Friday, March 01, 2013
My Healthy Lifestyle Forever team has laid out a great challenge this month. In addition to exercise, tracking, and freggie goals, it set "Give yourself 10 points for following a meal plan for ONE MEAL each day" and "Give yourself 10 more points for each day you followed a plan for breakfast, lunch AND dinner"! Plus BONUS POINTS: Give yourself 25 points each day for staying at or below your calorie goal.
And then I went to Weight Watchers. WW is setting a "routine" for each month. (Examples: pack healthy snacks; have a fruit or veggies with each meal & snack) This month it is going to be about meal planning. Our assignment this week: "notice the number of times you know exactly what your next meal or snack will be."
So I've got encouragement and challenge toward meal planning this month. I'm really excited about it because meal planning has been a weak part of my program. Several times I have said I will end up the month with 4 weeks of meal plans with grocery lists. I have yet to do it. Not sure what my resistence is. During the time I was concentrating on The Beck Diet Solution I did plan my meals and snacks the day before, but once I was done with the book, I dropped that practice. (I started to say "habit" but I think the truth is, it didn't become habit.) Part of my challenge is my hubby likes to do the grocery shopping and buys a lot of sales items. But, like with many other healthy practices, if I am committed enough, I can find a way.
March is going to be a great month! Another step forward!!