Week 1 Menu

7 Day Kick Start Menu Plan

BREAKFAST:

( Two Jillian Michaels Calorie Control Pills )

I will have two eggs ( made in sandwich maker and olive oil cooking spray ) two pieces of turkey bacon, 1/4 avocado and 3 grape tomatoes. I bought the really expensive cage free eggs with the Omega 3 and Vitamin E and they taste pretty damn good. I also had some multivites gummy vitamins.

MORNING SNACK:

( Personal Modification )

Jillian’s program does not call for a morning snack, however with my schedule and how I feel I am allowing myself one and it isΒ  Green Iced Tea with 1 tablespoon Honey and 1/4 cup of raw whole almonds.

LUNCH:

( Two Calorie Control Pills )

Vegetable Soup with Poached Chicken Breast, you will find this recipe in her BR kick start booklet. I will have my seltzer water ( La Croix )

AFTERNOON SNACK:

You are allowed an afternoon snack. I will be having the carrots and peppers with hummus. I love to cook but I hate making hummus so I got the spicy hummus from Trader Joe’s.

DINNER:

( Two Calorie Control Pills )

I will have either the Steak and Salad or Tilapia and Salad dinner menu options in her kick start booklet.

WATER:

I will be having 8 glasses of water either plain or no sodium seltzer and you are allowed to have 400 mg caffeine and I will get this with the Jasmine Green Tea with 1 tablespoon honey ( 60 calories )

MY FITNESS PAL:

( MFP )

I use this on my phone everyday. It provides a better understanding to the 1200 calories a day plan which is the average suggestion for female weight loss.

These are my stats for the day:

1200 Calorie Goal

1487 Total Food Calories I consumed today

600 Calories Burned ( DISC 1 and Cardio 1 workouts )

887 Net Food Calories ( After Burned Calories )

313 Remaining Calories

I stayed under the calorie goal of 1200 and I am not falling into starvation mode. MFP will let you know if you are not eating enough. In the event of this or if I am feeling hungry I will have some almonds. This is why I am allowing myself a morning snack. Falling under your goal of 1200 will give you weight loss. πŸ™‚

This kick start is only for a week because it is intense. It is high protein and fiber. It also gives you good fats and good cholesterol foods. Options are limited this week so try to do the best you can. Hopefully you are not too picky.

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Week 12 Menu

Breakfast:

Sean and I will both have the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins from Jillian’s Cookbook MYM. I will put Walnuts in mine and leave them out in his. He has two and I have one.

Lunch:

I will have Turkey Mac Skillet with Black Beans and Sean will have Home-style Turkey and Potato bake. Both recipes are from The 300 Calorie Cookbook from Betty Crocker.

Dinner:

I will have Honey Glazed Chicken Breasts with Brown Rice and Sean will have Home Style Chicken Dinner. Both recipes are from The 300 Calorie Cookbook from Betty Crocker.

Snack:

I will have rice pudding from Jillian’s Cookbook MYM and Sean will have Greek Yoghurt or Wheat Crackers etc.

Dessert:

I will make another batch of Healthy chocolate chip cookies.

Recipe Modifications:

I will use Honey instead of sugar and Whole Wheat flour with baking soda/powder instead of Bisquick mix. I will use ground turkey instead of sliced Turkey for Turkey and Potato lunch. Whole wheat grains, sea salt. etc.

Sunday Dinner:

I like to have dinner with my husband once a week. Tonight we will have Cajun pork chops with Annie’s Shells and Cheese with a mixed green salad tossed with homemade olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Then off to the concert!!! πŸ™‚

Week 11 Menu

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The lunches and dinners for this week came from the cookbook pictured above. I do not think I had to modify any recipes but I do use Honey instead of sugar, whole wheat flours and pasta/grains and low sodium broths and condiments etc.

Breakfast:

I made Sean Blueberry Applesauce Muffins, this recipe is in Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism cookbook as Blueberry Banana Muffins. Sean can not have banana.

I am having Carrot Cake Muffins. The recipe is from a 1995 Cooking Light cookbook. I had to modify this somewhat. I also made them full sized muffins and not miniature ones. After recalculation my muffins are 118 calories each.

Lunch

I made Sean the Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet and I made for myself Cheesy Chicken Skillet Dinner, I also added a half cup of rice toΒ  each serving of this dish as suggested at bottom of recipe page. These meals were both from cookbook pictured above.

Dinner

I made Sean, Dijon Steak Potato Stew and I made for myself Mexican Steak Stir Fry.

Desserts/Snacks

I made a batch of Healthy Chocolate chip cookies ( recipe in recipe section of this blog ) I will be having the trail mix from Jillian’s cookbook as a snack and Sean will have his Greek Yoghurt or an Apple. I am thinking about also getting some Asian Pears to eat. I love those 50 calories each! Crunchy but you have been warned! Very Juicy! This will easily soak up a napkin so have it handy. πŸ™‚

Day 71, 70 and 69 Completed!

Day 69 and 70 were rest days. I have been tired and stressed lately and stupid stuff happens when I get that way. I did all my cooking for week 11 on day 70. I will post menu after this post.

Day 71 had me doing a double whammy to make up for my extra rest day, It just makes me feel better when I do that, I like to make up for it. I did Cardio 1. I prefer this Cardio and then I did disc 11.

Disc 11 is mixed for me. Parts I liked and parts I didn’t. I have never been able to do real good push ups. My elbows do not bend enough and I can’t quite get low enough. So I do what I can. When she get’s to the push ups with the cables it really frustrated me. I couldn’t get a good grasp on the cable and I felt this move really slowed the momentum. It totally screwed with what I was feeling. So I won’t be doing that next time. I can do bear walks good probably cause I am short. Jumping Statue Of Liberty? I attempt a few but yeah not really a favorite one.

She starts off saying this was an evil workout that came from a dark corner of her mind. Eh it isn’t evil at all. At this point you can do most of it. The cable push ups are bullshit though. IMO. πŸ™‚

Tomorrow day 72 I will try disc 12 for the first time. We shall see….

Week 10 Menu

Breakfast:

I will be having the rest of my Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins from last week and when those are done I will have some Trader Joe’s Hot Multigrain cereal.

I am making Sean, bacon cheddar corn muffins for his breakfast.

Lunch:

I am making Sean a Parmesan Chicken soup with broccoli and brown rice. I will be having a Cajun Pork Chop with Black beans and rice.

Dinner:

I am making Sean a Beef Burgundy stew with carrots and potatoes. He does not like onion or mushrooms. I will be having Tilapia with green beans and some Annie’s shells and cheese.

Snacks/Desserts

Sean will have Greek Yoghurt and I will have the trail mix from Jillian’s cookbook. I am also making brownies from her cookbook and my healthy chocolate chip cookies.

Day 54 ~ Week 9 Menu

ImageMy life is a party and why should it not be? I can eat my healthy cake and eat it too! If it isn’t a lifestyle change by now in week 9 it never will be. If you are saying oh I can’t wait till this is over well then you might have to fight this battle again. Not I, I will be Conan to my body fat and destroy it all!!!!

I am not going back to the past and eating garbage and I will not tip the scales at the weight I used to ever again, not if I can help it. I like becoming fit and getting my shape back. I feel sexy and healthy and overall very good like I want to disco dance and shake my ass around.

Best part? I am eating!!! I am eating good tasting delicious food! It is not bland or yucky pre-packaged shakes and meals. It isn’t an arm and a leg to obtain. Initially when you are getting staples and spices it might be costly but once those are are in your arsenal then you are only paying the occasional maintenance fee of keeping those items in stock. At least that is where I am at.

Here I am at day 54 and after this blog I am going to work out for the last time in this 90 day sequence to Disc 8. I start 9 and 10 and Cardio 3 on Monday, Phase 3!!! Then I am going to cook my meals for week 9 which I do every Friday. That is another thing, you have to take time out to make your food. I do not want to do it everyday so I cook in abundance and I package them and they are either refrigerated or frozen, taken down to thaw when I need it so my husband and I can grab and go.

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Breakfast:

Sean will have the Choc Chip Muffins and I will have the Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins from Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism Cookbook. He will have two, I will only have one. His calories are a bit more because he is a hunky man. πŸ™‚

I will also be having my healthier iced mocha coffee every morning too! 100 calories.

Lunch:

Sean will be having the Spicy Turkey and Black Bean Bake that I had last week. This recipe is from a Cooking Light Cookbook. It is really good!

I will be having the Rosemary Chicken Legs with Red Potato, Peppers and Onions. I will have two chicken legs. This Recipe is a Cooking Light Recipe.

Snack:

Sean will still have his Greek Yoghurt and I will have the Apple Walnut Crisp dessert from Jillian’s cookbook MYM.

Dinner:

Sean will have the Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots. He does not like peppers or onions. He will have three legs of Chicken.

I will be having two small tostada’s with black bean refried beans, spanish brown rice and Cajun lime shrimp on top. This is my own recipe I have been working on. It is 425 calories total, 30 grams of Protein and 7.5 grams of fat.

Dessert:

I will be making another batch of my Healthy Chocolate Chip cookies! Recipe in the Recipe section of this blog, it is an older post.

I will be hitting 1200 calories exactly if I work out, which I will. If I do not work out it is more like 1459 calories so you must work out in order to eat and enjoy all your meals. πŸ™‚

Week 8 Menu

I decided to pick meals from the two Cooking Light cookbooks I got at Goodwill last week,

for this week’s menu.

The following came from the 1996 Cooking Light Cookbook:

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Page 26: Sausage Cheese Muffins

I will modify these to be Turkey Cheese Muffins. I will make two batches, one for my husband and one for myself. Once cooled these can put put in a freezer bag and warmed up easily. I will not put onions or peppers in his since he does not care for those ingredients. I will use olive oil instead of margarine, wheat flour instead of all purpose and 2% milk instead of buttermilk. He will have a serving of two and I will have a serving of one.

Page 64: Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

I will stay true to this recipe and I could not find Chablis so I am trying Chardonnay.

This will be my Husband’s dinner. For my dinner I am sticking with my Tilapia filet with green beans and either brown rice, potato or 1/2 cup serving of Annie’s organic Macaroni & Cheese.

Page 126: Baked Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

This is my husband’s lunch. I will get to my lunch next. I will omit the onions since he does not like them. I am using whole wheat flour and macaroni instead.

Page 174: Spicy Sausage and Bean Bake

This is my lunch. Turkey Sausage. I will not use sour cream because I do not like it. I will stick pretty true to this recipe, I do not really have to modify it.

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Page 238: Honey Lemon Cake

I will use wheat flour and Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream. I will use honey instead of sugar and also honey and lemon juice instead of powdered sugar and lemon juice for glaze.

I am also going to make a batch of my Healthy Chocolate Chip cookies for my husband’s work potluck. The recipe for that is in the recipe section on this blog.

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Finally I love iced coffee but I wanted a cheaper and healthier version than what I have been drinking. You can make your own coffee concentrate. I take a two liter bottle and I add a cup of grounds to it and fill it all the way up with filtered water. I give it a good shake and sit it on the counter overnight.

In another container I use a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter and I filter the grounds from the liquid. If sealed in a air tight container this concentrate can last up to two weeks in your refrigerator.

I put 12 ounces of coffee in blender, I also add a 1/2 cup of original almond milk. I put in a tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder and I add a tablespoon of honey. Blend to mix and pour over ice. This version is not too sweet and not too strong. It is just right for me. I also added a 1/4 teaspoon of real vanilla extract. I use a cheap French roast coffee from Winco.

This recipe is 100 calories and 3 grams fat , No HFCS!

It is a bit more natural and healthier than what I was drinking that is for sure!

That is the conclusion of the Week 8 Menu. πŸ™‚

If anyone would like a recipe for any of these items, I will give it to you upon request.

Day 45 ( It’s been a hell of a day! )

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Wow! This week at work has been something else! I am really feeling stressed and drained mentally and physically! In the past I would resort to unhealthy vices when life got me down. I am proud that today saw me eating well and working out despite whatever hell I am currently going through. I will not give up!

45 days!!! I have come too far to blow it away. I won’t

I worked Cardio 2 as hard as I could. My uppercuts were dedicated passionately to those currently annoying me at work! I broke a sweat to purge out the bad fat and bad thoughts that enter a mind during such a trying day.

Now I will pamper myself with a nice shower, I will lose myself in the arms of my husband, enjoy a nice cup of Vanilla Sleepytime Tea and slumber well because I deserve to. πŸ™‚

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Day 44

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Today I was at work and one of my senior residents came up to me with a puzzled look on her face and asked me who I was. She told me to turn my head right and then left and she said ok it’s you. I did not know what she meant by that.

Later my mother in law looked at me and said wow you are getting thinner in the face and getting the contours in your cheeks and chin back! So that must be what my little old lady was trying to say earlier.

I do tend to gain weight in my face bad so I am glad it is going away. I looked in the mirror and I do see what they are talking about so I am happy about that.

Today is day 44 and my first workout with disc 8. Woo wee mama I broke a good sweat on that one! I used all three of my weights ( 3, 5, 8’s ) and you use the cable quite a bit.

I did not really have to modify. There is one move towards the end, where after you are in a lunge you lift up on one leg with weights in your hands and you hold the position. This one was hard for me. I dropped one weight and grabbed both ends of just one weight with my hands so I could have a better posture with it. I think I will keep doing it that way until my back get’s stronger.

I really notice my abs today. They were sore this morning. Looking better everyday! πŸ™‚

Week 7 Menu

I am going to start cooking today for week 7. I will be using some Jillian Michaels recipes from her cookbook and then some other recipe’s I have found online that are healthy and for weight loss etc. I am comfortable enough to start branching out. I can’t wait till I get my two new cookbooks! I want variety. I love to cook so I need more books! Does anyone here have any favorite cookbooks?

BREAKFAST:

My husband is going to have the Multi-grain pancakes again. I will be using the maple and agave syrup blend from Trader Joe’s as well as a mix of blueberries and raspberries. These pancakes are quite good but for a weeks worth I make two batches and I freeze them, I grab and warm up as needed.

I still have more pumpkin muffins to finish and I really like the Multi-grain hot cereal from Trader Joe’s. I add some maple and agave syrup to that with some chopped pecans.

LUNCH:

My husband will have the black forest ham and cheddar sandwiches again with an Apple.

I will have Steak Fajita’s with whole grain tortillas with Black Beans and Rice

SNACK:

My husband will have his Greek Yogurt again and I will make the Apple Walnut Crisp from Jillian’s cookbook and have that, the portions will be smaller however.

DINNER:

My husband will have Chicken Fajita’s with whole grain tortillas with Black Beans and Rice

I will have a piece of baked fish with a small side of Annie’s Organic Macaroni and Cheese and steamed green beans. I like to eat fish these days at night because it is so light.

TONIGHT:

I am going to make some barbeque sauce and whatever I do not use I will freeze for a later use. I got some ground turkey meat and I will mix a cup of ground oatmeal into it, along with some of the BBQ sauce and have a burger tonight with my hubby.

Whole Wheat buns, Tillamok Medium Cheddar Cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and a side of some Kettle Chips. I love the New York Cheddar and BBQ Kettle Chips!

DESSERT:

I found a chocolate cake recipe that uses Guinness Stout but the ingredients were fattening bad so I decided to tweek it and make it healthier so I am trying that pretty soon. I will post how it turned out and if well then I will post my recipe. πŸ™‚