Goals are SO important! In every stage of life – personal, fitness, eating, business. Without them, we’re just flying by the seat of our pants. And for someone who lives with food addiction and has had surgery to help them treat that … well, that can be a dangerous slippery slope. 

I thought this week that I’d share some of my goals with you – fitness, eating, and professional/personal goals. It’s my hope that some of you that have a hard time with this (like I sometimes do), might feel some inspiration from this post 🙂 
So without further ado …. (really, Jen … who says “ado” ..??)

Personal and Professional Goals 

I tied these in together because they really go hand in hand for me. 
My professional life ties into my personal life and vice versa! 

Professionally – My goal is to have two blog posts on this site (this one along with another one), one blog post on my personal blog The SupermomBlues, three videos on my SupermomBlues YouTube channel (only because I’m REALLY behind and have two in the can already that need to go up …), and get together with mom (aka Sue) for a planning session for some new 7 Bites videos to release this summer. I also plan on doing pictures for the cookbook, creating the cover art for that, and starting to put it together for release in March (fingers crossed!!).

Personally – Valentine’s day is coming up so my personal goal is to, in all of the chaos of business, spend a TON of time with my family and show them how much I love them. They come 100% first. That means if I don’t get the above things done this week because I’m focused on them – then so be it! I’m also trying to get over a cold/sinus infection so I won’t be PUSHING pushing to finish anything this week. I am also planning on reading my Made to Crave devotion daily and trying to finish up Shades of Hope (second time reading).

 

Fitness Goals

As I said a second ago (unless you skipped the above paragraphs … shame, shame), I am getting over being sick, so fitness wise I’m not going to push myself very hard. My goal is to stretch every day and, when it warms up later in the week, go out for a walk with my kids and dogs once a day. I’d LIKE to start Yoga again, but if that doesn’t happen this week I’m not going to stress over it. But I did realize I DO need to be more active! Especially now that I’m in my 40’s!

 

Eating Goals 

The hubbs and I have been on a keto-style diet. I am going to stop calling it keto, though. To be honest, neither of us are in ketosis nor are we measuring for it. So even though we’re EATING keto-style, we’re not necessarily “doing keto”. Yes, it’s low carb, so let’s stick with that, shall we? So my goal there is to stay as low carb as possible. We do plan on having some kind of treat for Valentine’s Day. I may or may not make it low-carb. It’s Valentine’s day. I’m not overly worried.

To that end, I thought I’d share my meal plan with you all for this week!
This is not a set-in-stone type plan – I’m nothing if not flexible.
Also, you’ll see that breakfast and lunch aren’t listed. That’s because I keep them very simple – either leftovers or a salad for lunch and breakfast is always eggs of some kind. If you’d like to see what I eat for breakfast and lunch in a week, leave me a comment and I’ll do a pictorial for you!
AND – I don’t list Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is leftover night and Sunday is breakfast-for-dinner 🙂

Low Carb Bariatric Meal Plan for 2/12/18-2/16/18

Monday – Keto Quiche (RECIPE BELOW!!), Green Side Salad
Tuesday – Chicken Taco Bowls (RECIPE BELOW!!)
Wednesday – Crock Pot Hamburger Soup (RECIPE COMING SOON!)
Thursday – Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice (RECIPE COMING SOON!)
Friday – Pizza Night! (Click the link for our bariatric-friendly pizza recipes!)

 

Keto Quiche
1 quiche – about 8 servings
Preheat oven to 325

12 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 sticks melted butter
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 block of cream cheese, softened
Meats and Veggies for filling – tonight we’re having bacon and caramelized onion! Also great – ham, beef, chicken, broccoli, kale, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus …

Spray a pie pan (about a 9 inch one) with cooking spray or prep with coconut oil or butter.
Sprinkle 1/2 the cheese, and whatever meat or veggie you’re using in the bottom of the pan.
In a food processor or blender, process eggs and cream cheese. Add butter by drizzling in slowly.
Pour egg, cream cheese, and butter mixture over the filling.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese
Bake for 45 minutes or until set and slightly browned.
Remove from oven and allow to set for at least 10 minutes before serving.

 

Chicken Taco Bowls
4-8 servings (4 “regular size” servings, 8 “sleeve size” servings)

For The Chicken:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts OR 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning
1 can fire-roasted tomatoes

Dump everything into a slow cooker. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Shred.

For The Salad:
1-2 C salad greens or shredded lettuce per person
Toppings such as tomato, green onion, chopped red onion, avocado, jalapenos, olives, etc.
1-2 T shredded cheese per person
1-2 T Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt per person
1-2 T salsa per person

Assemble

Layer the lettuce/salad greens, toppings, chicken, cheese, sour cream, and salsa in a bowl.
Consume and smile!

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