Monday, January 12, 2009

Day 132: All About the Meal Planning

So yesterday afternoon I was all pumped to do good things including go to the gym, go to t-mobile, go to Kroger, go to Plato’s Closet and plan meals/cook several… I was 3 for 5 – skipped out on the gym and Plato’s Closet. Sigh. I just couldn’t find the motivation to drag my but to a treadmill! I finally got out of bed at 4:30 (not kidding!) – I was just doing house stuff and watching bad TV. I made myself plan the meals and a grocery list and we set off for Kroger/Publix/Trader Joe’s (turned into 3 trips) and T-mobile. When I got home I did well with the Meal Plan:
  • I made 2 servings of Greek Feta Chicken for Monday’s lunch
  • I made the sauce/breading for chicken parmesan; prepped the 4 tenders and measured out noodles for Monday’s dinner
  • I made 2 servings of Sweet & Sour Chicken for Tuesday’s lunch
  • I made a new recipe – curried chicken salad for Wednesday & Friday’s lunch. I’ll post the recipe later (after I decide if I like it of course!)

So I still need to get ready for Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s dinners tonight – not too bad! Here is the plan:

Monday: Greek Feta Chicken/Chicken Parmesan
Tuesday: Sweet & Sour Chicken/Chicken Fajitas
Wednesday: Curried Chicken Sandwiches/Lemon pepper tilapia & broccoli & rice
Thursday: Turkey/roast beef sandwiches & chips/Lime Chicken & rice
Friday: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich/Blackened Chicken Pasta
Saturday: Egg, Bacon & Cheese Wrap/Chicken & White Bean Chili/Tin Foil Chicken
Sunday: Southbeach Eggsadilla – make list/plan and go back to store! :)

Other than the back-to-back cooking – I was able to squeeze in more Queen of Babble and Desperate Housewives – SO good! I just love this season. Mostly Gabby & Carlos’s new dynamic – very cool. At the end of the day, I was at 1,395 calories, 204 carbs and 24 fat grams – not bad! I actually was under 1,200 after dinner so I ate a small bowl of cereal to take me into the right range. Here’s what I ate.

Today is going well so far- yummy breakfast sandwich (no more Jimmy Dean’s unless it’s an emergency – ha!), the greek feta chicken heated up nicely (not as good as fresh – but pretty dang close), I walked 3.5 miles with Stacy at lunch (she just bought a house so she has lots of great advice!) and am looking forward to knocking out more miles and abs/back/biceps. Figure I’ll do back machines (since I have no spotter) and alternate with different kinds of curls. We’ll see. I may even post my work out – would anyone be interested in that?

K – I’m out – happy Monday! (blah) Looking forward to seeing what you guys were up to this weekend!!

11 comments:

dailygoods said...

meals sound great! i hope you like your curried chicken salad so we can see the recipe :)

hannah katherine said...

hey girlie, i'm so excited to see what house you all end up with! i can't believe you're giving up your traditional morning breakfast! things are changin' in your house : )

Big Pissy said...

:) you've never said what you use for the potato portion of the breakfast burrito.

I'm curious. ;-)

Kelly Olexa said...

ahhh I'm watching Desperate Housewives right now. Love it.

;-)
KO

Big Pissy said...

oh! forgot to tell you: Suzie is VERY impressed with your results and how hard you've worked to attain them. :)

Madison Song said...

thats awesome how u are so diligent with meal planning. i have never done that! wish i were like that though~

fittingbackin said...

DG: I hope so, too!! We tried a spoonful and it was good so i'm sure Wednesday's lunch will prove fabulous and i'll post it!

HK: Hey! OMG me too!! Yes, I had to - it was getting old and PRICY!

Pissy: Def - i'll post the recipe now! Aw that's SO nice to hear! I very much value her opinion - she looks FAB! I'm glad your workouts with her are going so good!

Kelly: Me too!! Still need to watch Brothers & Sisters!

Madison: Oh this is a new thing!! I'm trying it in hopes that I can one day get it down to a scient and be lean cuisine free! :) I hope it works out!!

Madison Song said...

thats awesome how u are so diligent with meal planning. i have never done that! wish i were like that though~

Big Pissy said...

oh! forgot to tell you: Suzie is VERY impressed with your results and how hard you've worked to attain them. :)

hannah katherine said...

hey girlie, i'm so excited to see what house you all end up with! i can't believe you're giving up your traditional morning breakfast! things are changin' in your house : )

dailygoods said...

meals sound great! i hope you like your curried chicken salad so we can see the recipe :)