Saturday, May 28, 2016

Today's Meals: May 28th, 2016

Meals for today: May 28th, 2016

S Breakfast: 3 Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, green peppers, radishes, and spinach. Slice of Nuke Queen Bread toasted with butter. 1/2 container vanilla 000 yogurt with 1/2 cup mixed berries. Green tea

S Lunch: Leftover chicken (I had more than what is pictured. Ate some while making the children's lunch). Salad made with spring mix and ranch dressing. Green pepper slices. Nuke Queen bread with butter. 
Dessert was 2 pieces of skinny chocolate

S Dinner: Ended up eating out at Burger King. It was unplanned. Whopper with bacon and cheese, no bun with a side salad and ranch dressing. 
I had 1 serving of Aldi's 85% dark chocolate (Moser Roth) as dessert on the way home.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today's Meals: May 27th, 2016

Meals for today: May 27th, 2016

E Breakfast: Egg white omelette with mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach with a tiny sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. 2 slices cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with 1 wedge Aldi's brand spreadable cheese (like Laughing Cow Cheese) with some sugar free berry syrup (from Gwen's Nest) on top. Green tea.

S Lunch: Salad with romaine and spring mix, green pepper, radishes, mushrooms, muenster cheese, 1/2 can tuna fish with mayo, oil/vinegar dressing. Other half can of tuna with mayo on flax Wasa cracker. 1/2 a "serving" of skinny chocolate. 

S Dinner: Leftover pork roast (warmed up in chicken broth), Brussel sprouts with butter and seasoning (I would have loved more, but the children actually like brussel sprouts, shock shock), slice of Nuke Queen bread with butter (first time making it. It turned out a bit dry because I cooked it longer as I thought it wasn't fully cooked. I don't have a glass bread pan,so I used a Corning Ware bowl, so I wasn't sure how long to cook it.)

Dessert was another few pieces of skinny chocolate. Which took me 1 piece above the recommended 1/3 of a batch per day. But, it is so good! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Today's Meals: May 19th, 2016

Meals for today: May 19, 2016

S Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1 cup sliced strawberries. Green tea.

E Lunch: 1 3/4 cup Trim Train Taco Soup (had to share with the hubby), 1/2 serving Baked Tostitos Scoops, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup Caramel Gluccie Pudding (from the cookbook)

S Dinner: A serving of low carb pancakes from Gwen's Nest with some butter and sugar free berry syrup (also from Gwen's Nest). 4 sausage links. 1/2 container 000 banana creme yogurt with 1/2 tbs peanut flour.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Today's Meals: May 17, 2016

Meals for May 17, 2016

E Breakfast: Stovetop Granola- Apple Pie version with 1/2 chopped apple. 1/2 cup plus a little more of unsweetened almond milk, container of 000 strawberry yogurt.

S Lunch: Chicken salad made with leftover chicken breast, mayo, mustard and seasonings, spread on a Wasa Flax cracker. Spring mix with 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup blueberries, drizzle of olive oil. Green pepper slices and pickle slices.

S Dinner: 2 cups Trim Train Taco Soup, Grilled cheese made with 1/2 Lavash bread with mozzarella and cheddar, fried in butter.

S Snack: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and some turkey slices

Monday, May 16, 2016

Today's Meals: May 16, 2016

Meals for May 16, 2016

S breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, ham slice, 1/2 container 000 vanilla yogurt with 1/2 cup mixed berries. Green tea.

Deep S lunch: Salad (romaine, spinach, spring mix), green pepper, mushrooms, chicken breast, oil/vinegar dressing, deviled eggs (made with 1/2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp mustard, 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar and seasonings (I use pepper, mineral salt, garlic powder).

E Dinner: 1 cup Dreamfield's pasta, ground turkey, 1/2 cup no-sugar-added spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Lettuce, carrot sticks, 2 slices Ezekiel bread with 1 wedge Laughing Cow Cheese, 1/2 apple (Picture shows the entire apple, but half of it went to the kids)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Today's Meals: May 15, 2016

Meals for May 15, 2016

S Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs (because I had them in the fridge and didn't have time for anything else), a small slice of ham and 1/2 container 000 vanilla mixed with mixed berries.

E Lunch: 2 slices Ezekiel bread with 1 wedge Aldi's version of Laughing Cow cheese, turkey slices, mustard, spring mix. cucumber sticks, green pepper, mushrooms with 1 wedge laughing cow cheese, 1/2 serving baked Tostitos, 1/2 cup grapes

S Dinner: Grilled cheese made with 1/2 piece of the Joseph's Lavash bread, cheese and pepperoni. Just Like Campbell's Tomato soup (From the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook). 4 strawberries.
Fuel Pull Dessert: Caramel Gluccie Pudding (From the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook)

Today's Meals: May 14, 2016

Meals for May 14, 2016

E Breakfast: Apple Pie Spice Stove Top Granola (from the THM Cookbook) with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk. 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1/2 cup mixed berries. Green tea.

Deep S Lunch: 2 Hard boiled eggs with salad (romaine and spring mix) green pepper, cucumber, mushrooms, chicken, oil/vinegar dressing.

S Dinner: at the truck stop while visiting with hubby's parents: 3 egg omelette with tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, pepper, bacon and cheese. Had them substitute the hashbrowns for mixed veggies (celery, pea pod thingy, broccoli, carrots)
Dessert on the way home: 2 squares 86% chocolate with 4 largish strawberries..

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Chicken and Rice with Veggies Soup

1 32 container chicken broth
5 smallish carrots sliced
1/2 of a green pepper chopped
1 sweet potato cut into bite-sized pieces
chopped up broccoli (would have liked more, but we only had a small crown left)
1 cup cooked brown rice
leftover chicken breast cut up (about 2)

Put chopped veggies in a large pot and add the chicken broth. 
Bring it to a boil and cook until veggies are tender. 
Add the chicken about 5 minutes after it starts to boil. 
When the veggies are done, add the rice. 
Stir and serve.

Serves 4, but in our house it served the 6 of us because the children don't have as much as we do.

This is an E meal because I used chicken breast and my carb sources are the rice, sweet potato and carrots. It also had the non-starchy veggies to make it more filling. There was a little bit of fat from the butter that the rice was cooked with and the Laughing Cow Cheese (less than 5 grams). I figured that I had about 1/4 of the sweet potato and 1/2 serving of rice in 1/4 of the recipe. I added a slice of Ezekiel bread for a little more carbs. I spread it with Asiago Laughing Cow Cheese. Had lettuce and tomato salad on the side.

Today's Meals: May 13, 2016

Meals for May 13, 2016

Deep S breakfast: The usual 3 scrambled eggs with veggies, today's were broccoli, green pepper, mushrooms, and spinach. Pan fried radishes. Green tea.

S Lunch: 1 can tuna fish mixed with 1/2 mashed avocado. 1/2 on a flax wasa cracker, and the other half over some lettuce with cheese. Green pepper slices. 1/2 vanilla 000 yogurt (Oikos from Dannon) with 1/2 cup mixed berries. Couple small pieces Treeces (Recipe in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook page 378).

E Dinner: Made a yummy E soup with veggies, chicken, and rice. Will be sharing the recipe in a bit. 1 slice Ezekiel bread with 1 wedge Laughing Cow Cheese (there new asiago flavor is yum). Lettuce and tomato salad.

Snack: What was left of the soup with a container 000 vanilla with 1 tbs peanut powder mixed in. Half a bag skinny girl popcorn.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Weekly Weight In: May 13, 2016

Well, we came to the end of the 100 day challenge in the one Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group I am in. I shared a couple of before and after collages in the group and thought I would share them here too.

While I did find these comparisons impressive, I had already lost 20 some pounds when this challenge started. Here are the side by side pics of my total weight loss thus far (yes, I did share the pictures last week, but I think they are more impressive when seen side-by-side).

I really am excited by the results. The Trim Healthy Mama plan really does work and it makes such sense. If you have never heard of it before, it is quite simple. I will say, it really is imperative that you have the book and understand the plan and the reasoning behind it. The low down is, you need to separate your "fuels." Our bodies need to use the fuel we give it, and when we eat both carbs and fats together it doesn't get to use it all and it gets stored as fat. When we eat every 3 hours, making sure to eat healthy meals that focus on either fats or carbs, our bodies have the chance to use all the fuel and then they have to use the fat that is stored. At least this is my understanding. The sisters who wrote the books explain it so much better. 

I had mentioned back in January that I would be sharing my meals, and I just haven't been getting around to it. I decided I need to start doing that. And it will start with a yummy new recipe the girls and I just created this evening. I will also share my meals each day, mentioning what kind of meal they are and what is included, though I won't be including the recipes in those posts. I will have separate posts for any recipes I come up with, and I will share links to any recipes I use that I have found on the internet. If the recipe comes from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, I will share the page number where it can be found. 

Anyhow, I hope these posts will be of some help. 

Seeing as this is a Weekly Weigh In post, I guess I should share my weight loss info too.

I started out at my heaviest weight ever: 263.9

Last week I weighed: 220.7

Current weight: 217.8

Weight loss from last week: 2.9
Total weight loss: 46.1

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Weekly Weigh In- May 7th 2016

Okay, so I know the title of the post is "Weekly Weigh In" even though I have not been posting weekly. I apologize for that. The good news is, I have not been gaining weight during this absence. I have stayed faithfully on the Trim Healthy Mama plan and have lost a decent amount of weight. I am LOVING this plan. It makes so much sense and I am not deprived at all. I am eating healthily and feeling so much better. 

So, are you ready to see the progress thus far? 

I started out at my heaviest weight ever:

When I look back now, I can't believe I had let myself get that heavy. 

Here I am now.

So, anyway, I am down 43.2 pounds since December 28th, 2015. I still have a ways to go, but I am so happy with my progress so far.