It’s TIME!!

Ok, I’ve never been so flipping excited NOT to eat!!! Seriously. I think the cyber-energy is going to my own brain, because things are starting to happen already. Honest to God, I wore pants that I got 3 years ago for the first time in 3 years today AND THEY FIT. (Around the waist. The butt, not so much, but I wore a long shirt.) I buttoned the top button and in my head, “I FEEL GOOD” by James Brown started playing.

I’m aiming to lose 10lbs this summer and make some changes to KEEP IT OFF FOR GOOD…such as drinking my water, menu planning and making exercise a priority it once was.

Le Menu:

I have tons of cookbooks, most of which are just crammed in my pantry, collecting grease and dust from the kitchen. This weekend I pulled out my WW “Take Out ” cookbook, which is divided by types of cuisines, and it gives recipes to make your “take out favorites” at home. Not a bad a idea. In the preface to one of the recipes, it says that it’s easy to make this dish the night before and just pop it in the oven the next night. A light bulb went off–I can cook after the Babe goes down for the night. I may not sit down til after 9pm, but I wanted to log 10,000 steps anyway. So I made a big huge shopping list and last night set out on a mission I haven’t embarked on since before the Babe was born: serious menu planning .

Breakfast: I sort of like having a “breakfast of the week” where I eat the same thing everyday til it’s gone. So this week I’m eating:

1 whole wheat TJ’s british muffin (2pts)
1 tbsp peanut butter (1pt)
1/2 grapefruit (free!)
2tbsp cream in my coffee (1pt)
Breakfast: 4pts

Lunch: I made a great chicken salad last night, and then cut up extras of all the veggies and will add it to tuna later this week–so two days of chicken, two days of tuna.

WW crunchy chicken salad wraps

6 oz cooked cubed chicken breast (6pts)
1/4 cup diced English (or regular) cucumber
1/4 cup minced celery
2 scallions
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (i used dried)
1/4 c. ff mayo (4pts) WAY TOO MUCH MAYO
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
4 fat free tortilla (I used Auntie Millie’s low-carb wraps–1pt each)
4 lettuce leaves (I used Boston)

Combine first 8 ingredients. Lay lettuce leaf on top of tortilla, spread salad on lettuce and roll!!!

This is supposed to serve 4. I feel it serves 2. So each serving, using 1/2 the salad and 1 tortilla is worth 6 points. I had it for lunch today–totally filling. Next time, I’m cutting the mayo in half and saving a point!!!

Dinners: I haven’t tried these recipes yet, so I’m not posting them till I know they are good, but here’s the list:

Tues: Linquine Carbonara
Weds: Turkey Enchilada Casserole
Thurs: Chicken Saltimbocca

Then everday I have a few points for snacks–usually 2-4 points a piece.

Ok, must go—here’s to a healthy week!!!

3 Replies to “It’s TIME!!”

  1. You are already making really smart choices – good for you!
    I’m on the challenge too – we can do this!

  2. Great menu! (I have found, to me anyway, that having a menu to follow really is the key!) And congratulations on those pants! 🙂

  3. i checked that ww take out book out of the library and the recipes looked good. i’m going to have to try that chicken salad!

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