This isn’t much of an update because I didn’t weigh like I had said. I had another lousy week. I did see the dermatologist on Tuesday was given a prescription but it was never called into the pharmacy! Talk about frustrating!! So needless to say I am still itchy and miserable and I see them again in a week.
The mercury retrograde/weather have really taken it’s toll on me last week along with other emotional crap (yay me) so I spent more time focusing on self care.
I have decided to try a bit of Keto into my diet which I had thought about doing in the past but didn’t stick to it in the past. A summary of Keto is basically reverting back to caveman habits. Lots of meat come into play along with certain veggies/fruit. You do have to cut out a lot of stuff including carbs, peanut butter (eeek) milk, and starchy foods. I am not sure how well I am going to do on this but I am going to give it the old college try as they say. I don’t think I can give up milk peruse but I am willing to give up pasta and bread for a while.
I am giving myself two weeks which is when I will go grocery shopping again to give it an honest effort as much as I can. Plus I am hoping to make it back to the gym this week! I promise! There won’t be any updates until then unless something Earth shattering happens!
I’ll see you in two weeks!
Well the week is almost over and ending my 2nd attempt at the menu planning! If you remember I kind of fell off the wagon after the first week. I am pleased to report that I did a lot better this time around!!
I did make some alterations but for the most part I stayed on task. By the time Thursday rolled around, I had gotten home late from class which I am usually home by 1pm but I didn’t since class/training ran late. Plus my sinuses reared it’s ugly head and by the time I got home I didn’t want to put together my leftovers, I was hot, stuffy, and tired so I settled for a Lean Cuisine meal but I had some unsweetened apple sauce with it then prepped hard-boiled to have for a light supper along with a bowl of cereal (I know an odd combination).
This weekend is when I will grocery shop so I will do a tentative menu plan. I think going week by week is way better than two weeks out. So look for pictures of everything soon.
I am excited I found some more mushroom recipes that I am going to try! (Post on that soon!!)
I’ll be back hopefully with weigh in results!
Have a great weekend!
I start my 3rd week of school this week and last week was our first week of training the new PT students. I keep thinking how INSANE it is that I was in their position a year ago!!! Also at a different gym. And now I am creating and writing workouts. What a difference a year makes! Still a work in process!
I have looked back at last year and I struggled so much. If I could go back and tell my last year self “Hey girl (yes I did say that!) you’re struggling right now but guess what? You get through it and you come out the other side!”
Last week, I mentioned I didn’t do well with the whole menu plan so I am trying it again this week. I made it loose so I not fully committed and have done some minor changes. Monday was a full on meal prep day, I made my food for work for the week with my crock which I have been using a lot more lately (it’s getting to be that time of year!), I made taco meat and I finally tried a new recipe (remember when I wanted to a while back??):
Veggie Pizza!! Here’s the recipe. I did make round as opposed to square and used 1 tube of crescent rolls (low fat), only 1 block of cream cheese (low fat), half the dry ranch packet, (low fat) miracle whip. Oh and I used a little bit of (low fat) Mozzarella shredded cheese. I made the crust ahead of time then I topped the pizza later in the morning. Turned out really good! I have been this whole pizza kick lately because I have been craving Domino’s so I have been trying to find somewhat healthier options. Last week, I did portabella stuffed mushroom pizzas (mushrooms are my jam!) too.
Last but not least I finally went back to the gym Monday! As you know I have been struggling emotionally and my motivation has been low but finally I went in and did a simple workout.
I have weigh-in this week which I might wait till Saturday.
Goal for the week: Is to stay on track with my menu plan and at least attend 2 classes of Jazzercise since I haven’t been in almost a month!!
I will be back later to report my 2nd round of menu planning!
Have a great week!
I thought what would help me maybe to make better decisions in my eating habits is to menu/meal plan. I have never really done it before so I thought as they say “Give it the old college try” and it’s fitting since I am a college student!
As I’ve mentioned before, I go with the flow on my meals mainly because:
- I work overnights
- I go to school part time
- My schedule is way different
- I grocery shop every two weeks
- Whatever I have on hand is what I prepare
- Plus it’s just me, myself and I
So why plan? For starters it will help me eat out less, not eat junk, stop relying on processed food as much and maybe help drop the weight I gained. Also to try new recipes too. Plus also to use leftovers more too so I don’t waste food.
I typically eat your three meals a day plus I suppose an extra since I work overnights where most would consider that lunch? I’m not sure but working 8 hours does make you hungry and you have to fuel your body.
I do eat breakfast depending on the day if I have class I will eat a bigger breakfast to help curb my appetite until I get home, I also take a small snack if need be, I have lunch then I sleep and then in the evening, on those days I will have a light meal mainly because I sleep later those days and I want something quick and easy to eat. Then I take something that I prep ahead. On non school days, if I go workout I eat a lighter breakfast, followed by lunch, sleep and then a filling supper.
Well, I had a great menu all planned out and I didn’t follow it. Basically it feel through after a week!! #EpicFail.
The original plan was to cook Sunday supper then meal prep for the week…. I ended up falling asleep at 4pm and I got once had a snack then went back to bed and I got up later in the morning. I did throw stuff in the crock pot for the week on Monday plus I did put together tuna salad as well, but it wasn’t I had planned originally and I tried to alter my menu as I went along but I gave up too quickly I might add. Although, I may start over and try it again for next week. It is definitely trial and error!
I’ll be back with another update I’m sure!