trouble goal

Friday, September 11, 2009

My biggest trouble/set back is staying on track with eating. No matter what I do I can never stick with it. I try to plan out meals but still deviate. I try not to go out but I'm tired and don't feel like cooking so I do. I've tried buying easy to cook meals but I still end up going out. It's so frustrating. And everyone says track it all or make a meal plan for the whole week, but those don't work either! I don't know about other people, but tracking all your food in the meal planner is a pain for me. I make new things all the time and I don't have the time to put it all in as a recipe or add it individually, especially when I don't always measure what I put in. I use a lot of veggies and I know how much the sauce (or whatever) needs so why should I measure? Its a pain to have to figure out whether I normally use a 1/2 cup or 1/4 and what if its neither? I've also tried just writing in down in a notebook but half the time I'm to busy and forget to write it down. So I know my problem I just don't know how to fix it.
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  • CLADY326
    The previous comments left are very true. Planning is key. How I know practicing what we preach is very different or easier said than done.

    I had the problem of planning. I kept thinking, I will really work at the "healthy living" journey once I get my meals planned out for the week. Well, that never happened, cause by the time I finished Sparking with my Teams. Playing Solitaire Mahjong was more fun and inviting to me than planning a weeks' worth of meals. So I kept putting off starting my "healthy living" journey. Figuring I can't start it without my planning.

    Then I said to myself. "I am going about this wrong." I need to start thinking about this thing as "One Day At a Time". And quite looking at the big picture and how long it's going to take or everything that I'm going to have to do to make it happen. One Day At A Time thinking is less stressful and less overwhelming.

    1. First thing I did is go thru my cupboards and refrigerator and pull everything that I knew would be a problem for me. I restocked with things that I knew I could eat and that were good for me.

    2. Then the night before, I would only plan for the next day. (One Day At A Time) I only focused on what I was going to eat or take out of the freezer for the next day.

    I know again all of this is easier said than done. And it's easier for people like me, that don't work out of the home, to use the trackers and enter everything when it comes to food and exercise. But Planning Again, is the KEY. ONE DAY AT A TIME, not the whole week or the whole picture.

    And, old habits are hard to break, new ones are sometimes harder to make. We didn't get like this overnight, so it's going to take time to overcome these challenges and move forward. BUT YOU CAN DO IT, I KNOW YOU CAN!! emoticon
    3109 days ago
    Leepfrog95 is right. It's not easy and life does throw things at you but making planning a priority works. You could try tracking and planning for a few days to start with and then see how that goes. Maybe 2 or 3 weekdays and then 1 weekend's a place to start. Good luck to you!! emoticon
    3109 days ago
  • LEEPFROG95 have to fix you planning.....Making planning the key will help...

    Have need to re train your thinking I did it helped are doing this for you right ??? then in planning your meals is part of it.....making time to do things for you ....right now old HABIT's are winning... the easy way out... but change is your choice....

    after re-reading this I sound like a mean mom that not what I wanted to do sorry if it sounds that way...
    habits are one of those things it take every day to work on changing...into routines....

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    3109 days ago
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