Sunday, February 26, 2012
Meal planning. This is something I've needed to do for a long time and always avoided. I don't have anything against it. For a long time I grudgingly avoided tracking my food intake just because I couldn't stand the idea of monitoring everything I ate so closely. Obviously that didn't work. When I started with Sparkpeople, I began tracking my eating for the first time and saw it as a fun challenge. When I saw the results, I was encouraged and have kept up with it pretty regularly.
No, the reason I avoid meal planning is simply the fact that I don't know how to do it. It's one of those things you learn by doing, but I don't do, because I don't know how, so I never learn, and it turns into a vicous cycle of never learning.
But after the disaster of this week's meals, I have decided it is something I must do.
I am going to use SparkPeople's meal planner--go through and change meals that include foods I don't like, print off the shopping list, and just go for it.
This may not be a big step for some, or even a big step for me in the grand scheme. But it's a big step for now. Can't wait to see how I do with a plan.