My bumpy road. Actually Planning Ahead is now a possibility!
Monday, September 23, 2013
In response to my PLAN AHEAD blog, another sparker described her 4 months of planning menus. Her blogs were extremely helpful.
In the past, often I too have spent months at a time planning with charts and recipes and nice meals. I knew exactly what I should be eating ...But......at that time I could not get the actual DOING of the PLAN .
I'd spend hours at the computer planning and printing--sitting--without the energy to get into the kitchen to cook or clean or get to the grocery store.
Thank God I did have at least a little energy to make friends here on Sparkpeople! Many of you have told me how you do this successfully. I have been listening and learning!
Before, I did not have the actual ingredients in the house,
nor the energy
to followup on the planning. I was still teaching full time and caregiving when I got home.
Things now (I hope!) are falling into place.
I have spent at least a year gathering recipes and getting many of Fuhrman-type ingredients into the house. I am getting close to having all ingredients handy.
And my kitchen used to be always piled with dirty dishes. Now it is not.
Not only did I retire
but I have been adding a health aide
or house cleaner
here and there to help me. All that is making a big difference. I even started having my groceries delivered when I got ill or depressed and could not go out to the grocery store.
I am putting this into a blog to remind myself how far I have come.