Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful, late-summer weekend! It’s been a while since I posted a meal plan, and it’s good to be back at it.
My daughter and I spent a few days with my sister and her family in Massachusetts last week, and our drive home on Friday took five and a half hours – more than an hour longer than it usually takes us. With that as a start to the weekend, I was glad we had no plans and were able to lay low as a family.
The weekend weather was lovely – sunny and warm, with minimal humidity. On Saturday, my husband took our daughter to Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park, then out for lunch and ice cream. I caught up on laundry, cleaning, and reading at home.
We experienced a minor trauma when my daughter was stung by a bee for the first time Saturday afternoon, but some toasted marshmallows at the fire pit stopped the tears. (She gets her toughness from me.)
Sunday brought a sense of deja vu, as we all went to Victoria Pool in the morning, and hung out at home in the afternoon. We even had another fire in the fire pit, but thankfully there was no repeat of the bee sting.
The Week Ahead
This will be my second week on Weight Watchers. During the first week, I mainly just adjusted to the point system and figured out some basic, point-efficient foods. I didn’t cook anything for myself besides scrambled egg whites and veggies, but this week I’d like to cook some real meals that I can eat with the rest of the family.
One challenge will be the fact that we’re taking a quick beach trip to Hampton Beach in New Hampshire this weekend. My husband really didn’t want to miss out completely on the beach this summer, so he found a close(ish) beach for us to visit. (You can read about our non-beach, summer vacation here.) I’ll pack some Weight Watchers-friendly options, but I’ll probably indulge a little. I’ll be sure to save all of my weekly points for some fried clams!
The rest of the week looks pretty uneventful. I’ll plan some activities for my daughter and some of her friends, including a solar eclipse viewing.
This Week’s Meal Plan
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
- Monday: Grilled fish with green salad
- Tuesday: Roasted pork tenderloin with frozen peas and carrots
- Wednesday: Grilled burgers (extra-lean and bun-less for me!) with grilled zucchini from my garden
- Thursday: Caprese pasta salad (Basil and tomatoes from my garden!)
- Friday: Leftovers
- Saturday: Probably some fried seafood at the beach
- Sunday: We’ll pick something up on the way home, and I’ll probably have a Weight Watchers frozen dinner
What’s for dinner at your house this week?