June Goals & Turkey Meatloaf

Monday, June 3, 2013

Operation Skinny Jeans

Hello Pretties!  As I sit here watching The Bachelorette marveling in the spectacular realness of it all, I decided it might be a good idea to create some goals for the month of June.  Life is going by quickly and if I don't write this stuff down, I have no way of keeping myself accountable.  Here goes nothing.

June Fitness Goals:
  • Win all three Diet Bets I signed up for.  Why did I do this?  Because if I'm going to lose weight and win some money, I might as well win x3.  
  • Complete Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 with my Weigh-In Wednesday friends! (starting tomorrow)
  • Track what I eat every single day.
  • Limit alcohol intake to once a week.
  • Train for another 5K in July
  • Yoga twice a week.
One of my roommates from college is getting married at the end of the month so I want to be down a sizable amount by then - no specific number goals but 10 lbs or more would be preferable. 

I had a pretty productive Monday - I finally went to the grocery and did some meal prep!  My schedule is so packed right now that I don't have much down time and I'm ready to lose it.  I've been wanting to respond to all the sweet comments I got from the Medical Monday link up but this is really the first time I've been able to sit down.  I woke up this afternoon (remember...work all night) to so many thoughtful messages, it completely made my day!

Good news and bad news - tomorrow is my last day of babysitting.  I'm going to miss my little goobers - all four of them - but I'm so ready for a break.  More downtime is necessary so I can really focus on eating clean and getting in quality workouts.  I'm tired and I can't deal with the temptation of cheez-its, fruit snacks, and cookies all the time!

One last thing, tonight I made Jamie Eason's Turkey Meatloaf Muffins!  I can't wait to try them tomorrow for lunch!  Yum yum!

at home turkey meatloaf muffins
Ignore the yucky pan...I'm sure there's a Pinterest for that!
Jamie Eason's Turkey Meatloaf Muffins


  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 diced celery stalks
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dry yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder


Pre heat oven to 375 and spray muffin pay with non-stick spray. Mix all the ingredients in large bowl until combined.  Roll into balls and put in muffin tin. Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through.
Makes 12 muffins. Each muffin has about 120 calories.  
I didn't follow this recipes exactly.  I used minced garlic instead of garlic powder, an italian herb paste instead of thyme & mustard, and a chili pepper paste instead of chipotle pepper spice.  
Next time, I'm definitely going to try to add some tomatoes or salsa in there...it needs a little something extra.
Das ist alles! Until next time. 


  1. Oh yum! I love that those are muffin-sized - that would be great for the kids! Pinning! :). I just entered my first (and second) dietbets - starting soon. I was so nervous, but I am NOT losing $55 instead of losing pounds!

    Great goals!


    1. Thanks for pinning, Kristin! They ended up being pretty good - maybe a little spicy for kids but you can tweak that. I recommend a tomato sauce or something to moisten them because lean turkey is already super dry.

      Good luck with your diet bets! We can do it!

  2. Let me know if you like the muffins! I'm constantly looking for new recipes and this one looks delicious!

    1. They were pretty good but definitely top them with a tomato sauce or something to moisten them - lean turkey is super dry. I'm also not a very good cook so it could have just been me!

  3. OHH Turkey meatloaf muffins!!! I'm looking for new recipes to pack in my lunch box that are easy to eat on the go when school starts again this fall! Can't wait to see if they would be good to add to my list! Glaad you are going to get a break from babysitting - I work for an elementary school I definitely know how you feel!!!


    1. They were pretty good and very filling. Top with some tomato sauce to moisten them and maybe even some parm cheese! Enjoy!

  4. I love turkey-anything so I'm definitely going to try that recipe! I hope it's yummy! And those are some great goals :) good luck!

    1. I'm a big turkey fan too! They were pretty good - nothing like moist, fatty, delicious meatloaf but they fill you up and can be tweaked to suit your tastes.