Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sister sunday

Today, my youngest sister showed up with her fabulous new haircut. She modeled (and snatched) my knitted hats.
Then I gave her a refresher course on knitting. It was quite entertaining. I realized that I inherited a genetic trait from my father and paternal grandfather: once I have a skill or know a fact, I MUST share it with others. And I do it with a lot of patience and nauseating detail. Like both my dad and grandad, I really should have been a teacher.

Also, inspired by my super-awesome personal trainer Terri, I created a meal plan for the whole upcoming week using stuff I already have in my fridge and pantry. I did have to do some grocery shopping, but I only ended up spending $60 on additional groceries. Woohoo!
Below is a summary of what I shall be eating:

Monday
Breakfast - Kashi honey sunshine cereal, fat-free milk, walnuts, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Cherries, Mini Babybel light cheese (32 oz. water during workout)
Lunch - Grilled veggie patty on Arnold's Sandwich Thin with 2% cheese and tomato, onion, pickle, lettuce, jalapeno, light ketchup; 100 calorie whole grain pita chips; 1 cup sugar-free apple sauce (16 oz. water)
Snack - Fiber One bar, 100-calorie popcorn; (16 oz. water)
Dinner - 3 oz. salmon, ¼ cup couscous, asparagus; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, hearts of palm, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - 2 peanut butter Girl Scout cookies

Tuesday
Breakfast - Kashi honey sunshine cereal, fat-free milk, walnuts, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Blackberries, Mini Babybel light cheese (32 oz. water during workout)
Lunch - 4.5 oz lemon-pepper tuna with 100 calorie whole grain pita chips; sugar-free rice pudding (16 oz. water)
Snack - Fiber One bar, 100-calorie popcorn (16 oz. water)
Dinner - 2 oz. whole spaghetti w/ 1/4 C sauce and mushrooms; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, hearts of palm, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - Apex whey protein blended with ice and banana

Wednesday
Breakfast - Kashi honey sunshine cereal, fat-free milk, walnuts, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Cherries, Mini Babybel light cheese (32 oz. water during workout)
Lunch - Mushroom patty on Arnold's Sandwich Thin with 2% cheese and tomato, onion, pickle, lettuce, jalapeno, light ketchup; 100 calorie whole grain pita chips; 1 cup sugar-free apple sauce (16 oz. water)
Snack - Fiber One bar, 100-calorie popcorn; (16 oz. water)
Dinner - Mahi mahi, ¼ cup bulgur, zucchini; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, hearts of palm, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - ¼ cup frozen yogurt blend

Thursday
Breakfast - Kashi honey sunshine cereal, fat-free milk, walnuts, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Carrots, Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge (32 oz. water during workout)
Lunch - Light Italian vegetable soup; 100 calorie whole grain pita chips, sugar-free rice pudding (16 oz. water)
Snack - Pineapple chunks, 100-calorie popcorn (16 oz. water)
Dinner - Kidney beans, ¼ cup quinoa, mushrooms; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - Whey protein mix with 2% milk & ice

Friday
Breakfast - Kashi honey sunshine cereal, fat-free milk, walnuts, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Starbucks tall light mocha frappuccino, no whipped cream (32 oz. water during workout)
Lunch - Black bean “burger” on Arnold's Sandwich Thin with 2% cheese and tomato, onion, pickle, lettuce, jalapeno, light ketchup; 100 calorie whole grain pita chips; 1 cup sugar-free apple sauce (16 oz. water)
Snack - Pineapple chunks, 100-calorie popcorn (16 oz. water)
Dinner - ½ cup whole wheat spaghetti, ¼ cup sauce, ¼ cup 2% shredded mozzarella cheese; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - 1 glass of Caba Moch red wine

Saturday
Breakfast - Traditional oatmeal, dried raspberries, 2% milk, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Arnold's Sandwich Thin with almond butter and sugar-free preserve (16 oz. water)
Lunch - Garlic polenta with sour cream; plum (16 oz. water)
Snack - 100 calorie whole grain pita chips; peach
Dinner - 3 oz. salmon, ¼ cup couscous, asparagus; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, hearts of palm, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - 1 glass of Caba Moch red wine

Sunday
Breakfast - Reduced fat pancakes with maple syrup & berries, hard-boiled egg, tea with stevia sweetener (24 oz. water)
Snack - Arnold's Sandwich Thin with almond butter and sugar-free preserve (16 oz. water)
Lunch - “Taco” salad – lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, corn, salsa, black beans in taco seasoning, corn chips; plum (16 oz. water)
Snack - 100 calorie whole grain pita chips; peach
Dinner - Mahi mahi, ¼ cup bulgur, zucchini; 2 C lettuce, tomato, onion, hearts of palm, and 2 T. balsamic vinegar (16 oz. water)
Treat - 2 peanut butter Girl Scout cookies

Let's see how I do.

2 comments:

SpoMonkey said...

Your menu is planned out in such great detail:
" ¼ cup quinoa"

I don't even know what is quinoa.

beartifix said...

Quinoa is this yummy exotic whole grain that I like to eat. Yum! I'll make it for you sometime.