Thursday, August 22, 2013
Little more patience needed. I was just sure I'd have that middle 2 on the scale today, but I was still 130.0. Oh, well. I'll get there. Stuck to my eating plan perfectly yesterday. Good today so far, too, and feeling very satisfied.
Did a 75 minute treadmill workout, run-walk 3 min:1 min for 55 minutes, with a 10 minute warm up and a 10 minute cool down. I actually lost track of time and went 10 minutes more than scheduled. Don't think it is a problem.
I like having my whole week's meal plan done and sitting in front of me. About the only thing that has bothered me is the fruit. Hubby bought some really ripe good-looking peaches that are sitting on the counter and there are no peaches in my plan this week. Gwen ate about 3/4 of one and usually I would have finished it, but since I'm really trying to follow my plan, I didn't. I could swap out another fruit for peaches, but there is no fruit in my meal plan today. Hubby also bought mangos that are not in my plan, but I think they will probably be okay next week. When they are ripe I'll put them in the refrig. I've been eating bananas almost every day for the past couple years and this week I'm only scheduled to eat half of one. I'm sure we have too many bananas, but I can freeze ripe ones for smoothies later. Also, my plan calls for one cup of watermelon, and I'll have way, way too much. Most of the veggies will come out right, I think. May the zucchini I'll need to cook and freeze as no one else around here likes it except me.
I have been threatening for years to get a one month menu plan with grocery lists. I'm really going to try to do it this time. If I use the same plan repeatedly I suspect I'll get better at estimating amounts of everything including fruit. Perhaps I should plan 6 days and leave one day for leftovers. Figure I could always skip a day here and there when we eat out or have guests.
Do you have menu plans or wing it? Any tips on making it all come out right, maximizing nutrition and minimizing waste? If you stick to menu plans do you have trouble with other household members eating what you had planned to eat? Any tips for avoiding that issue?? Thanks.