Friday, June 24, 2011


Ready for the weekend?  Have you planned your meals?

Ha! It's not so easy as the weekdays is it?  BBQ's, shopping, company coming over, parties, whatever.  Every weekend seems to be different doesn't it?

My weekend this week includes a pizza party at my house with 15 kids, a funeral and a graduation party.  Talk about 'not your normal weekend'.  I have plans for pizza tonight which DOESN'T include takeout and breadsticks.  I am eating lunch before the funeral as I have no idea what will be there.  I know there will be pulled pork and Subway sandwich at the graduation so I know how to eat there.  No chips, no pop.  No cookie. 

Have you made a plan for you weekend?  Don't leave eating and your healthy to chance! 
Wednesday's Meals
 Egg beaters, english muffin = 175
Banana = 100
Total calories = 1285 calories
Lots of water

I made blueberry muffins for the kids, I wasn't planning to have one but while photographing,they got the better of me.  The only change I made to the recipe was to use 1/2 whole wheat flour.  The spaghetti & bean chili was awesome! I doubled the recipe, added more beans and nixed the oil.  Each heaping cup only came to 170 calories.  Best, filling 170 calorie dinner I've had in awhile!!

Thursday Eat's
I started good,  I had:
Egg Beaters, English Muffin = 175
Blueberries/Yogurt = 120
2 Sloppy Slaw Joes = 450
Then it went downhill.  Not horrible but I just didn't track and I was just kinda snacky.  It got super duper busy, I was incredibly tired all day and then ended up the day at a parade with 4 kids.  I didn't really eat dinner, just a turkey sausage and a mini snickers bar from the parade.  The kids had french toast.  I snacked on dumb stuff in the afternoon and probably finished the day at around 1800 calories?  I'm hoping I'm estimating high.  That's the problem when you don't stick to the plan and don't portion out food, you're left with estimating which means YOU are no longer in control, the food is.  I ignored the plan and let life get in the way.  Big mistake. Busy weekend ahead, my plan is to STAY in control.


  1. Still sounds like you're doing well though. Weekends are always hard for me, I'm hoping I can be good and not over-indulge! I'm planning on trying your Taco Twist Bake recipe next week, it sounds so tasty. I like the spaghetti chili idea too. Have a great weekend.

  2. I am soooo excited for this weekend. We are celebrating our 6th Wedding Aniv. and ditching the kids with my sister. Have a great week end.

  3. Snacky. Describes my week perfectly. But when I add up the calories, it's not so bad. I guess I'm substituting bad foods for good ones, not getting the most bang for my calorie bucks. This has to stop. Glad to know I'm not alone.

  4. Weekends are tough. But, we will do just fine with some planning. I love my egg substitutes for breakfast and turkey bacon. Yum. Its warm here so I will be drinking a lot to stay hydrated. Hope you enjoy your weekend, minus the funeral.Gracie

  5. Weekends are super tough. You always keep me on task. Thanks....

  6. Planning ahead, now that is the key. For me since it's just Jim I and mostly it's hard to plan. I do make usre the veggies are cut up and the fruit is ready for munching. I don't buy snacks for the weekend (well really other then daycare snacks there aren't any but....their snacks taste good too). So hopefully I stay where I'm suppose to be.
    I'm guessing no more Allan and phase 6 but will still continue with the eating and your challenge.
    Take care and God Bless!!


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