Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's already Tuesday?!

I didn't do much of anything this weekend except make a meal plan for the week and purchase all of the groceries for that plan.

Meal Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
B Banana nut pancakes; aprox 400 cal Eggs with toast; 400 cal Poached egg on English Muffin; 250 cal Fruit turn overs Banana nut pancakes; 400 cal Poached egg on English Muffin; 250 cal
L Brad's spicy soup

D White Bean and Spinach Pizza; 200 cal Edamame and mushroom risotto; 500 cal Falafel sandwiches; 600 cal per sandwich Quinoa and Red Bean Burritos; 400 cal Pork and Sweet Potato Stir Fry; 400 cal Fresh Salmon Cilantro Burgers; 400 cal

This is almost all of it.  I have snacks included too, but I didn't copy that part.  Green= meat free meals and Red= meat meals.  I get all of my recipes from Family Circle magazines so I know the approximate calorie count.  I high balled the calories to accommodation larger portions that might be consumed.

How has it worked so far?  Not well.  I worked yesterday morning and then went in again for a meeting last night, so nobody was here to fallow through with the plan.  I want to do the cilantro burgers tonight since we already had cilantro and need to use it.

I may not have been able to enact my meal plan last night but I did go for a pretty good run.  I went back to work an hour earlier than the meeting was to begin so I could run uptown and have a change of scenery.  As it turns out, the Run For Your Life running group, Run For You, was meeting up.  One of my coworkers, who leads the group asked if I wanted to join.  Of course I did!  I'll take any opportunity to not be lonely and miserable on my run.  We did a 1 mile warm up, 4x800, and then the 1 mile back.  I was actually the fastest one out there which was shocking.

While I was in my meeting last night, my husband went to TJ Max and purchased a new yoga ball, but this one came with a small medicine ball and three of those bungee cord things.  I left my last yoga ball in Texas on accident and really should not have waited so long to buy another.  It's my favorite way to get a core workout.  It also motivates me to vacuum and steam the carpet.  If I'm not down there, what's the need?

Tonight I have another, sort of, meeting at work.  The Brooks rep is coming to tell us about their new minimalist line, The Pure Project.  I am very excited!  I'll see if I can take some pics, and hopefully I'll be able to try some on as well.


  1. You'll have to let us know how you like those recipes.

    Brad's spicy soup? TWSS! ;-)

  2. I'll let you know. Brad's soup is my favorite soup! lol!

  3. Im about to purchase the Dr. Gott's no sugar no flour recipe book...hoping it contains more things i can fix besides the recipes on happy2bme.com kinda getting tired of those. although, these stupid $1.00 worlds finest chocolate bars sitting on my desk of Jace's fundraiser is not helping me out.

  4. Everytime I make a meal plan, I have to make it tentative.

  5. Not to poke around too much in your training (I'd never do that, right?), but should you really be making these changes right now? Don't you have Chicago coming up in less than 2 weeks? Seems like the changes could wait that long...

    Also, beans on a pizza? You should be ashamed.

  6. The bean pizza is awesome! I've made it before. These aren't really new things. The plan is something I've gotten away from this past year. This isn't really a diet. In the past month my eating habits have been really bad and our grocery/eating out bill is out of control. I'm trying to reel some of that back in.

  7. You were the fastest because of all those 800s we ran in our criminal-orange sweatsuits back in the day! (You know, those HS selves whos asses we could totally kick in cross country now)

  8. Looks like a great meal plan! The tough part is sticking to it. Any luck on training peaks?

  9. I've been playing with training peaks and I like it. I want to attack my whole family's consumption from the front end first. Try to make some of these recipes regularly so then it will be easier to input later. Does that make any sense?