I should've mentioned that I'm following the Weight Watchers points plan, though not attending meetings. I really hate moral support, you know?
So I'm allowed 20 points per day (at my weight level) plus 35 flex points per week, to be distributed however I'd like. I can "earn" more points per day with exercise, too. I will weigh myself weekly and report in, and I'll lay out each day's food plan specifically. I'll also confess any cheating.
Current weight: 150 pounds
Goal weight: 130 pounds (or less...we'll see)
Other goals: wear a bikini again this summer; meet new, emotionally available man
Today's food plan:
Breakfast -- coffee, Honey Bunches of Oats, skim milk (4)
Lunch -- turkey and swiss sandwich on Sandwich Thins bread, with lettuce, tomato, fat free mayo and mustard; tangerine (5)
Dinner -- brown rice with vegetable tomato sauce and cubed chicken (7); romaine salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, homemade vinaigrette (2)
Snack -- low fat yogurt (2)
TOTAL = 20 points
Was going to bike at the gym but a good friend who I haven't seen in a few weeks offered to drive us to Target. I can't pass that up.
I made a yummy, low-point dinner last night and had enough leftovers to freeze for 9 more meals. Here's what I did: Chopped 4 carrots, 1 smallish eggplant, and 1 large onion. Sauteed the onion in olive oil until soft (with salt & pepper), added carrots (and a dash of dried oregano), waited another 5 minutes and added eggplant, then 2 large cans of Hunt's diced Basil, Thyme and Oregano tomatoes. I let the whole thing simmer for about 30 minutes until all veggies were cooked. Separately, I browned some cubed chicken breast in a bit of olive oil (and salt, pep, oregano), then added the cooked pieces into the sauce in the last 5 minutes to heat through again. I cooked my brown rice in a mixture of fat free chicken broth and water, and voila, a very healthy and cheap dinner that I'll be eating for 2 weeks! I love being frugal and eating well.
More later, lovelies!