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TCoHP Week 2: Plans/Goals

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Last week I listed my problem as living in chaos and my need as organizing my life. I listed off a list of things that I wanted to do to try to achieve my goals. For this week I am going to relist them and narrow them down to 5 doable items and then add the others as I master each set.

My goals:

1. Plan out meals for the week along with times to cook them so they are ready on time each day and no eating outside of planned food (or at least minimal).

(Later. Record planned food ahead of time in Spark to make sure it is within calorie and nutrition. (stretch goal - later))

2. Exercise twice a day

3. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 8 glasses a day)

4. Keep to small portions (so I feel full and not out of control)

(Ongoing and do as I can. Treat myself occasionally (eat what I like each day but have brownies and etc too when I want them - planned into food) )

(Done . Stay off the soda)

5. Get plenty of sleep (7 to 8 hours per day)

(This should happen as I keep to what I need to do. Try to stay organized to de-stress)

Trigger words -

2a. "I am starving what am I going to eat?" said as I dig through the fridge or pantry - Trigger word "CHAOS"

2b. Solution - Trigger word - "FOCUS" - plan ahead

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHARTHESTAR 7/25/2014 8:52PM

    WTG finding an alternative to soda!

I am hurting this both knees right now- so I know where you are coming from.
Hope your infection stays away now.

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NIMAWEYGH 8/12/2013 6:30PM

    Hey gal I just read this and I just posted over in the Great Hall about planning out my food for the whole week ahead of time. What I did was cook all the meats yesterday, you can freeze and take out to thaw as you need them or the night before and thaw in the fridge, make up a large amount of mashed or baked potatoes and use them for your meats, do a few things or use something quick like whole grain pasta. If you do this a few times it will get easier and easier until it only takes you about 15 minutes or so to heat up a well thought out and home cooked meal. Remember casseroles and chili, stews, stoups, soups freeze beautifully as well. emoticon

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    I just read your first week's blog and liked it, but I like even more that you realized you needed to streamline your goals rather than sticking with what you had and getting overwhelmed. That is dedication right there!

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ADVENTURE_4HIRE 7/13/2013 12:50PM

    I love how you plan!! See how you're re-setting your rhythms? Once you've got that back into your body clock, you'll do this as easy as breathing!!

On, your #1, as you plan out meals, is there a way in evenings, when you make dinners, that you could double-up on your meals and freeze back one dinner for another meal another time? Then... on days when the muggle world's been more trying than most, you're set.

You could even have a bake day... for brownies, cookies, breads, etc., to whip up a few batches of healthy treats you love, and you'd know what went in them and what their calories were too, just by having/making a master list of all your recipes (dinners too).

Remember, it takes us about a month to make or break a habit, but a constant maintenance, sooo... that's an EXCELLENT counter on the 'trigger words!! Plus routines from rehab gave you insights on how to get and keep the balance. Hope you'll cheer us on the 'how' of that too!!

It is amazing to see you tackling and juggling it all, my new friend!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/13/2013 12:52:30 PM

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INSPIRATIONAL3 7/13/2013 11:39AM

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