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Meal Planning

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why is it so hard to plan out meals? Even more to the point - why is it so hard to STICK to the plan?

Last week was just a wash with meals... not even worth talking about. When I work from 12-8:30, I don't do well with meals for myself and have no real input on meals for the rest of the family. So I'm not even concerning myself with that.

But I'll have those days where I have a plan... and it's generally pretty healthy. And then I just don't feel like it. Or I'm so worn out (whine, whine, whine) that I don't want to take the time to make it.

I have several crock pot cookbooks sitting at home right now. And they are doing a great job at holding down the carpet. I mean, if that's their purpose, they're doing it superbly! That carpet is not escaping. Too bad that's not what they're about, right?

So, here's the plan... I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow to spend some last minute back to school time with Alicia. I'm going to take an hour of that extra time and get a meal plan down for the rest of this week and hopefully next week. And then stick. to. it.

I can do this....
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SIESHU 8/17/2013 11:02PM

    YOU CAN DO IT!! Imagine how empowered you will feel at the end of the day after you have cooked the meal you wanted! Because you already know you CAN do it! :)

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NERDLETTE 8/17/2013 8:07PM

    You can do this, Holly!! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/17/2013 4:39PM

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PKCTTS 8/17/2013 11:50AM

    Keep it simple, make it redundant (nothing wrong with eating your favorite easy, healthy meals all the time) and more than anything, make sure there is only "the right stuff" in the kitchen. And, like someone else said, make enough that you can have lots of leftovers.

I have a list of foods that I keep in the pantry and frig - without any other planning, I can always put a healthy meal on the table within about 20 min.

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FLGIRL1234 8/16/2013 4:56PM

    I'm in the same boat. I so desperately would love to be able to actually COOK from the million and one cookbooks I have. I mean seriously, it becomes funny after awhile. I may have to follow your lead here.

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TKAYSMILES 8/16/2013 4:37PM

    You can do this Holly!! We are here to support you!!

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GEORGE815 8/15/2013 12:23PM

    You can do it. Stay with it!

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NUCLEARMUM 8/14/2013 5:58PM

    emoticon emoticon it is critical Holly...trainer told me it's 80% diet. I Believe it!

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ONEDAYATATIME14 8/14/2013 2:29PM

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DFOLKARD 8/14/2013 6:56AM

    Love the crockpot. Get it off the carpet and put it to use. LOL

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LRSILVER 8/14/2013 5:02AM

    Planning is the key.

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/13/2013 8:41PM

    The great thing about crock pot cooking is you come home to dinner and you have leftovers. That will help a lot. Hope it all works for you.

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GPHOENIX 8/13/2013 4:06PM

    I couldn't agree more with everything you have said. Meal planning is so challenging. The few times I have been successful with healthy eating have been when I made things on the weekend and reheated them during the week. Glad you are staying committed and continue to try, it will click. best of luck for a great week.

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MJRVIC2000 8/13/2013 4:00PM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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