The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan #2

Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I ma comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

After last week’s gastro bug, I couldn’t wait to get some decent food (any food!) inside me, and the thought of any junk has actually made me feel physically sick this week. Result!

I’ll be posting my weekly menu along with any weight loss for that week. If you decide to join me, I’d love to know how you get on!

My Weekly Loss

Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I ma comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

This week I know that I haven’t eaten nearly enough vegetables, so I’m not surprised by a bit of a lacklustre loss. I also think there might be a bit of a backlash from being so ill last week ant not really eating. Still, I lost weight, so I’m cool with that!

Monday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 bacon medallions, 2 eggs (made into 2 individual omelettes)

Lunch:
Chicken, Bacon & Avocado salad from Wetherspoons in Warminster.

Dinner:
Spaghetti Bolognese

Tuesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 boiled eggs, 1 sausage

Lunch:
Leftover spaghetti bolognese

Dinner:
Chicken & sweet potato korma with rice & side salad

Wednesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, apple slices

Lunch:
Leftover chicken & sweet potato korma

Dinner:
Chilli Con Carne with rice, side salad & homemade wholemeal garlic tear & share

Thursday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener) 1tsp Sweet Freedom Choc Shot
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes, apple slices
2 bacon medallions, 2 eggs (made into 2 individual omelettes)

Lunch:
Leftover Chilli Con Carne

Dinner:
Sausage, Spinach & Leek Creamy Pasta

Friday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener) 1 tsp Sweet Freedom Choc Shot
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
1 slice wholemeal toast

Lunch:
Leftover Sausage, Spinach & Leek Creamy Pasta

Dinner:
Crunchy chicken goujons with homemade chips

Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I ma comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

Saturday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Handful strawberries

Lunch: see below

Dinner: I was out all day in Bath, and all I ate was a panini and 2 artisan cookies. Oops!

Sunday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful candyfloss grapes
1 sausage, 1 bacon medallions, 1 slice of wholemeal toast

Lunch:
Jacket potato topped with baked beans, cheese & torn ham. Side salad.
Fat free vanilla yoghurt, apple.

Dinner:
Chicken Roast Dinner

What’s Missing?

You might have noticed there’s a distinct lack of dairy in my diet. That’s mainly because William is dairy intolerant and everything I cook feeds all of us. Also, Mr C hates cheese (I know, right?!) Rest assured I get enough milk throughout the day in my copious cups of coffee!

Weightloss Without The Faff

Breakfast is a big part of our day, and we eat a lot! That being said, my daily porridge is the only thing I weigh & measure, because otherwise the tendency to eat way too much is just too easy.

You might think there are a lot of carbs in the form of pasta and potatoes on my weekly menu, but there is a reason for that. I have established over the years that my body needs serious carbs in order to function. I am on my feet all day, using up a lot of energy running around after 2 young kids. When I restrict carbs, I basically become a vegetable!

Eating lots of carbs, as long as I’ve balanced it well with fruit and veg, has never stopped me from losing weight. in fact, during the 18 or so months when I lost nearly 3 stone I ate more carbs than ever. I just balanced it out with more of the better stuff.

Bear in mind that we are all different, you should go with how your body feels. If too many carbs leave you feeling bloated, reduce it a little. Also I am not a food and nutrition expert by any stretch of the imagination. These meal plans are simply what I eat day to day. I will always be honest about what I’ve eaten and what I’ve lost or gained. Even if I’m a bit ashamed of it!

 

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