always a great idea. I do better with a set repertoire of meals that I can count on and will reflect predictably on the scale. Soup? Temporary weight gain but back to normal or lower in a day. So long as you know, it doesn't freak you out.

spunkysuzi said...

I have to admit i love different things everyday :) It's whatever works for you!!

Sunny Days said...

Great goal setting and planning for the next 3 months! I like your progress pictures...you look great. I think I will post some old pics that I found of me.
Keep up the great work, you are doing so good!!

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Eat To Live said...

Stay with it. You can do it. I'm just starting out myself. Getting ready to change my lifestyle and body.

Tricia said...

I eat a lot of the same things over and over too. I thrive on repeatition :) Happy New Year!