Monday, April 29, 2013

Meal plan for two

Once again, The H is off exploring the wide wide world (Milwaukee is sooo exotic) so the little guy and I are enjoying some glutenriffic meals together. Here's what we have lined up this week:

Sunday - leftovers from a cookout with friends, including very early but very tasty sweet corn on the cob and strawberries

Monday - cheese tortellini or butternut ravioli with turkey meatballs, fresh green beans, mango

Tuesday - eggs and toast after running

Wednesday - I plan to go out with friends after yoga; little guy enjoys grandparent time

Thursday - lime quinoa or couscous, grilled salmon for me and chicken for the little guy, with a fresh veggie plate (carrots, bell pepper, green beans) and mango. The little guy prefers his veggies raw, which is a-ok with me.

Friday - pizza (pesto, goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, olives, local beef pepperoni)

My work lunches will be leftover kale-quinoa, yogurt, tomato-avocado salad, and hummus-on-whatever.

Digging out

A few months ago I posted a giant whinefest of self pity. Good news: this is not another one. Even better, I'll keep this short and sweet, giving you the bullet points of what I've been doing to dig out of that waist-expanding hole:

1. Ran a half marathon
2. Stopped eating multiple weekly cupcakes
3. Invested more time in meal planning
4. Registered for another marathon
5. Joined some new people for long runs
6. Cut back my drinks-with-dinner consumption
7. Eating more good fats to feel satisfied longer and not mindlessly munch

After all this I am happy to report that my jeans fit better, though the number on the scale hasn't moved much. As long as my clothes fit like they should, I'm trying not to think too much about the number. Now that the weather is truly warming up, I'm looking forward to taking the dog on longer walks (he's 10 next week; can't keep up on my runs anymore), playing at the park with the little guy, and of course, beginning a marathon training plan in the middle of May.

Happy spring!