Skinny Dipping

Wednesday

Meal 1 - peanut butter cookie Larabar

Meal 2 - Amy’s spinach feta pocket

Meal 3 - Bowl of Amy’s split-pea soup with a bag of harvest cheddar Sun Chips crumbled on top

Tuesday

Meal 1 - Ginger Snap Larabar

Meal 2 - Slice’s wicked garden calzone: stuffed with broccoli, spinach, garlic, and (of course) cheese, served with marinara sauce

Meal 3 - Stove top popcorn

Meal 4 - Appx. a million sour punch straws.  OK, this is obviously where I got off track.  My lunch was HUGE.. and also very dense in calories.  I was trying to just not eat a dinner to make up for it, but obviously that is unrealistic, unwise, and will not be repeated.  I’ve been SO GOOD about halloween candy also.. but I just caved and ended up binging.  I don’t think that would’ve happened had I eaten dinner.  Oh well, tomorrow!

Thai beef salad

Monday

Meal 1 - Green smoothie as planned. Texture’s weird with the pear and it smells like grass, but overall I really don’t mind this!  It’s sweet and you can’t taste the spinach.

Meal 2 - Amy’s broccoli and cheese pocket.   I need to try and plan my meals so I don’t eat two sweet-ish meals in a row, because I much MUCH prefer savory.  And thinking about eating an apple with almond butter was not at all appetizing after that smoothie this morning.  I really just wish all food was savory.  It’s definitely one of the biggest reasons I’m not that crazy about fruit.

Meal 3 - Thai beef salad: lettuce, cilantro, tomato, cucumber, shaved onion, sliced beef, and lemon and oil dressing.  That pocket did NOT leave me satisfied.  Maybe its because I need to eat something else with it (like soup or a salad), or maybe it’s because I had a bite of my coworkers DELICIOUS beef salad she brought from home.  So, needless to say, I could not resist ordering a beef salad from the Thai restaurant everyone was ordering lunch from.  But good job me for ONLY ordering the salad.. cause boy do i love me some thai food.

Meal 4 - A couple bites of a coworker’s shrimp and chicken pad thai and later.. a couple of my friend’s zapp’s voodoo gumbo potato chips

Meal 5 - glass of vanilla almond milk

Meal 6 - package of Annie’s white cheddar microwavable mac & cheese with 1/2 bag of steamed shelled edamame mixed in.

Eating Plan

Tentative eating plan for tomorrow:

(bring a lara bar in case of emergencies)

meal 1 - Green smoothie: 1 cup water, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 1 pear (or apple), 2 cups spinach (appx. 8:30 a.m.)

meal 2 - apple with almond butter (appx. 11-12)

meal 3 - amy’s broccoli and cheese pocket sandwich (appx. 1 p.m.)

need to get from grocery store: fresh mozzarella, string cheese, walnuts, salted almonds, milk, bread, hamburger buns, tupperware, mixed greens, butter, crispbread, apple slicer

meal 4 - caprese salad: fresh mozz, tomatoes, mixed greens, balsamic vinegar

meal 5 - pack of amy’s instant mac & cheese mixed with shelled edamame and steamed broccoli.

meal 6 (?) - greek yogurt with agave nectar

…that actually all sounds really good to me right now.  wish me luck!

Quick, easy, healthy recipes to try

SOUPS

SANDWICHES

SALADS

Friday

Meal 1 - 1/2 of peanut butter jelly lara bar, handful of almonds

Meal 2 - Amy’s spinach feta in a pocket sandwich

wednesday

meal 1 - apple with almond butter

tuesday

meal 1 - cottage cheese + raw almonds

meal 2 - huge salad consisting of: lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado, shredded carrots, grilled chicken, balsamic vinaigrette

meal 3 - stove-top popcorn drizzled with butter

meal 4 - piece of baguette with brie

meal 5 - 3 chicken wings, 1 & 1/2 slices of pizza: mozzarella, feta, red peppers, sundried tomato, bacon.

meal 6 - 1 peach

candy of the day - appx. 4 warheads and 4 jolly ranchers (DUMB since i don’t even LIKE candy)

thursday

BREAKFAST:

1/2 of an english muffin with almond butter

glass of skim milk

LUNCH:

trader joe’s chicken vindaloo (290 cals)

lots of water

SNACK:

sample of trader joe’s gnocchi w/ sauce

sample of trader joe’s blueberry juice

slice of fresh mozzarella

DINNER:

two slices of pizza - whole wheat dough with garlic tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, crumbled bacon

glass of white wine

EXERCISE:

30 minutes on the elliptical

appx. 1 hour on various weight machines

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