Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weight Watchers Saturday

I really don't have an update this week :-)  I am missing the weekly meeting due to the Holiday weekend and lots of family plans

Just a few things though - I've learned something this time around.  If I don't plan my breakfast and lunch meals for the entire week, I struggle with my eating.  By plan, I mean plan completely, right down to the points when I pick out the recipes/ideas.  Even snacks I want during the day and in the evening.  Dinner isn't as hard especially when I keep it simple and don't make big pasta or casserole dishes.  For example, last week, I REALLY enjoyed eating Fruit Loops for breakfast (yep, nice healthy Fruit Loops BUT they have more Fiber in them now :-) ).  Than, about mid-morning, I had a tassimo coffee which held me over until lunch.  This week I grabbed a box of cheap frozen waffles - they were really high in points.  I didn't even plan my lunches so I did not eat well at all.  I'm going to work on being more specific with our menu.  I like to give the kids fruit every day with lunch (because they eat it and love it) so instead of justwriting down "fruit" on the grocery list I'm going to be very specific such as 3 cans of peaches (a favorite!), 6 bananas, 3 apples, etc.  I also want to have my own fruit so I'm going to list my own numbers.  I'd like to have 1 piece of different fruit each day. 

Also, remember my challenge last week to drink more water/crystal light.  After tracking it for 3 days, I discovered I drink more than the required amount every day so I'm doing better than I thought :-)

I don't have a recipe to share this week because . .. I didn't plan anything! 

Hopefully next week shows good results - we'll see!

Weekly Menu - Week of September 3rd

Welcome to another week of my Weekly Menu!  Last week provided me with several great recipes.  I did run into one problem when I went shopping. . .the story was out of fresh parsley.  Seriously???  That threw off about 4 recipes but I made due :-) 

We are spending the weekend with my oldest brother and his family so that means I have less meals to plan and, because we are traveling, we are using are grocery budget for the next week for gas :-)  That's ok, I can usually do a week a month on a super tight budget buy using up things in the house.  It is amazing how things pile up after awhile due to recipes not made one week or just stocking up on sales periodically. 

So, this is the plan for this coming week - nothing very exciting :-)

Saturday:  With my Brother's Family

Sunday: With my Brother's Family

Monday: (Labor Day) Steaks, Sweet Potatoes and Salad

Tuesday: Spaghetti, Garlic bread and Green Beans

Wednesday: Pancakes and Sausage with Fruit

Thursday: Beef Tips and Noodles

Friday: Mini Sausage Quiches and Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Bread

We'll be eating a lot of sandwiches for lunch this week too :-)