{Meal Plan} Pinning & Planning Our Dinner Menu: Week of January 29

Does anyone else feel like January moved in slow motion?

With attempting #DryJanuary and giving up drinking, it felt like time stood still. I suppose that’s what happens when you are acutely aware of everything around you and you are not letting the good times roll by chilling with a few cocktails. Time drags on instead of slipping away while in a drunken stupor.

But how do I feel?

Absolutely not one bit fucking different. And it is quite disappointing.

#DryJanuary Run DMT Funny - Not Skiny Too Sober

While I am sure my liver enzymes have improved, I don’t feel any physical change. I’m not sleeping any better and despite not having a drop of alcohol, I still feel sluggish and tired.

I haven’t lost any weight although I have been consistently watching my portion sizes and journaling everything I eat. I’ve also been drinking lots of water and substituting my evening glass of wine with chamomile tea.

I thought my head would be clearer but instead it is clear I am desperate for a glass of wine. I could seriously kill for a glass of cabernet.

*sigh*

In other news, I attended the Women’s March on Washington (more about that experience later) and came home with the flu. And from my previous episodes of the flu, we know how that goes. I never lose weight. Yay.

Sorry if I sound cranky or bit like Debbie Downer, but I’m still not feeling well due to the flu. I have been laid up for five days; I’m constantly nauseous and I have severe cabin fever. I’m hoping for things to be back to normal tomorrow starting with eating something other than toast and broth.

And if you’re curious, yes, I plan to still abstain from any alcohol beverages just because I can. One alcohol-free day at a time.

7-day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan

Run DMT’s 7-Day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan

Soup Sunday

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with a Caesar Salad

 

Meatless Monday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – Apple and 2 Tb sunbutter

Lunch – Mixed greens salad with 2 Tbsp hummus

Dinner  –  Roasted Veggies Sammies

Snack – 1 cup diced watermelon

 

Tuesday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 1 cup Greek yogurt and ½ cup mixed berries

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – Apple and 2 Tb sunbutter

Dinner – Ground Turkey Tacos

Snack – 1 cup diced watermelon

 

Wednesday

Breakfast – 1 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with berries

Snack – 2 Tbsp hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Leftover Taco Salad

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Butterflied Grilled Mojo Chicken with Couscous and a Mixed Greens Salad

Snack – 1 cup diced watermelon

 

Thursday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 2 Tb hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Asian-Style Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Asian Slaw

Snack – 1 cup diced watermelon

 

Friday

Breakfast – 1 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Snack – 2 Tb hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Homemade pizza and flatbread with a Mixed Greens Salad

 

Did you attempt a #DryJanuary? How did you survive?

What recipes are you pinning and planning for your dinner menu this week? 

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Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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