Long Time Coming …

So I have been quiet for a while (exactly a week), but truth be told … last week was one of the most stressful weeks at work that I have every had in a very long time. I didn’t quite follow Paleo but because most days I would get home around 9PM (I usually got of at 6PM) and all I wanted was a beer and a tapa (thank god for living in Spain), and then to top it off we go to Holland for two days … Did I also mention that I have to replace the battery in my weight scale?! Ugh … last week was no good. This week will be better. I promise.

I have just finished making up my meal plan, but I haven’t quite decided what the breakfast for the week will be. The meal plan (sans breakfasts) goes as follows:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday: Valentines Day!! We might have plans for dinner with another couple, but if not, this is the plan:

Friday:

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Egg + bacon muffins
  • Lunch: Friday dinner leftovers
  • Dinner: Mexican Chicken Lime Soup (hopefully some Taco Bake will also be leftover from Monday … crossing fingers)

I might go crazy and make some type of Paleo dessert. Who knows … stay tuned!!

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Egg + bacon muffins
  • Lunch: Saturday dinner leftovers
  • Dinner: Same os last Sunday (tradition maybe?!) Crock Pot Taco Back over Shredded Lettuce with homemade guacamole and Paleo Sour Cream

So that’s that for the week in terms of food.

On the plane to Holland, I finally finished reading Fall of Giants (such a long novel) by Ken Follett. I loved the book, it was just a bit long in places. All the characters were really easy to get to know and get into, but I think I will read another book before I read part two of the trilogy (The Winter of the World).  So that’s why I just started Mision Olvidado by Maria Dueñas. So far I have only read 100 pages and it’s a little slow.

That means 4 down, 16 to go. Go me. According to Goodreads. com, I am 2 books ahead of schedule.

Anyway, thats all for today. I hope to think of something to make for breakfast tomorrow … even though breakfast isn’t really a key meal for me.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

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First Week of Paleo

Ok so we are finally doing this. We are finally going Paleo.

I have just layed out the meal plan for this week. It sucks that we are not only starting Paleo, but we are also going to start Zumba-ing (yes I made up a word) those pounds away, the week the I have to go to Holland for work. That’s just how it is. I am not going to wait for another week to start because I have come to the conclusion where something will always come up … that’s just life. So here is the plan for the week:

For breakfast I am making a huge batch of this fruit salad today which will be accompanied by my herbal cinnamon+vanilla tea that I currently have in my desk at work (plus 1 tsp of Stevia to make it sweet). To the fruit salad I will most likely leave out the honeydew melon and add strawberries. Hopefully I will be able to post up a picture as soon as it’s finished.

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Fruit salad
  • Lunch: My co-worker who is fighting breast cancer is coming to see us at work and most likely we will be going out. If we go to the restaurant that I think we are going to I will most likely be getting the tomate+onion+avocado salad (sans the mozzarella cheese) and then I will be getting their house salad (sans croutons and cheese).
  • Dinner: Blackened Chicken with Brocolli with Red Pepper Flakes and Garlic Chips

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Fruit salad
  • Lunch: Last nights dinner
  • Dinner: Stuffed Tomatoes with some type of salad that I throw together using one of these vinaigrettes

Wednesday:

The only meal that I will be eating at home is breakfast since my flight to Amsterdam leaves at 2:30pm. Hopefully I can stick the diet, and no beer will get in the way. 😉

Thursday:

The only meal that I will be eating at home is dinner. Since my flight lands at 8:30pm, and I won’t get home until 9:30pm at the latest, the plan is to have the prepping done on Wednesday morning, so that way the hubster can be done frying the pork chops and doing up some mushrooms while I am on my way home from the airport. Here is the recipe for the pork chops I was thinking of making.

Friday:

Saturday:

I might go crazy and make some type of Paleo dessert. Who knows … stay tuned!!

Friday:

  • Brunch: Picnic (recipes to be determined) at El Retiro (it’s one of those that’s included on our Madrid 101 list)
  • Dinner: Leftovers

So that’s that for the week. Now I am going shopping … Will update soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and a great start to the week.