Big, big change in my goal behaviors this week!
I have wanted to plan a week's menus and then shop accordingly. But I never could accomplish that.
I have a huge problem with daily fatigue.
The spark meals were too complicated.
Changing the spark menus for a whole week overwhelmed me.
Grocery shopping always overwhelms me
--Once I finally get to the store,
I buy too much and have produce spoil.
The food tracker menus were different each day-
-way too overwhelming.
Since not doing the points on sparkpeople, my day is simpler to begin with.
I now can focus my energy and time on the planning*.
On the food tracker I made all the breakfasts for this week the same
oatmeal plus stuff.
I started the menu planning a day before
the week started and finished planning Sunday morning. SO PLANNING IS NOW DONE!
I have enough for today (Sunday) and can grocery shop
Monday or even Tuesday.
The tracker menu did not have enough greens and fruits so those was the biggest additions.
But the diabetic tracker menu set I use easily had a way to swap out each whole meal
for another whole planed meal!
so I'd swap whole meals and then if there was something in that tracker meal I wanted to change, I just added it to the meal and then did not check the box for the item I did not want to use. It was not that hard.
Planning the whole week is more complicated!
But now that I did it once, I think I can get used to it. But--only because I cut down on the time I spend earning sparkpoints.
I really need to focus on the things that help me make progress. ****NOT THAT EARNING POINTS did not help me make progress. By earning the points up to Level 18
I WAS LEARNING THE SKILLS FROM YOU GREAT FRIENDS to now focus on other things. It was a time consuming process for me to learn these things! I never, ever regret any time I spend on sparkpeople!
Also, often I was so fatigued
that all I could manage was typing!
If my meals are planned and I have the foods here, the week should go much smoother. That is I won't be grabbing things I should not be filling up on --in between meals. Really, I was pretty much never
having a real sit down meal and that meant eating all day long.
Well, we'll see. I keep track in the ACCONTABILITY forum on our team
EVENING EATING. And I also keep track once a week on the WUB.