Week 1 was confusing to say the least. I was disappointed in some of the recipes. Since I’m determined to make this plan work, I quickly devised an alternative that would work for me. Instead of buying a bunch of ingredients to make a million things, I decided to utilize the cookbook to make one breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe that I could eat for the week. My second priority was to use the remaining ingredients from last week.
Breakfast – Oatmeal: I’ve been enjoying adding different fruits!
Lunch – Chana Masala: I’m starting to figure out that these recipes are more like a blueprint. Everything I’ve made has been extremely under-seasoned. However, this recipe was so easy to make, even with making the sauce from scratch. Shout-out to my ninja blender for making it all possible! Once I increased the seasonings to taste, it was delicious!!! I also added kale to include some greens.
Dinner – Walnut Tacos: I don’t know how I ended up with so much taco filling. I don’t think I was putting enough in the lettuce shell. By day 10, I was SICK of eating them. I ended up making a taco salad with salsa that was very good. It was also easier to eat without the filling flying out the other end.
This weekend was particularly eye opening for me. I definitely overdid it meal wise. I always struggle with food in social situations. I spent Saturday evening with friends, drinking wine and eating chips and guacamole. Before I even got to my friend’s house, my husband, and I went to the Chinese Buffet. When I got home, I realized that if there’s food in front of me, I’ll eat. If people are snacking, I want to snack too!
I saw some results in the beginning of the week. It wasn’t until the weekend where my progress stalled. Being in group situations with food is definitely something I need to improve on. I also failed this week by only going to the gym twice. Next week I’ll prioritize fitness, as well as making more conscious decisions when in a group setting. Overall, I still lost 10 lbs in 10 days!