I can say that I had a great week this week, until Friday night came, then it went way, way down hill, and fast! But tomorrow is a new week and I will begin again. Jeremy and I had a date night Friday night to one of my favorite restaurants and I admit it - I gorged! And it was good. But I didn't stop Friday night, it continued into Saturday and finally today! I think since Jeremy is home, I am not on my "normal" schedule and it just throws me for a loop and I lose all self discipline. By the way, I'm paying for it tonight! I feel terrible!! I am swollen and bloated, so I do have another reason not to eat this poorly for a long, long time!
I tried several new recipes. Here is the break down of what the peanut gallery thought of the new food choices.
- “Healthified” Chicken Quesadillas.: YUMMY! I loved these so much I put them on this weeks menu plan!! I made up the chicken mixture on Monday and kept the leftovers for Tuesday and Wednesday's lunches. Easy!!
- Cheesy Pizza Pasta: This was my favorite meal so far in the last 2 weeks. But you need to remember that I LOVE me some pizza. This tasty dish will be my go to pizza fix! I made it with Whole wheat pasta, turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni and no fat cheese and Jeremy couldn't even notice the difference. Now, unfortunately neither of the boys like it which is weird since they both love pizza also - go figure. The recipe made a large batch - too much for us to eat even after leftovers, so I think I might try baking it in 2 different batches next time and freeze one?? Don't know how well it will freeze.
- Chicken Tortilla Casserole: This dish was all right. Jeremy and I both agreed that it lacked a little bit of something, not quite sure what the "something" is but it needed just a little bit more flavor. I think if I were to make this again I may add salsa instead of chopped tomatoes? Also, the boys HATED it. Evan actually gagged! I would eat it again, so I don't think it was that bad :-)!
So I didn't have the luck of last week, but this is a learning process, right?
Work out plan:
I did a great job in this aspect of my Boot Camp! I am up to running a 1 1/2 to 2 miles each time plus a 10 to 20 minute elliptical warm up! So I am burning around 400 calories in just cardio. I also did weight training 3 times this week.
I lost 4.2 pounds (total so far) by Friday, but after this weekend my weight fluctuated back up. I really think it is water retention due to the large amounts of restaurant foods we ate. But then again, I may have just gained back that weight! I am not too disappointed, and can't wait to get back on track tomorrow! My body definitely feels better when I eat healthier!