Monday, February 18, 2013

Clean-ish Eating and Passing a Plateau

Good morning lovelies! I am hoping this post even happens, as my eyes keep closing because it’s really Sunday at 9pm (A. I am a maw maw B. I have to plan this shit out.)

I am already seeing results from giving up cheat meals for Lent! I hadn’t had a loss in weeks or I’d lose less than a pound then gain more back. I knew I had to do something or I’d keep gaining and never wear that bikini. If this is going to happen, I have to take control. So I decided to eat smaller meals more often and go harder in the gym. I am losing slowly, but surely, and not gaining every ounce back. I am 15 pounds away from my high school weight and I have decided that will be my numerical goal for Operation Red Bikini. 

Below are today and tomorrow’s meals. Yes, I eat all the time. Gotta keep that metabolism going!

M1: 1 packet instant grits, 3 egg whites, coffee
M2: clementine, string cheese
M3: ½ C. quinoa, 3 oz. chicken, 1 cup green beans (cooked plain, added a little pepper after cooking)
M4: low fat cottage cheese with no sugar added peaches
M5: almonds
M6: ½ C. unsweetened almond milk, 1/3 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp. PB2
M7: 4 oz. grilled chicken, 1 cup cauliflower, side salad with salsa for dressing

M1: 3 egg whites, 1 wheat tortilla, salsa
M2: clementine
M3: 3 oz. chicken, lettuce mix, 1/2 sliced cucumber, 1 oz. goat cheese, salsa for dressing
M4: Think Thin bar
M5: ½ C. unsweetened almond milk, 1/3 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp. PB2
M6: 4 oz. grilled chicken, 1 cup vegetable, side salad with salsa for dressing

A few things. I eat immediately after waking up. My mid morning snack is around 9:30 and I eat M3 or lunch at 12:00. I have an afternoon snack around 3, workout around 4:30, then have a protein shake after. I only have a shake when I do strength training, not when I’m just doing cardio. I also need to stress that I am not a nutritionist (I wouldn’t be in this position if I were lol) but this is just what works for me. 

I am also the type of person who has to switch things up or I get burnt out. That’s why some days I have a salad, some days I have quinoa or rice with chicken and veggies. I am full of ideas, so if anyone is in need, feel free to comment or email me at Make sure if your email isn’t attached to your comment, to leave your email address so I can respond! Also, check out my skinny girl food board on Pinterest for over 250 ideas! Hope everyone has a fab week and I’ll be back before Friday, promise!


  1. Congrats! Plateaus are the worst. Yay operation red bikini! I still need to order my goal bikini - gah!

  2. Darn those plateaus, congrats! NO cheats is hard! I went to a sports bar this weekend and ordered a Greek salad. I did not order a beer, I did not touch the chips and queso or any of the other cruel appetizers they ordered at my table. Hardest but most rewarding dinner I have ever had. I felt so good about myself when I got home and hadn't cheated, staying within my calorie limits for the entire weekend!

  3. HA I smiled to myself when you said you are a maw maw - too funny! Thanks for posting the meal ideas - I need to get back on the quinoa train! And thanks for your never-ending support on ORB, I can't say enough how much I appreciate it.

    15 pounds is so close!! Get it girl!

  4. Totally going to stalk your pinterest board! Keep up the good work!

  5. I love your meal plans! Thanks for putting those out there. I'm always looking for great ideas and to change it up too. I try to eat lots of small meals as well, I think it just works for us foodies :) You are so close to high school weight that's awesome!! That's my ORB goal too, what I remember putting on my driver's license when I was 16...I'm 13 pounds away!! WE GOT THIS!!!

  6. 15 pounds, you absolutely got this!!

  7. So I thinking about switching to multiple smalls meals, but I wondered if you ate even when you didn't feel hungry, just to keep up with your meals? Or did you just not eat that small meal and eat the next planned one?

  8. I love all of your meal ideas! 15 pounds by May? YOu got this!!! You are so right we need to take control or we'll never get there. May will be here before we know it!

  9. Girl, you inspire me. I am so impressed by you and your determination! You've TOTALLY got this. I want to lose another 15 lbs, too. So let's do this :)

  10. Thank you for putting your meals out there. I needed ideas.

  11. That is amazing that you are so close to your high school weight! Congratulations!

  12. I would love some of your idea emailed to me. Tthat would be awesome! I have hit a major plateau and can not seem to get out of this funk. I gave up ice cream for lent and gave in once and also had frozen yogurt. May will be here before I know it.

  13. You go girl!!!! The hard thing for me is not like "pre-prepared" food. I am just not a left over girl... so its hard for me to eat different things at work. I hate frozen meals too... which may not be bad, but it takes away that bit of variety too. Blah!!! I usually have a protein shake for lunch, or slices of lunch meat. I have decided I have to change up my eating though. I think my body is too accustomed to certain things at certain times. Mainly lunch....