- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I am very busy — I can go into details about my schedule if you need, but I really don’t have a lot of time to spare. Therefore, I can devote Sunday evenings to cooking, but not much else.
So. Has anyone found a weight-loss/super healthy meal plan/diet plan that does not require a new dish for every meal? I’ve Googled, and I’ve founds things that require a stove/oven for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. Seriously…do people not have jobs? I do, and I have access to a microwave, barely. I can heat up lunch, but I cannot spend an hour prepping and cooking it. Likewise dinner, only no microwave for that.
This is what I usually eat during the week:
Breakfast: either a greek yogurt (with some sort of fruit, like the kind that’s on the bottom) and coffee with half n half, OR multigrain oatmeal with raisins and maple syrup and coffee.
Lunch: Lean Cuisine of some sort OR chicken, vegetable, rice dish (of varying sorts)
Snack: string cheese, or more yogurt, or some almonds. Sometimes sugar snap peas.
Dinner: here is where I mess up. I’m never home for dinner, and so…I’ll go to Chipotle or Neato Burrito. I don’t get actually burritos, but burrito bowls, but still…all that rice???? omg.
Water throughout the day. I drink beer and wine, and I’m just not going to stop. I also have frozen yogurt occasionally (but we got an ice cream maker for Wedding and I’m gonna make greek frozen yogurt this weekend, YES!). I want to ENJOY my life and the food I eat, but I’d also like to ENJOY my body. Which is impossible at this weight!
I’m frustrated because everything I look up in cookbooks and online is like, use the entire day to cook. For example, http://www.lhj.com/health/weight-loss/getting-started/fast-food-diet/?page=3 Seriously…just because I’m a woman, it doesn’t mean I spend all day sitting around the house waiting to cook the next meal.
Any advice? I am not picky, necessarily, but I am particular about certain foods. I don’t like wraps. I need something that travels well or is really easy, like literally almost no prep. About 6 months ago I posted that I thought the problem was lack of exercise, but I’ve literally been going to the gym 5 times a week for the past month and there’s no difference except that I am generally feeling good about myself (crazy, right?).