Meal Plan Shot out of water. Hope next week is better

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I have been fighting for 9 months now to get my diet and family on a schedule. When I finally got them on one, it pained me that life struck and I had to alter my meal plan. We hit a financial wall and the funds I had planned on spending on my meal plan had been cut into an 8th of what I had planned on it to be. So my in-laws decided to help and give us food from their freezer.  They didn’t give us anything processed o anything just lots of red meat.  I only had the funds to get 3 bags of boneless skinless chicken, and 4 bags of frozen veggies to last us all month.  So I figured I needed to redo my meal plan to account for all the red meat.

Before I get into my meal plan, I figured I could take this time to discuss the true importance of a meal plan. Most people who are trying to lose weight, a meal plan will be one of the most important tools they can have. Not only does a meal plan keep your diet and weight-loss in check, but it helps you structure your goals and not sway away. This is why when you purchase a workout video, most of the time; you will also receive a meal plan as well.  Structure is needed when you are trying to lose weight. It keeps you accountable for what you are doing.  Consider your meal plan like your calendar you put your appointments in. Without it, you would be lost and forget what important events are to come. This is the same with a meal plan. Once you create your meal plan and even your activity plan, it starts to keep yourself accountable for the path of success you are aiming for.  It will keep you from snacking on foods that you know aren’t healthy for your goal to a healthier you.

Now, here comes what you all have been waiting for. My original meal plan, followed by my thrown into chaos plan. Please be warned however, you will see a huge difference in the plan but I am proud of myself for some of the choices I had made to keep me from going off the deep end. Without further delay, my original meal plan for 9/5-9/13.
9/5 Breakfast- 2 eggs, 3 slices of bacon with a glass of juice
      Lunch- Salad made with Romaine Lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado and 2TBS of olive oil and Vinegar mixed.
      Dinner- Rotisserie chicken with sliced apples and rosemary
      Snack 1 - ¼ cup of almonds
      Snack 2- 6 Oz Greek Yogurt

9/6 Breakfast- Healthy smoothie
      Lunch- Grilled Chicken and Asparagus
      Dinner- Grilled Tuna w/ Celery Sticks
      Snack 1- 1 cup Carrots
      Snack 2- 1 medium Apple

9/7 Breakfast- Egg omelet e made with 1 egg and 2 egg whites, 1 slice of bacon, ¼ sliced bell pepper
      Lunch- Grilled Chicken breast with a side of Mixed Berries
      Dinner- Steak with mixed steam vegetables
      Snack 1- Greek Yogurt
      Snack 2- 1 small orange

9/8 Breakfast- oatmeal with ¼ cup of mixed fruit
      Lunch- Tuna over Raw spinach and hard boiled eggs
      Dinner- Grilled chicken with mashed Cauliflower
      Snack1- 1 hard-boiled egg
      Snack 2- 3 celery sticks with a tsp. of almond butter

9/10 Breakfast- 2 eggs on top flax Ezekiel Bread
        Lunch- Grilled Chicken with steamed Mixed Veggies
         Dinner- Grilled Shrimp On top Romaine and spinach mixed with 1 hard-boiled egg, 3 cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup of broccoli florets and 2 tbsp. of vinegar/olive oil mix
          Snack 1- Greek Yogurt
          Snack 2- 1 cup of grapes

9/11 Breakfast- Paleo Pancakes with Strawberries or Blueberries
        Lunch- Pork Chops with 1 small Sweet potato
        Dinner- Hamburger patty with steamed Vegetables
        Snack 1- 3 stalks of celery with 1tsp. of Almond Butter
        Snack 2- 1 hard-boiled egg

9/12 Breakfast- 2 eggs and Bacon
        Lunch- grilled chicken on top of Spinach Leaves
        Dinner - steak with green beans
        Snack 1- 1 cup of grapes
        Snack 2- 1 small apple

See how awesome that looked? I had it all planned out and excited about it. Then Life struck and it through me for a loop. So I had to make do with what I had. So here goes! 

9/5 Breakfast- 1 cup oatmeal
      Lunch – 2 oz of steak over spinach leaves
      Dinner- Spaghetti Squash (1 cup) with 4 oz. grilled chicken and tomato sauce (family had pizza)
      Snack 1- Greek Yogurt
      Snack 2- 1 cup frozen blueberries

9/6 Breakfast- 2 scrambled eggs
      Lunch- 1 2 oz chicken breast on 2 cups mixed spring greens
     Dinner- Chicken Stir-Fry
     Snack 1- Protein Shake
     Snack 2- 5 energy bits

9/7 Breakfast- Protein shake
      Lunch- Left over stir-fry (1 cup)
     Dinner- 4 oz. Steak and 1 cup mixed vegetables
     Snack 1- 1 banana
     Snack 2- 1 apple

9/8 Breakfast -1 cup of oatmeal
      Lunch- 4 oz. left over steak
      Dinner- 6 oz. round steak and steamed Broccoli
      Snack 1- 1 cup frozen peaches
      Snack 2- ½ cup frozen fruit added to 8 oz. of water

9/9 Breakfast-  2 scrambled eggs
      Lunch- 2 oz of round steak left over
      Dinner- 6 oz. pork chop with mixed veggies
      Snack 1- Protein Shake
      Snack 2- 1 apple

9/10 Breakfast- 1 banana with 1 slice Ezekiel Bread
        Lunch- 2 cups spinach leaves with 2 oz. of chicken breast
        Dinner- Baked sweet Potato 6 oz. rib eye steak
        Snack 1- Chocolate protein Bar
        Snack 2- 2 cups of Baby Carrots

9/11 Breakfast- 1 cup Oatmeal
        Lunch- Special K Breakfast Protein Shake
        Dinner- 12 oz. Sirloin with Grilled Onions and steamed Carrots
        Snack 1- Ezekiel Bread with almond butter
        Snack 2- 1 cup of frozen green beans

9/12 Breakfast- 2 eggs
        Lunch- 4 oz. left over Sirloin Steak
        Dinner- 4 oz. Pork chops with 2 oz. steamed broccoli
        Snack 1- 1 cup of frozen peas
        Snack 2- 1 slice Ezekiel Bread with 1 tsp. Almond butter

I tried to stay as healthy as I could with what I had. I wasn’t able to get pictures of my meals Like I wanted too but I did my best. Really hope you guys like it! From My Kitchen to yours. Sleep well, Eat right and sweat hard.


Ja @Ja on the RUN said...

You are so detailed on your meal plans. I love it! I should start doing this too. :)

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