Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I finally am in a solid groove of a healthy, balanced, filling and yummy breakfast and lunch - all within my calorie goals, that I track lickety-split.
AND, thanks to a recent spark break, I have kicked my evening snacking (or so it seems, it's just been a week or so, but it is going great!)
Yet as hard as I try to make sure that dinner is always in check, as well as tracked, I just have trouble getting there. Cooking dinner is down time for me. I love to cook; I find it relaxing; and I love the satisfaction of hearing my hubby say how great it is. I love trying new recipes, and for a while stuck to spark recipes only, but, then got comfortable and broke out on my own... and weight crept back on. A bit too much butter/oil/cheese, larger portions... you know the drill. And of course, NOTHING gets logged.
I think that I may just try planning a week of dinners from Spark and pre-add them to my tracker, and then have to stick to it. I know that if I could just get that bit of accountability in place, things will click 100% for me.
Part of it is that I love to make savory foods; I love variety. I love leftovers, too, those usually become lunch for hubby and/or me. I think that I need to get more simple, though, and just get back to basics and simply grill meat, or make beans and rice, always have a veggie as well as a side salad - that all worked before. But, I got bored. Hubby didn't complain, but I'm pretty sure he did, too.
Maybe I can make one night a week 'wild recipe' night, and everything else is super simple and easily trackable. It can be hard to find the 15+ minutes to get all the ingredients in the tracker, and get the recipe all typed up.
What are some favorite spark dinners you love?
I can't wait to get my new book and have two weeks or dinners planned!!!!