Meal Plan Monday

I was really beating myself up for taking time off last week but when I looked at the week on my FitBit app I didn’t feel too bad.  I had a kick-ass Sunday with over 20,000 steps.  I went to the gym Monday, Wednesday, and Friday then took Tuesday and Thursday off.  I walked 5+ miles each of my gym days, so not too shabby.

I think I was close to 80,000 steps for the week.

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The challenges really push me to do more.  I know I wouldn’t have made it to the gym  consistently if I wasn’t in a challenge.   I’m in 2 Work Week Hustle Challenges this week on FitBit.

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I love and hate the challenges because they push me and make me crazy, so………one of my goals this week is to not make myself super crazy trying to beat everyone, recognize my own accomplishments, and push myself to do just a little bit better every week.

Onto the food….

I’ve been good and bad.  For some reason my junk food cravings are off the chart. I want to go to the drive thru and order enough food for 2 meals.  I’ve been wanting to binge eat, just eat everything in sight.

My theory right now is stress.

Last week a friend revealed on Facebook she had been raped a few weeks ago.  A friend shared information about her marriage that was very sad.  My own personal family worries.  On top of that I deal with dark, heavy topics at work all day.  I can’t lie.  I think everything got to me last week and I wanted to turn to food for comfort.

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Thankfully I didn’t go that route, except for that small bag of cheetos and an oversized bowl of pasta one afternoon.  I tried to hide myself from the world

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but after dinner with a friend last night and a phone conversation with another today I feel so much better.  I have to remind myself constantly to not internalize everything.  The weight of the world doesn’t have to be on my shoulders because I’m lucky enough to have some amazing people to help me out.

Meal Plan Monday post went a bit deeper than I planned for it to go but it is what it is 🙂

Some of the prep I’ve done this week:

I cooked 2 chicken breasts tonight that will last me dinners and lunches until Thursday.  I cut up 2 cucumbers for snacks and lunches, also finishing off the giant container of cherry tomatoes I bought.  Cutting up a head of cauliflower and broccoli tomorrow night for snacking and for dinner later in the week.

Throwing away some strawberries…I rarely eat them, why do I buy them so consistently? . Also, some eggs.  If I’m going to buy the big pack at Costco I need to boil some and make some ahead of time for workweek breakfasts.

I’m once again taking a closer look at my budget and reigning in the expenses but that’s something for another post.  Have a great week!!

Monday
Chicken-I ended up on the phone for over an hour with a friend while snacking on pieces cut off a chicken breast, now it’s after 8:00 so I don’t want to eat a whole meal.  I’m going to have a snack then head to bed.  Monday’s meal moves to Wednesday.

Tuesday
Out for Dinner

Wednesday
Chicken stir fry-I bought a big bag of stir fry veggies from Costco and I’m thinking this will last me for many, many meals.

Thursday
Baked potato and sausage

Friday
Cauliflower pizza

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