Here we are, already at the end of Week 4! This week was a little bit crazy and I didn't get the chance to try all of the dinner recipes, but I made sure to stay in my calorie range each day.
After a slight derailment at last week after the family cook-out so I made sure to stay on the straight-and-narrow this week. I am still happy with the "satisfied" feeling I have while on this meal plan and lack of the ravenous hunger I have experienced on other "diets" in the past.
The Red Wine Beef Stew was a real delight, though I would have liked to have seen even more veggies in it. Maybe some green beans, zucchini, corn kernels, or maybe a bag of frozen mixed veggies. I wonder if chickpeas would have been a good addition. I guess I was kind of missing the chucks of potato that I usually add to my stew. However, it was very tasty and filling as it was.
I enjoyed the BLT Lettuce Wraps very much and served mine alongside an organic "pre-made" roasted red pepper and tomato soup. It was a quick and yummy meal for me on a night when my husband was working late and not home for dinner.
The Mayo-less Chicken Salad was delicious and very filling! I served it on a 100 calorie thin whole wheat bun for lunch and was not hungry all afternoon.
I must say that I have been alternating the breakfasts and lunches that have been on the plan so far, using items I have on hand or things that I am hungry for. However, I try to test out most of the dinner recipes. I'm still finding that I don't want all of the allowed snacks on the plan, usually just the one in the afternoon. I'm a big fan of any of the Skinny Cow chocolates (around 100 calories per package) along with a Diet Dr. Pepper. It really makes me feel getting away with something, because... I guess I am, actually!
This week, I'm pleased to report a 2 pound weight loss, for a total of 6 pounds so far. That is well within the recommended 1 - 2 pounds of healthy weight loss per week. Two more weeks to go! I would love to have a 10 pound weight loss for the 6 weeks, but I'm not sure it's in the cards. I think I will add a walk every day this week - instead of just every once in awhile and see if that speeds things up any. Happy Forking to al!l