Which happens to be my last week of law school classes EVER!!!! I wish I could explain how happy this makes me, but you're just gonna have to take my word for it.
Those of you who have followed the blog for a while have read about my ongoing battle with my weight... For those of you who are new - I set out to lose 30 pounds in January of 2009. I lost as much as 20 at one point, gained about 10 of it back, and have been hovering at around 15 pounds lost for the last 4 months or so. I am a workout machine... I do 60 minutes of cardio at least 5 days a week and try to lift weights 2 or 3 times a week (although I'm not always so good about lifting). My problem is eating... I eat like every meal is my last. I eat out all the time. I love cheeseburgers. I love to drink. So - the fact that I've had a hard time losing
In addition to all these calories I'm consuming eating out all the time, I'm also spending a shit ton of money. Money that I don't really have to be spending out (uhhh yeah, I should be using my paychecks to pay my credit card bill, not eat cheeseburgers and guzzle pitchers of beer).
SO - this week I'm going to try something new. Something that a lot of you do all the time, but I don't. I'm gonna menu plan, then I'm going to go to the grocery store and buy the things I need for the week. And I'm going to pack my lunch. And the only spending I'm gonna do this week is Starbuck's if I feel like I need a little pick me up.
So those of you who are regular menu planners - give me your tips. What do you always keep around the house?. What is your go-to easy meal for after a busy day? And I ESPECIALLY want to hear from you single girl menu planners - What is your best recipe to cook for one person?! (I have no shame and will go to the meat counter at Whole Foods and purchase 1 steak, so this is not an issue, ha).
Obviously I can make a regular meal and feed my roommate or take the leftovers for my lunch, but I want suggestions for 1 person meals that are something other than a chicken breast or a can of soup. Ha.
Help a sister out!