Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I got a plan,man !

Let's face it- losing weight can be tough on your own. Losing weight as a family has a lot of built in support, but it makes it kind of hard on Mom, if she is the one to do the planning, shopping, counting and prepping. Such is the case in this household. Both son and hubby know how to count points and figure points, but they both have a kind of food amnesia. My husband is a wonderful, hard working man who will do more than his fair share for all things household, but if left to his own devices thinks food falls out of the sky. My son can cook and does well, but he does not measure anything so calculating is a trick. Easiest , most workable solution is for mom to do the planning and cooking.And truth be told, I like the job 99 percent of the time. When I have a really busy day ,it becomes another story. For me , one of the best tools in my bag of weight loss trips is planning. I plan the shell, and because we are all at different point levels and programs , snacks and sides for lunch and breakfast are used to customize the plan for each of us. Here is next weeks- just posting to perhaps inspire someone else struggling to come up with their own plan

SATURDAY
Breakfast Pumpkin oats
Lunch-OUT Sweet Tomatoes
Dinner- Nibbles ( we are never hungry for dinner after a buffet lunch)

SUNDAY
Breakfast Crock pot Grains
Lunch Bocca Burgers
Dinner Corned beef, Brown Rice, Spinach salad

MONDAY
Breakfast Cottage cheese, cereal & fruit
Lunch Guys Sausage sandwiches Me Lentil soup
Dinner Chicken breast, Bulgar pilaf, Green beans, salad


TUESDAY
Breakfast Dad Cottage cheese, cereal & fruit, Us Oatmeal
Lunch Guys Hot pockets Me Hummus and Veggies
Dinner Pork roast, Quinoa, Corn salad


WEDNESDAY
Breakfast Cottage cheese, cereal & fruit
Lunch Guys Sausage sandwiches Me Egg beater omlette
Dinner Spaghetti and sausage over whole wheat couscous, Spinach, salad


THURSDAY
Breakfast Dad Cottage cheese, cereal & fruit, Us Oatmeal
Lunch Me Lentil soup Guys Hot pockets
Dinner 3 cheese and squash mac and cheese, green beans , salad


FRIDAY
Breakfast Cottage cheese, cereal & fruit
Lunch Guys Sausage sandwiches Me Hummus and Veggies
Dinner Pork chops, Barley Broccoli, cauliflower,carrot blend, salad