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Meal planning...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I have been letting this slide. It makes sense to plan ahead, but I haven't been. I tend to stock the essentials for my go to meals, and eat them often, rather than trying new things. I don't mind eating the same thing day after day, but sometimes I get the itch to switch things up a little. I know I need to be consistent about eating a good breakfast. I was doing well, at eating at least a bowl of cereal and a banana, but the holidays got me a little sidetracked. So, starting tomorrow I will go back to eating that bowl of cereal in the morning, and not just making do with a piece of fruit. (I always eat something, but sometimes that something is pretty small.) I do better with lunch and dinner, and seem to have no trouble eating healthy snacks, so breakfast is my biggest stumbling block... still.

I walked over 8 miles today, despite the snow and ice. I had to blaze a trail through the drifts this morning so Cooper could take his morning walk. We had over a foot of snow, followed by a little light rain which put an icy crust on the drifts. It was hip deep in some sections. Cooper walked about 6 miles of today's mileage with me. Not bad for a little, short haired dog on a cold day.

I also did 250 jumping jacks today. I had to guess a little on the amount of time it took, as I forgot to time one set. I did them in sets of 50 today, rather than sets of 75 like I have been doing. I don't know why, it just felt right to do it that way today.

Tomorrow I have plans in the afternoon, so Cooper is going to spend the afternoon with my parents. This will disrupt my routine, but I can cope... and so will he. lol!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 12/30/2012 10:23AM

    As a kid I was not a huge breakfast fan, but my mother insisted that I eat a good breakfast every morning and it has stuck. I prefer a breakfast that has protein in it and since I'm allergic to eggs and I eat very little meat, that means cheese, sometimes smoked salmon or smoked trout. Believe it or not, for a long time a favorite breakfast was scrambled tofu and spinach with toast! My husband used to turn his nose up at my savory breakfasts that seemed closer to lunch to him, but now he joins right in with me.

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LIVINGFREE19 12/28/2012 4:16PM

    Great job on the exercise!

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RG_DFW 12/28/2012 9:40AM


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LGAR519 12/28/2012 8:31AM

    I like breakfast more than any other meal. It's funny how everyone is different.

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RAINBOWMF 12/28/2012 12:48AM

    Great day, look forward to see how you do to morrow.


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IMREITE 12/28/2012 12:36AM

    i am good with my exercise, my breakfast and lunches, but i mindlessly eat and make bad choices for evening meals.
so i do need to plan my evening meals better. it should prevent the oversnacking and help me get other things done at home.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/27/2012 10:37PM

    Plan what you can. You're doing great!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/27/2012 10:31PM

    Wow - great day! Congrats.

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KSNANA2 12/27/2012 7:56PM

    Had to laugh with you and MAGGIE101857! I collect receipes and cookbooks too, but tend to stick to the same regular meals all the time! It was nice reading that others do the same. I even have notebooks to divide the receipes into under headings so I can "find" them, but the catagories are so huge I don't even want to bother! One of my cleaning out the house items is to tackle those notebooks!

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MAGGIE101857 12/27/2012 6:53PM

    I struggle with planning too. I do a great job shopping for all the healthy stuff, love collecting recipes and cookbooks, reading blogs, but I tend to stick to the tried and true. Guess we need to be more adventurous in the New Year! emoticon emoticon

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