Meal Plan Monday

This week I’m including all my meals plus snacks.

I’ll be tracking my food and activity using My Fitness Pal.  I hate tracking my food but I know it helped me once before to get a better idea of how many calories I’m actually eating in a day and how much I should be eating.

Part of getting healthy for me is to lose some weight.

I’m not helping myself if I’m working out consistently but eating whatever I want.  If I walk 4.5 miles then eat a pile of popcorn shrimp, mashed potatoes with cheese, then eat ice cream later plus snacking on M&M’s all day…..I’m not doing myself any favors.

I think without working out I would be gaining more but I think eating better would help me lose more.  I have lost some inches but I need to pay attention to my food…so that’s where my meal plan comes into play.

This might not be the healthiest meal plan but it’s better than me “winging it” all week.  I’m naturally lazy so no plan means easiest option possible, which might be carry out or not eating.  Those who have followed me for awhile probably know that I’m not a big fan of cooking or complicated meal plans, again….naturally lazy.

One thing I am learning to embrace is prep.

Cooking several days worth of some type of protein like ground turkey or chicken. Cutting up veggies and fruit ahead of time.
Breaking up big packs of pretzels or chips into small bags.

In a perfect world I would prep my lunches the night before and have everything ready to go but the reality is me throwing things into a lunch box 5 minutes before I run out the door.  The more options I have to grab, the more likely I am to end up with something healthy.

I ate out for lunch a few times last week so my goal right now is to not eat out for lunch for 2 weeks, then going forward only eat out for lunch maybe twice a month.  Eating out for lunch is starting to feel a bit too normal so it’s time to reel it back in so it’s more of a treat.

I think that’s all I have for the meal plan.  Snacks are plenty of clementines (I bought a bag at Costco), strawberries, cucumbers, string cheese, pretzels, Pirates Booty, and of course boiled eggs from Easter.

I’m going to try to post a workout plan tomorrow.  It’s going to include lots of walking and at least a couple days of strength training.

Hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend!  🙂

Monday
Breakfast:  Oatmeal w/strawberries, boiled egg
Lunch:  Tortilla w/ground turkey, cucumbers, and hummus. Grapes.
Dinner:  Ground turkey with rice and tikka masala veggies
Snacks:  Clementines, yogurt

Tuesday
Breakfast:  Bagel w/egg
Lunch:  Salad.  Boiled egg.
Dinner:  Out for trivia.  If not, Stir fry veggies with rice.
Snacks:  Clementines, cucumber slices w/baslamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasoning

Wednesday
Breakfast:  Oatmeal w/strawberries.  Boiled egg.
Lunch:  Steamed broccoli and cauliflower w/rice
Dinner:  Spaghetti w/ground turkey
Snacks:  Clementines, strawberries, yogurt

Thursday
Breakfast:  Oatmeal w/fruit.  Boiled egg.
Lunch:  Pita with lunch meat and hummus.  Cucumbers with dip.
Dinner:  Leftovers.
Snacks:  String cheese, clementines, pretzels w/dip

Friday
Breakfast:  Bagel with bacon and egg
Lunch:  Pita with lunch meat and hummus.  Cucumbers with dip.
Dinner:  Pasta with chicken and broccoli
Snacks:  Pretzels w/dip, string cheese

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One comment

  1. Ebere · April 16

    Yea, I did enjoy my Easter weekend. What about you? It’s just never really easy to have a food timetable, but with discipline, it sure does happen

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