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August Plan

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Food Plan: The Simple Diet as outlined in the book with specific modifications.

I will allow myself some departures from the plan. I will allow occasional treat.
Rather than the 2 meal replacements entrées per day, I will have one dinner that meets the guidelines. This would mean that the dinner would have to be under 600 calories, have 20-50 grams of protein and no more than 18 grams of fat. This will allow for me to eat at least some of the same food that I am also preparing for husband, guests, or in a restaurant.

Exercise Plan: Strength train (3X week), stretch daily, walk daily, cardio 3X week.

Personal issues: Continue to work with self to deal with emotional eating caused by people pleasing, reaction to authority figures, perfectionism.

Personality: Allow for the fact that I tend to be sensitive, private, somewhat introverted, and have a tendency to be mildly depressed. Develop techniques for self-soothing and self-energizing. Include more humor. Try to develop a positive attitude about the future.

Must avoid: peanuts, potato chips, spicy food
Must limit: other nuts, alcohol, sugar, processed grains, legumes

Environmental modifications: Remove things in environment that cause a negative reaction in me like dirt, cobwebs, dust, clutter, objects that have outlived their usefulness, objects that are reminders of past mistakes/failures, women's magazines, negative TV, negative radio, negative conversation, excessively difficult people. Include things in environment that are bright, pretty, shiny, reminding of happy times, successes, positive future plans.

Mental clarity: Focus. Stop searching for the “next best thing” and COMMIT to me, my lifestyle, my plan. Keep it simple. Have a routine. Consciously reduce number of choices. Keep a record of efforts. Wear red at work. Otherwise wear at least one item in turquoise color as a reminder to stay with my plan.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1SALMON1 8/18/2013 12:07AM

    I love the idea of wearing a color or some kind of visual reminder of your plan! That is a really excellently good which I am going to borrow, with your permission! And I also love that you are taking more than just diet and exercise into account in planning. Thank you for sharing this!

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LE7_1234 8/3/2013 11:41AM

    I love the way you know what you want to release, and you know what you want to have more of....

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SUSANNAH31 8/2/2013 11:16PM

    This is a really great plan for the month of August!!


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BLKLILY 8/1/2013 9:40PM

    I say the plan is emoticon and I know emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 8/1/2013 8:26PM

    That is an awesome plan. You've got this in the bag!!

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CHRISTASP 8/1/2013 9:36AM

    Great plan!
I haven't heard of 'the simple diet', will look it up.

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KALIGIRL 8/1/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon plan emoticon

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GREEN-EYED-LADY 8/1/2013 7:26AM

    What a detailed plan ! Sounds like you really thought this through ! God Bless you in your efforts ! emoticon

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KARENKANDO 8/1/2013 7:22AM

    I love this! Instead of bouncing around from day to day - forgetting to be mindful of what's important and what is not - I need a plan! Like you! I need to sit down and write out my August plan, which I'll do the minute I get home from work tonight. Thank you so much for your constant inspiration. You are brilliant my friend, you really are!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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