THM menu for the week of Jan 9

 

MONDAY

breakfast: Greek yogurt with chia seeds and strawberries; coffee

lunch: sauteed salmon on romaine salad with EVOO and wine vinegar; green tea

snack: peanut butter fudge (sub pf flour for the cocoa powder in recipe for rich chocolate fudge in the old book, page 386); oolong tea

dinner: papster thighs (pg 165), mashed cauliflower, broccoli

snack: red wine and dark chocolate

 

TUESDAY

breakfast: eggs and avs (pg 245); coffee

lunch: leftovers; green tea

snack: pb fudge; oolong tea

dinner: S salad bowl from chipotle for a fundraiser

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste

WEDNESDAY

breakfast: lemon poppy seed MIM (pg 278); coffee

lunch: tuna stuffed tomato (pg 363 old book); green tea

snack: pb fudge; oolong tea

dinner: baked tilapia (pg 286 old book), quinoa, white bean mashies (pg 361 old book)

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste

THURSDAY

breakfast: Greek yogurt with chia seeds and strawberries; coffee

lunch: turkey and lettuce roll ups; apple slices; dunkin donuts dark roast coffee (grocery shopping day 🙂 )

snack: cheesecake berry crunch (pg. 352); green tea

dinner: zucchini noodles (pg 356 old book) with red sauce; salad

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste

FRIDAY

breakfast: scrambled eggs with red pepper, spinach and onion; coffee

lunch: salad with tuna; green tea

snack: chocolate nut slab (pg 372 old book); oolong tea

dinner: slim sloppy joes (pg 63) and cole slaw (pg 230)

snack: trimtastic zucchini cake (game night with friends!)

SATURDAY

breakfast: strawberry MIM (pg. 287); coffee

lunch: Shabbat fellowship (taking challah and fruit)

snack: chocolate nut slab; green tea

dinner: chili (pg 330 in old book); THM corn bread (pg 199)

snack: red wine and cheese

SUNDAY

breakfast: fried eggs; coffee

lunch: out with my in-laws (something S)

snack: chocolate nut slab; green tea

dinner: turkey burger with lots of  S toppings

snack: chamomile tea with turmeric paste

img_4747-1This post is linked at Menu Plan Monday

Back in the THM saddle

The 18th of this month will mark my 4 year journey with Trim Healthy Mama. I have lost 40 lbs and (mostly) maintained it over this time. All while eating tasty, healthy food in any setting of life. 

I have been off plan for a few months now because I fell back into old patterns and let me tell you… I can feel the difference. Irritable, fatigued, bloated.

It is time to get back on track and RENEW my commitment to my health in 2017.

Here is this week’s menu for anyone who is interested.

Monday 

Breakfast- eggs and avs (pg 245); coffee with half and half and stevia

Lunch- low carb roll up with tuna, kale, tomato, mayo; cucumber slices; green tea

Snack- green pepper slices; cottage cheese; oolong tea

Dinner- bunless turkey burger; chamomile tea

Tuesday 

Breakfast- omelette with green peppers, onions, nutritional yeast, cheddar cheese; coffee with half and half and stevia

Lunch- sauteed salmon on kale with EVOO; green tea

Snack- apple with 1 tsp natural peanut butter; oolong tea

Dinner- meatloaf (page 158) and mashed cauliflower; chamomile tea

Wednesday 

Breakfast- oatmeal; cottage berry whip; coffee with half and half and stevia

Lunch- leftovers; green tea

Snack- celery with peanut butter; oolong tea

Dinner- chicken tenders (pg 345 in old book); salad; chamomile tea

Thursday 

Breakfast- 1 cup greek yogurt with berries and walnuts; coffee with half and half and stevia 

Lunch- leftovers; green tea

Snack- cucumber slices and hummus; oolong tea

Dinner- perfect pizza (pg 211) and salad; chamomile tea 

Friday 

Breakfast- scrambled eggs; coffee with half and half and stevia 

Lunch- eating at moe’s with friends

Snack- celery with peanut butter;green  tea

Dinner- lentil stew (pg 89) and challah (off plan)

Snack- wine and cheese

Saturday 

Breakfast- 1 cup greek yogurt with berries and walnuts; coffee

Lunch- pasta salad (made with dream field pasta); coffee. Later, veggies at a baby shower.

Snack- trimtastic cake (pg 296)

Dinner- taco salad

Scheduling Series Overview

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For my  first crack at this new flow of intentional time management, I’ve decided to break my day up into categories. These are the major categories of my daily life that I’d like to improve upon in some way. Then I will pick one specific way to be more intentional for the week and try to stick with it. I will post my progress here each day and an overall progress report at the end of the week.

Spiritual LifeThis week, my goal is to get up at 6:30 am (I typically get up at 7 ish) so I can spend time in prayer and the Word. The biggest obstacle I can see with this is if the children don’t stay asleep for at least the first 15 minutes so I can get in some quality prayer time. I can study with them up but prayer is a little trickier.

MarriageSpend at least 15 minutes decompressing together and talking just the 2 of us. This may seem like a no-brainer, but we could go days without sitting down face to face and intentionally sharing with one another. Which then leads to blow ups because there’s no buffer each day to take the pressure of every day life off . We’ve been trying this for a couple of days and it seems like it’s working pretty well. I want to continue this.

ParentingI really, really want to be less snappy with my kids. I am a very intense person and I need to practice being calmer when I am dealing with my children.

Home EducationI think we are doing really well in this area actually (it’s still early in the year!) So I think my goal here will be to keep up the forward momentum.

Housework: Clean something every day. Cleaning is NOT my strong suit. A schedule has to be made for me to stick to. This is one area where I have to be rigid or it won’t get done. I will share what I come up with tomorrow.

HealthI am so off base here. I have 2 goals….. get back on my eating plan (MUCH more about that to come!) and do some sort of exercise. Any sort of exercise. For any length of time. That’s how far off I am.

BlogThis is my newest area so I’m really feeling this out. I have so many fun posts planned and I’m also totally open to ideas….what do you want to read?  My goal is to write 2 posts a day.

What about you?? Who’s with me? Do you have even ONE area that you can pinpoint a goal you’d like to work on? Let’s use this platform to hold one another accountable. Post your comments below.