Weekly Menu September 4 - September 9


Happy Labor Day!

If you're on the east coast, I hope Hermine isn't causing you too many issues. She made the weather here not exactly summer friendly for the last weekend of summer. I went to the pool on Saturday when it was partly cloudy and 79 degrees and I was the only person there. I skipped going on Sunday, although the sun was out for the most of the day because it was still chilly. Since today is the last day of the pool being open, I'm going regardless of the weather!

Some random news for you - I'm now a notary! I've intended to become one forever and I even sent in the paperwork in 2014 and never heard anything again. Apparently it got lost in their system somehow. A few months ago one of my friends mentioned needing to have something notarized and asked me if I was ever planning on applying again. I figured there was no time like the present and filled out the paperwork again (which can now be submitted online). I picked up my notary commission on Friday and now I just need to order my stamp.

I know fall doesn't officially start until later this month, but I always consider Labor Day the last day of summer and the first day of fall. And with a new season I decided to make a new change to my food lifestyle. Wendy, over at A Day in the Life on the Farm had posted some recipes talking about her new eating plan and I found myself really intrigued.

Counting macros has helped me to maintain the nearly 10 pounds I've lost, but without daily exercise, I'm not losing anymore. My foot has finally fully healed and I plan on signing up for barre classes again in October, but I need to do something in the meantime.

Enter this new eating plan. Your week is broken up into three categories and you eat different foods in each of them. It starts off with high carbs and fruits, followed by high protein and no carbs and then rounds out the week with a combination of carbs and protein with healthy fats added in. Similar to a Whole30, there is no alcohol, soy, sugar and dairy allowed.

I start this new eating plan today and will carry through for 4 weeks, ending on Sunday October 2nd. From there I'll decide if I want to continue eating in the same fashion or how to change my diet going forward to maintain the hopeful weight loss. The book suggests that you can lose 20 pounds in a month, but I know my body and I know that's not likely to happen. If I can lose 10 pounds, I'll consider it wildly successful.

Sunday: mini pizza meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans 

Monday: chicken, broccoli and rice bowls 

Tuesday: turkey sausage, bell peppers and rice

Wednesday: sirloin steak, spinach and mushrooms 

Thursday: pepperoncini pork roast, green beans 

Friday: egg and turkey bacon breakfast sandwich 

Yep, that's right. I'll now have to cook on Fridays and Saturdays. I'm not too sure how I feel about this. I'm hoping I can find a meal that can be easily frozen so I can just pull out small portions for myself. I really enjoy my two days off from cooking!

Breakfast for this week starts off with cinnamon steel cut oats and strawberries, followed by egg whites with sauteed mushrooms, bell peppers and onions and ends out the week with a turkey bacon and egg sandwich on a half bagel.

Lunches include an open-faced turkey sandwich, tuna over salad and avocado turkey wraps.

The hardest part of this diet is going to be breakfast on the high protein days. I will easily get sick of baked egg whites and I can't stand scrambled eggs. 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Nichole. What I found is that my idea of breakfast changed during this eating plan. This morning I had Smoked Salmon and Cucumbers LOL...Tomorrow morning I will have leftovers from dinner tonight.


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