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Monday Meal Plan – Getting Back on the Wagon

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What a crazy two weeks it has been…

As I sit down to (finally) write and reflect once again, I’m realizing how stressed and overwhelmed I’ve felt over the past few weeks – not that they’ve been bad – it’s just that we decided a couple weeks ago that I would take Bean and fly to the US to surprise my mom for her birthday, and in all the getting ready to go, flying, PMS :p, taking care of her without the hubs for a week…it was pretty crazy!

One thing that did help me out so much was the amazing guest post contributions I was honored to publish last week from some of my very favorite bloggers: Doula Rachel, The Cloth Diapering Mama, A Little Bit of All of It, State of the Heart Parenting, TouchstoneZ and Let’s Take the Metro. I would love for you to go check them out if you haven’t yet gotten the chance – they are so full of humor, wisdom and just all around awesomeness!

As for myself, I totally fell off the good food wagon!

Though I’ve gotten much better than I used to be, there’s just something about feeling overwhelmed that makes all my good food intentions fly right out the window. During the first 2 weeks of May I actually lost over 7 pounds for the Sparkle Mama’s weight loss challenge.

During the last 2 weeks of May…I gained most of it back.

I’m not beating myself up though! I’ve seen that I CAN do it, which was a huge inspiration to me and something I’m very thankful to Katie of The Sparkle Mama for initiating! And I’m getting back on track for June – with a plan to go grain free the entire month.

Here’s the thing. I know I will probably mess up – I’ve been a lover of grains for my entire life. I’ve been a lover of junk food for my entire life!

But I’m doing my best now to take it one day at a time, and hopefully begin enough good habits that a major event like a vacation won’t throw me off so much in the future. As crappy as I’ve been feeling after consuming so much un-healthful food over the past few weeks, I don’t think it’s going to be that hard!

With that, here’s this week’s meal plan:

Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner:

  • Stir Fry w/tofu
  • Primal Nuggets & veggies
  • Spinach Salad w/boiled eggs, goat cheese and lots of veggies
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Eggplant mini pizzas
  • Pork Chops & Asparagus
  • Steak & Collard Greens

Snacks:

  • Fruits & Veggies
  • Cheese
  • Homemade trail mix
  • Leftovers

Just a note on trail mix – I usually don’t like it because there always seems to be one or two components of a mix that doesn’t sound good to me, so I finally started making my own. It’s pretty fun – I just go to the bulk food store and pick out whatever looks good to me.

The one I made this time is really good – it has walnuts, almond slivers, dried blueberries, pumpkin seeds, fennel seeds, and dark chocolate chips. I know I shouldn’t be eating sugar, but I made an executive decision to allow that one indulgence. :)

Well, that’s it for the week!

If you happen to have any genius ways of avoiding temptation when the going gets stressful, won’t you share them with me in the comments? :D

 



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