Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan. We are sharing ideas for meals that cost $5 in these meal plans.
The whole idea in sharing these plans is to inspire you to find lower cost options and plan ahead to save time and money. If you have specific dietary needs, you can alter some recipes or create your own plans. This is for inspiration, to prove it is possible to feed a family of 4 for supper meals on $25/week...you can customize as you wish. You can do it!
This week's $25 Meal Plan is built around root vegetables (great prices available this week). These meal plans are suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not necessarily my personal weekly meal plans.
This week's $25 Meal Plan is built around a Turkey. These meal plans are suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will be sharing these in a separate post from now on.
My #80lbJourney - Getting the hang of this...I think
The past month has been a learning experience for me when it comes to food, and looking at it in a whole new light. I am not just eating, I am fueling my body, so that I feel better, have more energy, can workout and sleep better. The mornings are where I see the biggest change. No longer craving coffee is weird, really strange for me. In the past I have had coffee first thing when I wake up, then at least 2 more before noon.
Now, I still drink a coffee most days, but not always first thing in the morning, and I am not craving it. It is more habit than anything.
Last week I posted this video update, have a look/listen (sorry for the poor audio). I was struggling with sticking to my plan. But got through it!
Thanksgiving weekend was looming all week, and I was a little scared how I would make out. You know what! I had turkey, sweet potatoes, apple & pecan coleslaw and a small dish of apple crisp. Everything EXCEPT the dessert fit into my eating routine, I ate at lunch time, so I was okay on starches, and by supper was not hungry, so had a light snack.
My 18th wedding anniversary is today,so Saturday night we went on a date night. We went to the movies that night and ate NOTHING! I love theatre popcorn, but I survived without it 🙂
As you already know, on Sept 11th I started my 8 week challenge and today is a big day! Today, in addition to it being Thanksgiving & my anniversary, it is midway weigh in and measure day for my 8 Week Challenge with Journey to Wellness. When I started my journey in July (on my own, no guidance), I started cutting out little things, started working out occasionally at Airtime Fitness, and thought I was making all the right choices. I LOVE my workouts when I get there, and do more at home through their on demand classes, plus Deb provides an exercise routine for the 8 week challenge as well.
Starting today, I am going to ramp up the workout routine. I am happy with my results, but feel I focused most of my energy learning how to eat properly, which is half the battle, and although I was working out, my intensity could be higher.
So here it is!
Sept 11th - 238lbs // TODAY - 230lbs // Down 8lbs in 1 month
Chest - Lost 4"
Waist - Lost 4"
Hips - Lost 3"
Thigh - Lost 2"
Calf - Lost 1"
So overall I am happy. Since Day 1, back in July, I am down 20lbs. Starting at 250lbs, I had no clue what I was doing, just going for a walk was tiring, and now I am feeling so much better.
My goal is to be down another 20lbs by Nov. 30th. I feel confident in my food choices now, so now to get moving and moving more often with more intensity!!!
I will have to try to get a video of my home workouts, when my son (almost 4) joins me. That kid can do the perfect Burpee! Me, not so much, lol.
Goals for this week:
Continue on my meal planning, prepping and routine
Drink 3L water every day
Workout every day, even if it is just a 20 min workout, or half hour on the exercise bike.
Continue to de-clutter my office (mental health is important too, and clutter is stressful!)
Make plans for a date night again with hubby. We deserve it. He is on his own weight loss journey and doing great as well!