Half Size Me Weekly Menu Plan: October 8 – 14, 2012

Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats In A Jar by Gina Homolka - Used with permission from Gina Homolka at SkinnyTaste.com

Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats In A Jar by Gina Homolka – Used with permission from Gina Homolka at SkinnyTaste.com

by Heather Robertson

Healthy eating tip of the week: Are you tracking everything you eat? Measuring out all your food and drinking plenty of water? Do you exercise regularly? Do you do ALL this and still find the scale isn’t budging?

Well, there’s one thing you’re  doing you might want to look at.

The fruit you’re eating.

And most importantly, how much fruit you’re eating.

Because it’s viewed as healthy (and zero points plus for those of you following Weight Watchers), we often over-indulge in nature’s sweet treat.

To help with weight loss, try eating only three servings of fruit a day this week. See if it helps you on the scale.  Also, you can replace fruits with vegetables instead. Fruit is healthy, but it does have calories and sugar.

Sometimes this small adjustment can make a big difference.

Do you over eat certain fruits? Tell me which ones in the comments!

Breakfast Meals

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  • Egg Scramble
    • eggs
    • olive oil
    • reduced-fat cheese
    • onion
    • mushroom
    • green pepper

Lunch Meals

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  • Leftover Pumpkin Chili
  • Salad with leftover chicken teriyaki, tomato, asian sesame dressing light, cucumber and carrots

Dinner Meals

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  • Pumpkin Chili (Double this recipe and have leftovers for lunch.)
  • Grilled cheese for kiddos
  • Light sour cream and reduced-fat cheese
  • Date-night dinner (This is something the hubby and I do every Saturday night. Sometimes it’s take out. Sometimes we make something at home. It depends on our mood!)
  • Leftovers night (Yep, this is our weekly “clean out the fridge” night. Usually falls on a Wednesday or Thursday.)


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  • Cheese sticks
  • Sugar-free, fat-free yogurt
  • Cottage cheese and fruit
  • Apples




After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.

5 comments on “Half Size Me Weekly Menu Plan: October 8 – 14, 2012
  1. Kalyn Denny says:

    Fun seeing my recipes on your menu, thanks!

  2. HeatherRobertson says:

    I made the pressure cooker pinto stew and I love it! Great flavor! Keep them coming! Thanks for checking out my menu. Take care!

  3. tracy reifkind says:

    Hi Heather! I tend to let myself be seduced the limited availability of seasonal fruits, but less and less all the time. It’s part of “the practice” of a healthier way of looking at food, and creating the habits of not overeating. I only bought cherries once or twice this last summer, but I did go a bit overboard on apricots earlier in the summer, and nectarines just a few weeks ago! But I bought my fist grapes just two days ago….did you know that “Halloween’s Official Grape” is grown here in CA? They are black grapes!

    Persimmons, another favorite, are just now hitting the Farmers’ Markets, and my neighbor has a very prolific tree! Rule of thumb, and this goes for any kind of food I might tend to overeat out of reaction or boredom….”Don’t buy it!” If you buy it you eat it! Especially perishable foods that we may find ourselves “having” to eat before it goes bad! Don’t let it “go bad” on your body!

  4. HeatherRobertson says:

    Thanks Tracy! I am excited to learn about the “Halloween Grapes” I love little pieces of trivia like that. Thanks for your insight on food and mindset it is always nice to hear from someone who has come so far. Thank you again!

  5. HeatherRobertson says:

    Thanks for your comment Tracy! I love to learn new facts so thanks for the “Halloween grape” info. You are such a great inspiration keep on sharing your story and personal improvements!