Things have been a little crazy lately so I’ve been failing at blogging – typical. I’ve been busy celebrating birthdays and going to the lake and playing with friends and winning kickball games and going on bike rides. I have not been eating at home and I have not been working out as much as I would like/think I should. And we leave for Miami in 30 days!
I can’t believe it. The trip will be here before I know it. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m going to make my 20 pounds before Miami goal at this point. But that doesn’t mean I am throwing in the towel. After all, my weight loss journey is about long term results, right? Plus, even if I don’t lose 20 pounds pre-Miami, I can still lose some weight and feel stronger and healthier and glowier. So yesterday, I made a crazy menu plan for the next two weeks and hit up the grocery store. Normally, I only shop in one-week increments but since I am not a great budgeter and I haven’t been going to the store as regularly as I should, I figured it would be best to knock out two weeks (roughly) worth of meals so I had no excuses for not eating well.
June 7th: Grilled Portabello Wrap; Bun-less Turkey Burger with Baked Sweet Potato Chips
June 8th: Turkey Burger Wrap w/ 100 calorie Guacamole pack; Book Club (I may make a smoothie before I go to curb hunger so I don’t overeat like I usually do!)
June 9th: Potato Supreme; Club Wrap
June 10th: Potato Supreme; TBD
June 11th: Lunch with the Fam (guessing, at El Rio Verde!); Lake
June 12th: Great-uncle’s 80th Birthday Party Luncheon; PW’s Chicken w/ Garlic and Tomatoes
June 13th: Leftover Chicken; Baked Mahi Mahi w/ Spinach and Brussels Sprouts
June 14th: Turkey Burger Wrap; Baked Tilapia w/ Broccoli and Sweet Potato
June 15th: Leftover Chicken; Baked Mahi Mahi w/ Spinach
June 16th: Turkey Burger Wrap; Leftover Chicken
I may have to hit up the grocery store at some point in the next two weeks to replenish my produce selection but other than that I am totally set up! It feels really, really nice to have a game plan. Now, to get back into the gym routine too….
What have you been eating lately? Does having a menu plan help you stay on track?
PS – Just wanted to post a quick shout out to one of my favorites, Geoffersonspin — He not only completed his second Lake Tahoe Century for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society yesterday but also proposed to his lovely girlfriend, now fiancée! YAY! So happy/excited for him!