The week before Christmas and I’m swarmed with parties and potlucks, everywhere. For this month, I’m going to walk you through one of my unhealthiest weeks of the year; which I absolutely love. Since I don’t follow a diet, my days are filled with cookies as a snack and then a salad at dinner- balance!
Monday – Breakfast, 7:30am – My kiddo has become somewhat of a picky eater; this morning he ate half a yogurt, so I ate the remainder. I made him a PB&J, which he had two bites of, so I had the rest. Then I poured some cheerios in a cup, he ate a handful, so I ate the rest. Made some coffee and made my way to the office.
Snack 10:30am – I forgot to bring my yogurt (ugh), thankfully I have some protein bars at my desk, so I reach for one of those (thinkThin – Coconut almond w/ Chia).
Lunch 12:30am- I made some chicken noodle soup over the weekend, so I have that for lunch. Actually, I made a really large batch, and I have a mental issue with freezing and then thawing food (I don’t like doing it). We’ll be eating soup a lot this week.
Afternoon snack 4:00pm – Work has been pretty busy lately, so I forget about my afternoon snack till now – I brought a green apple. I really don’t care for green apples, but my husband bought a bunch and I don’t want them to go bad, so I’m making an effort.
Dinner/snack (I don’t even know) 6pm- Got the kiddo from daycare, and he wants cheese (of course). He gets a Colby Jack chees stick and I snack on some bite size smoked gouda cheese- so good! I also have a hard-boiled egg w/ hot sauce. Then the kiddos starts snacking on some veggie sticks, so of course, I snack with him.
I have my one cup of coffee and then water the remainder of the day. I’m feeling super sluggish today, so no workout.
Tuesday – 7:30am- Breakfast – Coffee and toast with some PB&J. Kiddo had an early start today, so he’s already out of the house.
Lunch – 12pm – No snack today. I have a holiday lunch, so we head over to a local restaurant. It’s buffet style – this is what my plate looked like: a barbecued chicken breast, cesar salad, small piece of ribs, tiny piece of brisket, a couple wedges of baked potato (lemon & garlic (delish)), and a biscuit. I pick over the ribs and eat a tiny piece of my already tiny piece of brisket; I don’t really like ribs or brisket, but I figured I would give them another chance – I’ll just eat my entire piece of chicken. I eat everything on my plate with the exception of the leftover ribs & brisket.
Afternoon Snack 3pm- I felt pretty stuffed after lunch, but now I’m starting to feel a bit hungry, so I have the apple I brought from home.
6:00pm – Home from work and I have my last hard-boiled egg. I want to get to the gym and then the grocery store.
9:30pm- Back home from the gym and grocery store. I’ve had better workouts, but at least I tried. After putting all the groceries away; I make a protein shake. I’m still hungry after the shake, so I make a wrap. I spread some hummus, add spinach, some black beans, a piece of salmon, and some cheese. Satisfied…goodnight!
Wednesday Morning – 7:00 am- I have some time this morning, so I decide to make some egg sandwiches. I make one for myself, the hubby and the kiddo. They’re pretty basic, but yummy: fried egg w/spinach, some cheese, on two pieces of toast. Coffee for mom : )
Snack/early lunch 11:30am – I warm up some chicken noodle soup for the kiddo for lunch; he wants none of it. I end up eating the small bowl of it. I also roasted a bunch of veggies: squash, zucchini, broccoli & carrots, so I snack on those every time I go into the kitchen.
Late lunch 1:30pm – I’m working from home, I get pretty wrapped up in what I’m doing that I forget to eat lunch. Kiddo is napping. I go to the fridge and find some leftover oatmeal fruit bake – I finish that. It was quite a lot, so I’m stuffed.
3pm: Kiddo slept a lot, he’s up and I’ve made some rice and beans; which he typically loves, but my picky eater decides he only wants a few bites, so I eat the rest.
4pm- I’m not hungry! Still felling stuffed from the oatmeal bake (it’s very filling), the kiddo heads to the fridge and wants to eat a yogurt. I give him his yogurt, eats about half of it and he’s done- of course, I eat the remainder. FYI, I hate to waste food.
7pm- Definitely not feeling like going to the gym, so I workout in my room with my fitness app. I do a 45 minute workout sesh and I feel great afterwards. Very glad I decided to stay in and do this instead of the gym. Sometimes your body needs a change up.
8pm – Dinner time – I have some whole wheat penne pasta and chicken- filling.
Thursday – breakfast 7am – Toast w/ AB&J (AB= almond butter ; )). I have a bunch of spinach in the fridge and, still, those green apples; I want to use them up before they go bad; I decide to make a green juice. I add celery, apple, spinach, and cucumber. I have that with my toast. Coffee to go.
Morning snack #1 9:30am: Today at the office we have our annual potluck and lunch, so I head over to all the treats and grab a few cookies. I prefer all the homemade cookies over the store bought. They’re all delicious- made the right choice.
Morning snack #2- 11am – Back at my desk from a meeting, I quickly eat my yogurt; I have another meeting in 30 minutes.
Lunch 12pm – Meeting ran a little long, I head over to the lunch area and grab some salad, pizza, and chicken/pasta.
Snack 3:30pm- I somehow manage to walk right past the cookies and have to pick one up on my way back to my desk.
5pm- Home from work and tonight we have my kiddos recital followed by a potluck dinner. I have a protein bar prior to heading to the recital.
7pm – Recital is over, the toddlers were a hot mess. It’s time for some dinner, grab a plate, add some pasta, mini meatballs, pizza rolls (by yours truly). I grabbed small portions, still hungry I go back for seconds of the same. I grab two cookies on our way out- I can’t control myself, they’re delicious, worth every bite.
8pm – Home from the recital; I definitely don’t want to go to the gym with a full belly, so I head down to our fitness room and walk for about 2 miles.
Afterwards, I head back upstairs and just drink water for the remainder of the night.
Friday morning 7:30am – Toast AB&J and my coffee, which I take to go.
Morning snack – 11pm- I forgot my yogurt again- I reach for my trusty thinkThin protein bars.
Lunch 1pm- I brought a salad from home: romaine, spinach, black beans, hummus, cucumber, leftover veggies from earlier in the week, blue cheese crumbles and tuna. I need to add more greens to my life lol.
Afternoon snack 4pm- An apple, which half of was bad, so half an apple.
6:00pm- I need my sugar fix, I reach for my peachie O’s🍑 I love these gummies! I eat a few more than what I wanted….about 10 of them.
9:00pm- Back from the gym – great leg day! Not super hungry, so a protein shake will do for tonight!
That’ll do it– Thanks for reading!