Two Week HEALTHY Meal Plan (Includes Grocery List)

My life can get hectic, just like anyone else’s can too. Believe me, I will be the first to sympathize with those of you who end up going through a drive-thru because you realized that you didn’t take that roast out of the freezer last night, or the fact that it’s already 6 p.m. and you haven’t got anything cooking yet.
SO, do you know what I’ve done for you? (And… you know… myself!) I sat down and made a two week meal plan. It includes a breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper. The general rule is to simply skip the mid-morning snack if you aren’t hungry. I took the meat out of the freezer three days in advance to make sure it was thawed, and did whatever prep I could the night I bought the food (cut up a chef salad, made a spinach salad, boiled some eggs, etc.) I’m not 100% paleo, but this meal plan was inspired by the two week paleo plan you can find here: http://cavemanstrong.com/mealplans/CavemanStrong-2WeekPaleo-MealPlan.pdf If you’re really looking into going paleo right off the bat, I recommend it. However, I’m not willing to make that commitment yet. I prefer eating more fruits than I do beef jerky, and so do my children. If you don’t like something, feel free to sub it, I promise, I won’t get mad! The only thing I ask is that you don’t crop out my mark. If this inspired your new list, please let others know :). I really need the extra traffic on the site, hahaha!

This is what I came up with: (P.S. Really sorry for spelling Pomello wrong on the weekly lists.)

Meal Plan Template

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Grocery List Template

Let me know what you guys think. Like it? Hate it? How did it work out for you and your family?

Hope this helps get you guys on track!
Barb

Anxiety eating

Well, there they were…. duhduhduhhhhhh!!!! The TIMBITS! It felt like they were staring at me, begging me to eat them… I had bought them as a treat for my daughters since we were going for a fairly long ride in the car, but it was all I could do to stay out of them myself. I’m fairly addicted to them, you see. I’ll buy them “for my daughters” and then see one I like, then another, then another… then oops… 7+ of those damn little sugarbombs later I realize that I just botched my whole day.

But today, today was a new experience. I left them alone… not out of my mind, because it was hard to resist them as they sat on the seat next to me. But I did it. It’s at moments like these that I notice unhealthy thoughts begin popping into my head, like “if I could just eat it, then throw it up…” I’m glad that these thoughts still sound totally ridiculous to me though, otherwise, I would have a problem. Really, I hate throwing up… with a passion, so thankfully I could never do it just so I could eat a timbit, lol. I just wanted you guys to know that you’re not the only ones who’s heads get filled with craziness when temptation is only a small arms-length away, however, it’s not really the reason I decided to write this post.

The real reason, is because after that… after I had fended off the urge to eat them, I ended up in a situation where I was told that I had made a mistake, a simple mistake anyone could’ve made, and the guy I was speaking to shrugged it off. No biggie… so you’d think that it wouldn’t amount to anything, right? Wrong. You see, I’m incredibly shy, so any interaction when I find out I’ve made a mistake can be really awkward for me, so I worry about it. The second I got back into my car… I found myself reaching for my second timbit. Yup… second. This was such a “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?” moment that I almost couldn’t believe it. I honestly don’t remember eating the first one, I remember finishing it… but I didn’t even really get to taste or savour it! What a bummer!! It sucked, I was annoyed that it had been SUCH an automatic reaction that I didn’t notice until it was too late, I felt terrible and guilty… which would usually end with me eating MORE timbits, compounding my problem. This time, however, I put the second timbit back. I was actually able to fully acknowledge what I had done, and although I couldn’t reverse my decision, I was able to prevent further damage to my day. This is something I need to keep reminding myself of… everyone makes mistakes and slips up, but you can’t get down on yourself ans make ir worse. Make a conscious decision to stop doing these unhealthy habits and really work at it.

We can do this together! If I can, you can.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Bedtime snack

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Getting ready to lounge in bed and actually work for my money, lol. It’s time to edit pictures! And hopefully get some additional blog work done while I’m on my computer. So tonight I’m going to snack on some plain greek yogurt (which I will soon start making myself), with some blueberries and honey. Oh, and a green tea with milk & stevia.
Hope you’re all having a relaxing evening too!

Barb