Sometimes it takes me a little while to get into the swing of things. I do better if I whittle away at things, a bit at a time. Thatís the way it was with exercise. I started slow; now itís a nice, steady habit (Day 447 of the streak, yo). Right now, Iím working on getting a better grip on the food/nutrition part, because Iíd like to get to my Wonder Woman goal this summer. Iíve been blogging about it--you know, share the process, share the progress.
I just finished the third week of planning menus, shopping lists, and tracking. Woo to my hoo. This is an epic achievement, I kid you not. The ďplan on the weekend, shop on MondayĒ thing is working. And hubs has noticed the change in the budget too. Iím averaging about $7 a day per person, which is pretty good, in our book. Sometimes, there are extra kids around here too, so we stretch things even further. Overall, itís less than we were spending with the ďwing it and run to the store every dayĒ plan. So, thatís a nice bonus.
Hereís my next thing to work on--staying in range. Iíve noticed that I nibble more, now that Iím spending more time in the kitchen. Eating while cooking and then eating some more, is not the best plan. LOL. Iíve been at the high end, or a little over my range, tracking-wise. Thatís probably why the scale has moved up a little, rather than down, since I started this new phase. No need to freak out. I just need to tweak my system a little more. I can do that. So, this week, Iím going to stay the course, but focus on a few extra things. Iím going to plan lower calorie snacks and Iím going to chew gum while Iím cooking. Iím going to try tracking as much as I can, ahead of time, so I wonít be surprised at the end of the day. Eventually, Iíd like to stay towards the lower end of my range. Iím going to work my way down there.
Life is a learning process. Thatís what makes it so interesting. Hope youíre having a Sparktacular weekend!
Now that I'm cooking more, I find myself picking up cool little slicey dicey kitchen gadgets at the store.
Putting this pic that Audrey took back up, because I think it looks like I'm magically floating in my hoop. Yeah, that's my new trick--hoop levitation. I'm a pro. I just noticed that Gunner photo bombed again. LOL