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Have a PLAN!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

This is my new mantra. And if I don't heed it it means I am consciously setting myself up for failure. It is hard to admit that! emoticon


-plan for this evening when I want things I should not have.

-plan veggie focused meals for the next day. Have the ingredients available.

-plan by making veggie focused soups and stews ahead so they are frozen and ready when I need them.




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GAYLLYNNE 9/27/2013 7:38AM

    Great plan!!

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CINDYWAGNER1 9/24/2013 1:35AM

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MANDIETERRIER1 9/23/2013 12:19PM

    I heard this one motivational speaker and he said. "It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit" I have carried that with me my whole life.

I totally agree it is good to have a plan even though things don't always go according to plan

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ARTJAC 9/23/2013 12:32AM

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2HAMSDIET 9/22/2013 9:56PM

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CRAFTSFAN1 9/22/2013 4:45PM

    I have been planning my meals weekly for the last four months. I will keep planning, I think for the rest of my journey if I want to reach my goals.

Once I have everything ready and cooked I am able to work mix and match the dishes during the week. This is great, because sometimes I feel like eating the soup and other times I feel like eating the casserole. At the end of the week, my average calories is right as I planned.

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FINNLANA 9/22/2013 4:18PM

    Great idea! Today I am slacking and really trying to motivate myself. I need to have a plan and do it without the excuses emoticon

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OOLALA53 9/22/2013 4:18PM

    Although I have spent the last 44 months not tracking food, a few months I spent actually planning my meals ahead and tracking my food taught me what basic combinations of foods made me happy most of the time. I also spent a few years decriminalizing food, which I feel now was crucial. I always have the components of good meals in the fridge or can get them pretty easily. And I've found ways to work in the "forbidden" foods that I still enjoy. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. In fact, that is a statistically ineffective strategy. No matter how many success stories of such tactics you read, never forget that they represent the extreme minority.

But if health concerns are real, I recommend magnifying their importance to yourself at the moments of temptation. Your health can't be a concern only after overeating.

And keep exercising consistently. Statistically, it has more to do with reduced health risks than weight loss.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/22/2013 4:01PM

    Wonderful!

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GINA180847 9/22/2013 1:57PM

    Without a plan things just get crazy around here. Not good at just being spontaneous. I can deal with the unexpected if I have the plan for the usual in place.

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NPA4LOSS 9/22/2013 1:55PM

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SANDRALEET 9/22/2013 1:40PM

    When it gets colder more balanced meals from all food gropes

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