I’m officially 11% of the way there. This weekend the goal was set. Drop 54lbs and don’t stop til its done. I started at 204 and am already down to 198. That’s a 6 pound loss. Proof…
Wanna know how I did it?
- Saturday night – meal prep (like a boss)
- Sunday – 4 mile run + clean eating = starting weight 204
- Monday – rest + clean eating = 201
- Tuesday – 4 mile run + clean eating = 200
- Wednesday morning – 198 pounds!!!
**if you’re reading this thinking…is she cray? I’m not running 4 miles! Well then do what you can. Walk 4 miles. Walk a mile. Go for a swim, bike ride, anything to get your heart pumping and body moving. If exercise is not your thing well then go back thru my archives to the very beginning and follow my no exercise / no carb plan. You can lose that way as well. Just DO something**
So let’s talk a little bit about my meal prep. On Saturday I dropped a small fortune on some clean grub at the grocery store. I cooked like a boss for a few hours until I had several things “ready to eat” for the week. This step is SO SO imporatante’! If you don’t have healthy food, ALREADY COOKED, and ready to heat up and eat, you are less likely to succeed!
“Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail”
In my clean eating arsenal…
- Knockoff Chipotle Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
- Curried Chicken Salad with Golden Raisins and Slivered Almonds
- Crustless Veggie Breakfast Quiches
- Baked Sweet Potato
- Roasted asparagus
- Baked chicken breast, shredded
- Buffalo chicken sliced lunchmeat
- strawberries with homemade whipped cream
- scratch made guacamole with celery
- Steam in bag brussel sprouts
- Pitted Dates for snackin’
- Sunflower Seeds for snackin’ and salads
- Fancy baby greens salad in a big container with fixins like…
- grape tomatoes
- kalamata olives
- mandarin oranges
- wasabi peas
- Store bought flatbread with toppings
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- artichoke hearts
- petite diced tomatoes
- fresh parsley
The point of all this was to eat 5 small meals each day so that I would stay full all day. This would also help in speeding up my metabolism. And guess what? It worked! Now I’m a realist and I know that I won’t see these kind of losses week after week. But I am happy with the progress so far.
Here’s an idea of what I ate on the first day.
Meal 1 - Crustless Veggie Breakfast Quiche topped with plain Chobani yogurt and a half a banana sliced. (I’ll share the recipe for this easy breakfast option in a future post. Make your food look pretty people. You eat with your eyes first.
Meal 2 – 1/2 cup Knockoff Chipotle Cilantro Lime Brown Rice, roasted asparagus and 1 cup Curried Chicken Salad with Golden Raisins and Slivered Almonds This is amazeballs! You MUST make it!
Meal 3 – Strawberries and fresh whipped cream. I sprinkled like a teaspoon of sugar on two quarts of strawberries when I prepped them just to bring out their juices. The whipped cream was heavy cream whipped in my stand mixer with a dash of vanilla and about three teaspoons of powdered sugar.
Meal 4 – Flatbread with all the fixins! OK..so the whole grain flatbread was the only thing pre-packaged that doesn’t quite go along with the clean eating, but mama ain’t going to make scratch flatbread. That’s the beauty of life and losing weight…everything doesn’t HAVE to be perfect! I set the oven to 350 degrees and toasted the flatbread. Then I pulled it out and loaded it up with shredded mozzarella, cojita cheese, baked shredded chicken, petite diced tomatoes (from a can), artichoke hearts and a few leaves of flat leaf parsley. About 15 minutes in the oven and viola’!
Meal 5 – OK..so there wasn’t a meal five. I was too full. I did have a few nibbles throughout the day though. A few palmfulls of salted sunflower seeds and when I wanted something sweet after my meal, a few pitted dates. I love them! So good! We’ll call in-between-snakins’ the fifth meal
So there you have it! Days two and three were meals similar to the ones you see above. I did throw in a salad here and there, some sliced baked sweet potatoes, switched up the flatbread toppings, etc. But, because of my meal prep, everything was ready to eat when I was ready to eat. I was NEVER hungry.
So what do you think? Do any of these clean meals look good to you? Have any clean meals you can think of that you want to shre in the comments section? I’d love some more ideas to mix it up this week.