Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Groceries and Meal Plan

Wow three days of a blog and three posts in a row.  Starting off strong!! woo woo.  So already, even though no one is reading this, I'm wondering if we can postpone this whole weight loss thing... What can I say I'm weak willed and lack motivation.  But today while I had some down time at work I made a list of all the food we currently have in the house.  It filled an entire sheet of a legal pad.
     It was kind of incredible considering we always think there is no food in the house.  I found that we have a stash of meat.  I knew we had some meat because we had just had a box from Omaha Steaks come in, a birthday present for Adam.  In the freezer I found tilapia, salmon, ground turkey, blue gill, ground chicken and lots of chicken breasts (Adam buys it when it's on sale), also lots of veggies and fruit.  I also found plenty of dry goods in the pantry.
    During our stint with the nutritionist she taught us that writing down everything we eat helped keep us accountable.  I find it's easier to write it down ahead of time.  So I wrote up a meal plan for the week and sent it to Adam.  It was all figured out until I found the two texts from my mom about upcoming plans.  So now we have plans for July 4th and July 6th.  So I revised our meal plan.  I decided that the only food we needed to buy for the upcoming week was just a little produce.  My goal was to spend $40 or under...and we came in at just $39.89.  Goal! Considering we've been spending $100 or more a week and spending money at work $40 is pretty good.  Of course then Adam dragged me to the butcher and he bought
$40 more in meat.  His excuse was we need to take meat tomorrow for a cook out, and Thursday and next Saturday too.  And of course how could we live without back up bacon.  We get our meat at Jamison Meats they have the best brats and thick cut bacon.

So here's this week's meal plan:

Coffee and Fruit
Cook out: Brats and veggies, and fruit
Salad with grilled Shrimp
Meatloaf and roasted veggies
Chicken/ Avocado salad
Fish and Rice & Beans
Oatmeal, and fruit
Meatloaf leftovers
Pork Chops, green beans, and sweet potatoes
Chicken/ Avocado salad
Pasta Tomato Bake
Cook out: Brats and fresh veggies and fruit
 cook out continued
Oatmeal, and fruit
Salad with shrimp or chicken
Wedding: dinner
A couple of blank spots, we only seem to eat two meals on Saturday and Sundays.

And snacks will include: fresh fruit, veggies and hummus (dip for Adam), and nut butters and Sami's chips.  They aren't made in a GF facility but they don't use gluten.  Adam and I both love them.

Smoothies include fruit, spinach, protein powder, and chia seeds for added fiber.  Adam will only eat spinach in a smoothie, it's strange but whatever it takes to get his greens in.

I'll post the meatloaf recipe later it's a modified version of a recipe found in Real Simple magazine.
My two new recipes for the week are the Chicken Avocado salad, and the Pasta Tomato Bake, more info on those later this week. 

So now this weeks goals are to stick to the meal plan and no buying any extra food.  No eating out and no buying food at work.  Also it's time to start exercising regularly.  I am starting Chalean Extreme.  I've read plenty of reviews about this exercise plan and I'm excited to start it up.  It's a 90 day plan so I have something to stick to for the next couple of months.  Adam is going to dust off (and remove all his tools) from his bench press.

It's a good start to our new healthy lifestyle.  We're spending tomorrow at Hamilton Lake at Adam's brother's lake house.  It should be a wonderful day, thank the Lord for sunny days!

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