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A plan…I need a plan

Monday, January 03, 2011

Yes planning has never been one of my strongest areas.
I do lots of last minute things….some work out better than others.
I have taken last minute vacations that were fabulous but…
have made last minute dinners that have not turned out well or healthy in the least!

So, it’s a new year, a fresh start and I am making a plan! emoticon
My fitness plan is great! I have a great schedule and do get to the gym at least 5 times a week but….
This year I will become a healthy meal planner.
I have been really good with breakfasts and lunches, but, things always tend to fall apart when it comes to dinners. It is harder because, it’s not just food for me (like breakfast and lunch) and the hubby and kids are pickier than me. So, I’m making a list of healthy meals that I know my family will eat and making a calendar for the week and am finally going to get this food “time slot” under control!

Goals for 2011:
*Finally lose those unwanted 20 pounds
*Try some new classes at the gym
*Get back into kettlebells and running! (I saw the best changes in my body when doing both of these!) emoticon
*Healthy dinner plan
*Daily walk (no excuses)
*Sign up for several 5k’s throughout the year emoticon

I want to be the best wife, mom, sister, daughter, friend…overall person I can be :)

So, do YOU have a plan?
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GREYPARK 1/14/2011 12:01AM

    My plan is to stay on track.
This is easier said than done for me. emoticon

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LEEPFROG95 1/7/2011 9:31AM

    emoticon planning is key to everyday...

I made double batches of meals on the weekends for those
crazy nights that way they were either in the frig or a homemade TV dinner!!!
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VICD25 1/4/2011 6:12PM

    Great plan!

My plan is to add one thing per week, until I'm back in my good habits.
This week it's getting my spark points. (that drives my other behaviors, like recording activity and nutrition!)

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AASMITHHISLER 1/4/2011 10:49AM

    What a great entry! It sounds wonderful that you are setting yourself concrete goals that you are striving to achieve. I hope that I can stay as positive as you, because I definitely need to set myself some goals if I'm going to get back into this! Thanks for sharing your thoughts emoticon emoticon

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ROSIE777 1/4/2011 8:55AM

    Wow my sweet friend I totally know you can do this I am with you can't wait to get down to my goal this year and stay there. We can do this for sure. emoticon
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SWAZY33 1/4/2011 8:27AM

    I found this great idea online and started using it:
Create "a dinner deck." This would include 10 favorite quick and healthful dinners written on index cards. Each card should list the ingredients for the recipe on one side and directions for making it on the other.
It feels good to have a dinner plan! (for this week anyway!)

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PURPLESPEDCOW 1/3/2011 4:46PM

    great plan!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/3/2011 4:34PM

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JRIESSEL 1/3/2011 12:03PM

    Great plan! I need to work on my evening meals also - for the same reasons - I tend to cook meals that the kids will like. The good news is my oldest is starting to come around and not be so picky... so there may be hope!

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LILABERRY 1/3/2011 11:47AM

    What a great plan. You seem very focused and I have no doubt that you will see results!!!

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DEBRITA01 1/3/2011 9:32AM

    Sounds like a good plan...I'm still working on mine. I find it I set goals that are too lofty or aren't very specific, I never seem to reach them. Small, doable goals will keep me from becoming frustrated and feeling more positive about my progress.

You've got the exercise down pat and are doing great with that. The dinner situation may be more challenging so, good luck with that. I'm fortunate that it's just me and DH...and he eats ANYTHING...well, almost.
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STARPESCADO 1/3/2011 8:20AM

    Great blog.
Planning, though it takes time, always seems like the best answer.
I wish you luck and I know this is going to be a wonderful year for you!

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DONNAKOVAC 1/3/2011 7:00AM

    YES, emoticon

I've always been one for oven meals. Throw the food in there and forget about it until it's ready. It's bigger than my crock pot, too, which means it can cook for my whole family! :-D Look up Peg Bracken's I Hate To Cook Cookbook! Here's one of the best and I vary it with chicken, different veggies and almost never use soup. LOL I also don't always cut up the meat - whole chicken breasts or whole small steaks work fine! One piece per person - really can't be easier!

Stay Abed Stew

Mix these things up in a casserole dish that a has a tight lid:

2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed
1 15-ounce can tiny peas *
1 cup sliced carrots
2 chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 can cream of tomato soup thinned with 1/2 can water (cream of celery or cream of mushroom can be substituted)
1 large potato, sliced
Piece of bay leaf *

Put the lid on and put the casserole in a 275-degree oven. Now go back to bed. It will cook happily all by itself and be done in five hours.

* If you don't like peas or bay leaf, leave them out.

Note: We couldn't find a soup labeled cream of tomato so we used tomato soup and thinned the soup with milk instead of water.

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KIMOTHY77 1/3/2011 6:53AM

    WOW! Very organized with your plans! You go and make those goals happen!

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