Eats for the Week: 12/6/09

by Shawanda Greene

I’m disappointed in me. My waistline has expanded beyond my circumference of comfort. While driving from the supermarket this evening, I felt belly fat spilling over the front of my skinny jeans. My thighs aren’t vigorously rubbing together when I walk yet. But earlier today, they felt a little too snugly with one another while I was sitting on the couch.

The extent to which I’m feeling let down by my own lack of discipline isn’t evidenced in this week’s Eats for the Week. Once I start back working out, my menu plans will look a little healthier. I reckon I’d save three pounds of weight gain this month if I just stopped drinking wine. Wait a minute, wait a minute. I’m talking crazy. Forget I said anything. For now, baby steps.

I’ve been saying I’m heading back to the gym for a few months now. Maybe telling you I’m going to the gym tomorrow will get me out of bed in time. Let’s pretend I actually hit the gym on Monday. The degree to which I’m motivated to go on Tuesday is largely dependent on three factors: 1) my ability to walk without wincing, 2) whether I bump into the cute guy with the skinny, hairy legs, and 3) whether I lock eyes with the disgustingly sweaty, but oh so sexy, guy with the nice back side.

Don’t judge. I gotta get my motivation from somewhere.

So, I guess I’d better shave my legs and oil up my dry dreadlocks. I’m going to the gym tomorrow. If I don’t, I’ll shamefully confess my transgressions on You Have More Than You Think and Twitter.

Sunday – Leftovers

Monday – Slow Cooker Braised Beef Curry with Jasmine Rice

Tuesday – Porterhouse Steak with Mushrooms & Onions and Collard Greens

Wednesday – Slow Cooker Beef Chili with Cornbread Topping

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Lasagna and Garlic Bread

Saturday – Blackened Catfish and Potato Cakes

Check out other options on Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

Do you have any healthy and, most important, delicious recipes you’d like to share?

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Money Funk December 7, 2009 at 4:17 AM

I like how your hitting up the slow cooker recipes. I think I may follow suit for a couple of weeks to survive during the holiday hustle and bustle. Don't beat yourself up too much about the weight and gym. The new year is always a good time to start. (I know, cuz I need to do the same thing here! My waistline expanded, too. Think I may redo the vegan-raw food diet – I feel more energized that way, too)


TheyCallMeCheap December 8, 2009 at 3:46 AM

I made the Slow Cooker Beef Chili w/Cornbread Topping last night. It turned out really well. There are a million ingredients. I don't think I saved any time by making that recipe, but I already love my slow cooker. It was comforting to wake up to the smell of food cooking.

I've tried a vegan diet at least twice and failed miserably. I can't wait to see vegan recipes on your menu plan. I'd love to give some a try.


Niki December 7, 2009 at 4:49 AM

Lovin' the sound of that steak dinner!

Mmm, mmm, mmm!


Rona December 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Your menu look delicious.


FabulouslyBroke.com December 7, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Your menu is so extensive!

Mine this week is:

Sweet & Sour Juicy Chicken + Pitas (originally wanted to do them with mashed taters)
Porketta Deli Meats + Alfalfa Sprouts
Ramen + Green Onions + Eggs

I don't really vary my meals during the week.. as I am the only one eating them all the time.

As for that video — that is SO ME!!!!!!!!!


TheyCallMeCheap December 8, 2009 at 3:52 AM

My menu plan is more like a wish list. Seems I always cook way too much for one person, so I end up having a lot of leftovers.

I've never exploded out of a skirt or anything, but I do unbuckle my pants after a big lunch. I should be ashamed to admit that. Oh well, a girl's gotta eat.


FabulouslyBroke.com December 8, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Ahh, that's exactly me.

I cook only one or two meals a week but that's because I eat the food and leftovers to boot, since I don't freeze anything.

I definitely admit to unbuckling my pants after eating a huge lunch or dinner.. it's why I've taken to wearing jersey wrap dresses so that my belly can expand ;)


ctreit December 8, 2009 at 2:48 AM

Forget the menu. I will be watching for your confession on the blog or twitter and I better not see one. Go to the gym! If you need to make a deal with yourself to get more discipline, try http://www.stickk.com/. Good luck and have fun working out!


TheyCallMeCheap December 8, 2009 at 3:56 AM

I went to the gym!!! And, saw the hairy legged guy I mentioned. Didn't see the sweaty one. Either way, victory for me. I've bookmarked Stickk. What a great concept. I'm feeling a little anxiety from publicly committing to do something on a consistent basis.


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