Lazy = Frozen Meals

Back when I started this journey of losing weight and a better lifestyle I was against frozen meals. Well times have changed. I still don’t think they are good for you but they really do help with portion control and eating out. I don’t eat them daily but some weeks I do eat them a couple times a week – it just depends if I have dinner left overs.

I just don’t feel like spending 10-20 minutes in the mornings anymore preparing breakfast and lunch. Coming home to make dinner after a long day in the office can sometimes be bad enough.

Frozen meals can be expensive. I DO NOT buy them unless then are on sale. I also don’t always buy the “healthy”, lower calorie meals either. I find the Michelina’s meals often go on sale for $1 each at various stores. Most of them are between 300-400 calories – really not too bad for a lunch. Sometimes I add some veggies or a side salad.

I have tried a few different Michelina’s meals and they have always been pretty tasty. The Macaroni and Cheese is by far my favourtie – I LOVE IT. I loved adding diced tomatoes to it. Diced bell peppers work well too – if I am really adventurous even some spinach.
Michelina's Macaroni and Cheese

And for breakfast I was delighted to find the Weight Watchers Smart Ones English Muffin Sandwiches. The Weight Watchers meals sometimes go on sale for $2-$2.50. You get two sandwiches in a box, so $1 – $1.25 for one. Not as cheap as toast I am sure, but a little treat – something to hit the spot when you wish you could have a McDonalds for an Egg McMuffin. As a bonus, they are cheaper too!

The Weight Watchers Smart Ones English Muffin Sandwiches are 210 calories. With some fruit or yogurt it makes for a delicious breakfast. I enjoy a lot of the Weight Watchers meal but like the Michelina’s ones better because they are cheaper.

Again, not the healthiest meals but sometimes connivence wins. I also find I usually enjoy them and having a lunch ready I enjoy means I am much less likely to get take out.

Back At It

Here I am, once making a post saying I need to get back on track. This is utterly depressing. I look on the side on the page and see this has been going on since 2007… actually 2006 but I started the blog late.

This time I really mean it. This is horrible. I have gained back almost all of the 50 pounds I once lost. Again. I guess I could kick myself but what it is the point, it happened but now the weight needs to come off (that is the important part, right?).

I am serious this time. It might be hard to believe – I am sure a lot of you may even be laughing at me. But this weight HAS to come off for real and for good.

After chatting with a friend I admitted that when I blog I lose more weight (I have always known). When I have the motivation to post what I made for dinner or a recipe I created it really helps me to stay on track and lose weight easier. So here I am starting over.