Back in the game – meals for Mon March 11

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and although I haven’t gained any weight back, I’m pretty much the same weight as the wedding – down about 1 pound or so from that. My goal is to recommit to losing the last 10 and I think by posting my meals and blogging again, it will get me back on track. I’ve been doing well these last few months, minimum carbs and sugar, very minimum bread, sweets. But foods that I wasn’t eating have starting to creep back into my days – it starts slow… For example, last week I had two sandwiches (the enormous kind from restaurants), quite a few girl scout cookies, a bowl of ice cream and the worst and what jolted me into getting back on the blog was that in the course of two nights while drinking wine and watching TV, I ate a half of a large bag of ruffles cheddar cheese chips! Oh and yes, I was drinking wine every night at dinner instead of my treat glass on Friday and Saturday nights. Soooo, here I am and here’s what I ate yesterday:

meals-3-11Breakfast – about 1/2 cup steel cut oats topped with walnut pieces, one strawberry, four blackberries, 1/2 tbsp of honey

Lunch – big green salad with a variety of lettuces, cucumbers, celery lime cole slaw (from Whole Foods) and a Trader Joe’s grass-fed beef patty – I did put a bit of ketchup and some mustard on the burger patty. And my new favorite dressing – Cardini’s Red Jalapeno Caesar thinned with some balsamic vinegar.

Dinner – small green salad and about 1/3 cup of whole wheat pasta covered with a sauce that I made using 2/3 of a jar of Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce. Rao’s is a brand that P and I discovered has very little sugar added. Prior to adding the sauce, I had cut up and cooked large link sausages (pasture raised locally). I used one spicy and one mild and mixed in a Trader Joe’s grass fed patty also cut up. Spices added to the meat mixture – ground pepper, italian seasoning, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I had originally intended to use spaghetti squash but after cooking it and cutting it open, realized that it was some other kind of big yellow squash. So had to default to the whole wheat pasta but I didn’t eat much of it.

Snacks – coffee with small square of pistachio covered chocolate (from Trader Joe’s), one Doctor Kracker Pumpkin Seed cracker spread with heated Spinach Queso dip from Whole Foods, celery sticks dipped in above mentioned new favorite dressing, small bowl of Trader Joe’s Olive Oil popcorn (approximately 1/8 of the popcorn serving I used to eat!).

I see that I did have a day with more carbs than usual. oats, honey, pasta, cracker, popcorn – will try to watch it today and the rest of the week : )


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