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Do you guys remember my post about Trim Healthy Mama? I’ve been eating this way for two months now, and I have lost about 10 pounds. I say ‘about’ because I didn’t have a scale until about 2 weeks ago. The last time I weighed was at my in-laws’ just before I started eating the THM way.
Ten pounds in 2 months may seem like a slow loss–I know it does to me, but I have to remind myself that that whole loss is WITHOUT exercise. I am terribly undisciplined when it comes to exercise, and while I know it’s important, I have not done a good job at being consistent AT ALL. I have, however, tried to be more active. And because I feel better and have more energy because I am eating better, I am moving more quite naturally.
Fortunately, I haven’t had a problem staying on plan with my eating at all. It’s easy (once you get the hang of it) and tasty and filling and kinda fun. One of the best ways I have found to stay on track with any eating plan and with a family budget is to menu plan. So I’m sharing below my family’s meal plan for the week–Trim Healthy Mama style!
Breakfast: left over gluten-free pancakes or waffles for the kids; Eggs fried in butter for me
Lunch: Boneless Wings (p 324 in the book) and Roasted veggies seasoned with coconut aminos, sea salt, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
Snack: Cottage Berry Whip (p 379 in the book)
Dinner: Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets w/ GF Mac & Cheese for the kids; Cobb Salad for me
Dessert: Skinny Chocolate (p 371)
Breakfast: Egg Cups–I find it amazing how my kids whine and complain when I make scrambled eggs or fried eggs or omelets or any other kind of eggs besides this one. I mix about 6 eggs, 2 heaping tsp. cottage cheese, and a few slices of chopped ham, with salt and pepper to taste. Pour it into silicone baking cups and bake for 20-30 minutes. The baked eggs pop right out of the silicone cups, and we eat them up. You could add something else to this breakfast (berries, veggies, an S bread), but we get full from the eggs.
Lunch: Left over mac & cheese & cantaloupe for the kids; Salad for me (probably Cobb because that’s my fave lately!)
Snack: Basic Cheesecake (p 373)
Dinner: Taco Salad–Everyone else will have it with chips or taco shells. I’ll have taco meat on a bed of shredded lettuce with my favorite taco toppings.
Dessert: Basic Cheesecake
Breakfast: Chocolate Breakfast Cookies–I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I am looking forward to it!
Lunch: Picnic Lunch–We have a homeschool outing, so we’ll pack a lunch for everyone. The kids that can eat gluten will have regular pb & j sandwiches, string cheese, and fruit. The gluten-intolerant kid and I will have ham roll ups instead of sandwiches.
Snack: Apple & peanut butter
Dinner: Big Boy Smoothie (p 242)–Our church serves dinner every Wednesday, and I take a smoothie knowing that whatever is served will likely NOT be on-plan. In the event, they have salad or grilled meat or on-plan veggies, I’ll eat those. But if not, the smoothie is more than enough to fill me up and keep me satisfied.
Breakfast: Paleo Muffins for the kids; Muffin in a Mug (p 256) for me
Lunch: Pita Pizzas; made on GF tortillas for the GF kid
Snack: Triple Zero Yogurt with a TB of chia seeds mixed in (just because I like them like that)
Dinner: Ham & Broccoli Quiche
Breakfast: Eggs & Bacon
Lunch: Soup & salad of some kind. I haven’t decided yet. Maybe a vegetable beef?
Snack: Cottage Berry Whip
Dinner: Pizza Casserole (p 327) & salad
Breakfast: Triple Zero Yogurt and Berries
Snack: Skinny Chocolate (& maybe a bit of cheesecake if there is any left)
Dinner: Sandwiches (on plan-approved bread) & Salad
Breakfast: Cereal for the kids; I’ll have eggs or muffin in a mug.
Lunch: Cook out–This is how we celebrate Easter as we are all eager to be out in the sunshine! We’ll have grilled meats and lots of sides. I’m sure there will be plenty that aren’t on-plan, but I’ll stick with the non-starchy veggies for my sides.
Snack/Dessert: Cheesecake (I’m making more to share with family.)
To my fellow THMamas: How’d I do? I feel like I need to add more ‘E’ meals, but I’m not quite sure how. Suggestions?
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