The planning paid off. Although I didn’t start on the day originally planned because I couldn’t force myself to hit the grocery store (in my defense, I despise shopping!), I felt guilty and decided to just do it. So on Tuesday, I went 100% THM and I am so happy I did! It was so easy I couldn’t believe it!
Our menu ended up like this:
Tuesday- Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Bowl, THM-S
Hubby and I both enjoyed this. His was wrapped in a low-carb tortilla. Mine was in a bowl. We both agreed that there was something “missing” though. I’ll be toying with this one to get it “just right” while keeping it an S meal.
Wednesday- Bacon Chicken Ceasar Casserole, THM-S
This was UH-MAAAY-ZING! So much so that I had leftovers for lunch on Thursday and Friday. Even better the second and third go around! NOTHING to change on this one, at all. We loved it just the way it is!
Thursday- Beef Stroganoff, THM-E
Can I say how incredibly happy I was to be eating rice? This was okay. In the recipe’s defense, I did NOT use the mushroom portion because hubby and I both dislike mushrooms. We decided that we will try it again, and on second go around I will make the mushroom portion but will “puree” the shrooms so that we can stomach them. I’ve made recipes before THM using cream of mushroom soup with the tiny chunks picked out. I think the pureeing option will work for us and probably add back the bit of flavor that was missing.
Friday- Sour Cream Beef Echhiladas, THM-S
We both loved these! Loved them! I skipped the jalapenos and cilantro (we both dislike cilantro) so I think we missed out on a bit of flavor. I’ll be making them again with jalapenos for a bit of heat and flavor that I think will make all the difference.
Now onto my breakfasts, lunches and snacks! 🙂
I am an avid lover of these amazing little organic protein packs with oven-baked chicken breast, white cheddar and dark chocolate covered almonds. 14g of fat and 8g of carbs, but I figure by leaving off the almonds the carbs and sugar drop to acceptable amounts. These little packs are great because they are a super convenient snack and very tasty! And my kiddo loves the almonds 🙂 In addition to my protein snack, I found that I really like Vanilla flavored Oikos Triple 0. So much so that I had one for breakfast one morning! Two hard-boiled eggs served me well every other morning. Lunch was left-overs from the night before (or 2 nights before as in the case of the Chicken Ceasar!), roughly 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup serving.
I found that spreading my meals and snacks over the course of the day, 3-3.5 hours apart kept me eating small portions and completely satisfied ALL day! THIS is absolutely amazing all by itself!
I haven’t had a single Diet Dr Pepper Cherry since Monday, and I’m completely okay with that. I bought some bottle water and other than one cup of coffee each morning, have had 2-3 bottles each day. I figured out that if I buy bottles rather than keeping a reusable water bottle, I actually DRINK the water. It’s a mind trick I’m sure but for me, it works.
I have been so happy with the past 4 days that I couldn’t stop myself from stepping on the scale this morning. Much to my surprise, I saw a 3 pound drop! I honestly wasn’t expecting a change at all but couldn’t resist. My happiness skyrocketed needless to say! For the first time in I don’t know how many months, I KNOW this lifestyle will work for me!
I am now a THM for life!