Meal Plan

S – Salmon, cauliflower mash, garlic spinach
S – Crockpot chicken, green beans & tomatoes
M – Zucchini pasta & meatballs
T – Eggplant & roasted pepper sandwich, fruit salad

Meal Plan

W – Crockpot Chicken, broccoli & salad
T – Salmon, sweet potato & salad
F – Pizza
S – Fondue with bread, apples, sausage and veg
S – Asian glazed drumsticks, rice & pineapple
M – Scalloped potatoes with ham & corn, salad
T – Quinoa meatballs, pasta and bread

Meal Plan

W – Mexican Pasta Skillet

T – Crockpot Chicken, salad & no-knead bread

F – Pizza, always pizza…

S – Out

S – Asian drumsticks, rice, broccoli & pineapple

M – Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & green beans

T – Ham & cheese omelettes, fruit salad

C25K Reboot, W1D1

I read a bunch of running/weight loss blogs this morning and decided I should give Couch to 5k another shot. I’m signed up for the Wharf to Wharf in July and figured it couldn’t hurt to give it my best shot.

I did the workout in the garage on the treadmill with the dryer running this warm afternoon and sweat like a pig. I didn’t have any problem completing it, though I managed to take credit for W1D2. I walked at 3.0 and jogged at 5.0 and finished the 30 minutes with 1.77 miles logged.


This morning while browsing blogs, I was listening to my smooth Robin Thicke Pandora station, but switched over to my Blink 182 station for the treadmill time. These songs put a little extra pep in my step:

Blink 182, What’s My Age
Phoenix, 1901
Green Day, Jaded
Modest Mouse, Float On


Meal Plan

W – Sloppy Joes, tater tots & watermelon
T – Crockpot Roast Chicken, No-Knead Bread & broccoli
F – Pizza
S – Broiled Chicken, baguettes & salad
S – Mexican Pasta Skillet
M – Omelets & fruit salad
T – Chicken Pesto Pasta & salad

Meal Plan

W – Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder, Chips & Salsa
T – Pasta, Broccoli & No-Knead Bread
F – Pizza
S – Grilled Chicken & Sausage, Corn on the Cob & Grilled Pineapple
S – Teriyaki Burgers, Oven Fries
M – BLT, Fruit Salad
T – Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Corn

Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder
1 lb chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch pieces
14 oz Mexican style stewed tomatoes
14 oz stewed tomatoes
10 oz can condensed nacho cheese soup
2 c frozen whole kernel corn
Combine chicken, undrained tomatoes, soup, & corn in a crock pot. Cover & cook on low for 4 – 5 hours, or on high 2 – 2 ½ hours.

Grilled Chicken & Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Grilled Pineapple
1.5 lb skinless boneless chicken breast
1C FF Italian Dressing
3C sliced pineapple
2T brown sugar
Combine chicken and dressing, marinate at least 30 mins in fridge. Grill until done. Place pineapple and brown sugar in plastic bag, shake to coat. Grill for 4-6 minutes on each side.

Meal Plan

W – Rotisserie Chicken salad
T – Shrimp Caesar salad
F – Pizza
S – Chicken tacos, corn on the cob
S – Chili, cornbread, salad
M – Chili dogs, fries & fruit
T – Pasta, sausage & broccoli

Meal Plan

W – Roasted chicken, baked potatoes and broccoli
T – Chicken Spiral Salad, bread
F – Pizza
S – Out
S – Spicy Honey Quarters, salad, bread
M – Open-faced Mediterranean sandwich, soup
T – Chili, cornbread and salad

Chicken Spiral Salad
8 oz rotini pasta, cooked & drained
2 – 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained
9 oz diced roasted chicken breasts
1 tomato, diced
1 c FF Italian dressing
Combine all ingredients well & divide into 6 servings.
(I’m planning to add more 0P+ veggies to this; broccoli, cucumber, carrot, etc.)

Spicy Honey Quarters
4t garlic powder
4t chili powder
2t salt
2t cumin
2t paprika
1t red pepper
6 chicken quarters
1/2c honey
4t cider vinegar
Combine first 6 ingredients, sprinkle over chicken. Combine honey and  vinegar, brush topside of chicken with half of mix. Cover; bake 20 min @325. Turn chicken; brush with remaining mixture. Bake uncovered for 10 min.

Grilled Mediterranean Open-Faced Sandwich
1 large eggplant, sliced into 6 – ¼ inch thick
¼ c Light Caesar dressing, divided
6 slices sour dough bread
6 slices 2 % Swiss cheese
6 slices tomato
Brush eggplant slices with 2 T dressing. Grill 3 to 4 min on each side, brush with remaining dressing until tender. Remove from grill. Top each bread slice with eggplant, cheese slice, tomato, & salt & pepper. Place on grill 3 min or until cheese is melted.

Weekly Progress Report

Down 16 pounds to date:


Weekly Summary

Good week! Just .2 pounds from 15 lost.

It looks like I’m consistently under my target, but I think this is where the zero point fruits and veg are messing with me. I tracked one day (Saturday) as I normally would, then redid some of my meals as ‘Recipes’ in the tracker and they were off by as much as 7P+! That makes me feel a little better about missing the target. Since I’m satisfied with my weight loss, I’m going to just keep on keepin’ on and reevaluate how I count the fruit and veg if my weight loss slows or stops.