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Weekly Plan - April 11-17

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Well 5/7 of last week rocked!! Saturday & Sunday, not so much. It makes me so mad (Ok, a little mad) (OK, mildly miffed) that I'm bang-on during the week, and seeing some progress on the scale, and then exhaustion gets the best of me, and I blow it.

We had a women's conference at church this weekend (Fri night/Sat morning), with the amazing Jen Wilkin, throwing down truths right & left. It was amazing. But after the long week of work (1st week back to full-time, and loaded w/ stress), I was exhausted when I got home Saturday afternoon, and fell into the couch w/ my "healthy" Trader Joes chips & hummus, breaking one of the reward criteria: I ate in front of the TV. This afternoon (Sunday) was pretty nice, and I was still pretty tired, so I spent a couple hours on my zero-gravity lounger on the deck (w/ a blanket for when it got too chilly). When I came in, I was back to the TV w/ more snackies. Pfft. I had blown the week already, right?

emoticon How does one stay en pointe when they're exhausted and (momentarily) don't care?? How does one care ALL the time, even when the situation, mood, whatever, pulls us in the other direction?

So here it is, another Sunday night, and all I want to do is go to bed, but I have to meal plan (not to mention a week's worth of 1 Peter homework...)... Once again, no meals prepped. I'm sorry. I'm just pooped. And it's only gonna come back and bite me in my own butt later.


MONDAY, APRIL 11 - Meatless Monday (Hubs works morning & night; can prep dinner)
* Before Work: Bible time | Make lunches | Prep Burrito Bowl (2 servings)
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: Burrito Bowl | fruit (eat at desk; walk during lunch)
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Kids (after school): Wash lunch containers | Set table
* Dinner: One-Pot pasta w/ Spinach & Tomatoes | Veggie | Salad
* After Dinner: Clean-up |

TUESDAY, APRIL 12 - Taco Tuesday (Hubs was free all day, but is now working, who knows when.... He says not to count on him for dinner)
* Before Work: Bible time | Make lunches | Prep crock pot
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: Baked Beans (last serving) | fruit (eat at desk; walk during lunch)
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Kids (after school): Wash lunch containers | Set table | Maybe some minor dinner prep
* Dinner: Slow cooker tacos (Mine w/ a sweet potato) | Salad

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 (Hubs works morning & night; can prep dinner)
We may or may not have the grandkids
* Before Work: Bible time | Make lunches
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: BBQ at Boss's house - This is a very special and important function, and I will not make this meal about any diet or restrictions or whatever. I will not say, "I can't have that." He said he has veggie burgers, but I will not feel guilty if I partake of whatever else there is. This event surpasses everything. Trust me. I am declaring amnesty for this afternoon. And if I have to forfeit a "sticker" and lose out on the week's reward, so be it. This day is that big.
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Dinner: Breakfast for dinner (DH is making eggs & bacon & waffles for fam) - I'll have oatmeal.
* After dinner: Community Group

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 (Hubs works all day; can't help w/ meal prep)
* Before Work: Bible time | Make lunches | Prep crock pot
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: Burrito Bowl | fruit (eat at desk; walk during lunch)
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Kids (after school): Wash containers | Set table | Help make biscuits
* Dinner: Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
* After-dinner: Clean-up

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - Pro-D Day (no kids!) (hubs works afternoon-evening)
* Before Work: Bible time | Make lunch
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: Veggie Sandwich on Squirrelly Bread (eat at desk; walk during lunch)
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Dinner: Left-overs
* After-dinner: Take Daniel to Youth

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: Veggie & Hummus Sandwich on Squirrelly Bread | Fruit
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Dinner: Out or Salmon or Left-overs
* To-Do's: Walk | Bible time | Meal Planning | Grocery Shopping | Prep next week

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
* Breakfast: PB&J Oats & Orange
* Lunch: Veggie & Hummus Sandwich on Squirrelly Bread | Fruit
* Snacks: Apple | Larabar
* Dinner: Out or Salmon or Left-overs
* To-Do's: Walk | Bible time | Meal Planning | Grocery Shopping | Prep next week

Sticker Chart Criteria (Daily Rewards)
[_] Exercise self-control
[_] NO food in front of the computer, TV or any other device (except at work)
[_] Spend time in the Word
[_] Stay the course & feel good about the day


Weekly Reward Criteria:
[_] 7 stickers, based on above
[_] Move my body 3x/week (may or may not happen on scheduled days, due to contingencies) | 5x/week = greater reward

Weekly Rewards:
[_] Basic reward: Simple flowers
[_] Greater reward: Better flowers
[_] 4 weeks w/ flowers in a row: Pedicure!!
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  • GERRYD8784
    Hope the Wednesday event is all you're hoping it will be. Granting yourself amnesty one day a week seems reasonably. Just use that day as motivation to stick to your plan on the other six days. And don't let thoughtless comments from little ones make you crazy! emoticon
    1695 days ago
  • KCMCRW5
    I love your organization. You inspire me I am still at the non planning stage, but always have veggies ready to grab. Also have boiled eggs and Epic Bars handy for a really fast protein if needed. Exhaustion and stress hit me Last Friday and totally blew my calorie count, too. Thankfully no really unhealthy choices available but still mindless eating. We got this, and I aspire to plan out meals like you on day. Baby steps for me, and I see emoticon emoticon In your future.
    1696 days ago
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