As much as it pains me to admit it, I’m getting a little…well pudgy. 🙁 My clothes are definitely not fitting the way they used to and I’ve noticed my energy levels are starting to drop. That’s always been an indicator to me that I need to drop some weight. I could probably stand to lose about 20 pounds, but I’m going to aim for 10 right now. I gave serious thought to joining Weight Watchers again (I lost close to 40 pounds in 2009), but have decided against for several reasons (the cost, the closest meeting is difficult to get to, I don’t like the leader at the meeting at work), but I’ve heard decent things about My Fitness Pal, so I’m going to give that a shot. I start today so wish me luck!
I realize my menu plan isn’t 100% healthy, but I’m a firm believer in a) eating what’s on hand and b) not depriving yourself. My biggest problem has always been portion control so that’s really what I’m going to be focusing on. I’m also aiming to either walk or do pilates three times this week.
Sunday: Horseradish meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas (dinner with my parents)
Monday: Pasta with pesto (recipe coming tomorrow!)
Tuesday: Balsamic chicken with mushrooms, broccoli
Thursday: Baked orzo with fontina and peas (bumped from last week)
Friday: My friend Lydia is coming into town, so maybe we’ll probably go out
Breakfasts will be brown butter banana muffins (okay not healthy, but I’ll just eat one 🙂 ), bagelfuls (also with surprising low stats), and fruit. Lunches are leftovers and sandwiches as needed. Snacks will be apples with homemade dulce de leche, yogurt, and carrots with hummus.
What’s on your menu this week? Anyone else trying to eat a little healthier this fall?
This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday