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Time to take back control

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Yesterday didn't turn out as I planned. After my vent and reading the comments, I pulled myself together and planned my menu for the day. I decided on grilling some meat and adding side dishes, enough for both lunch and dinner. However it was not to be. My hubby got sick and didn't eat all day. Our grill is quirky so hubby cooks and we ended up deciding to save the grilling for today instead. That left me on my own with nothing defrosted or in the fridge.

I chose to have soup for lunch and I wasn't too happy with it but I ate it. I wasted my calories there as it was unfulfilling and soon had me looking for something else. No bread meant no sandwiches and soon I was just picking on anything I could. The day ended up being a waste except it showed me the importance of planning. I usually do plan so between my mood and all the wrong foods, how could I expect things to go well.

If hubby doesn't feel well today, I'm making that meat in the house and eating it anyway. It's time to take back control.
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    you can do this . we all have days like this and it makes us better . stronger . you can do this .
    1610 days ago
    Counting calories does not work for everyone. For me I am choosing to eat "clean" ie. no processed foods. The quantities are not so important while I "learn" how to buy, read labels, find new recipes. The goal is to fill my body with healthy foods. I know when I withdraw the whites (sugars and starches) I sometimes have a hard time. I get moody and tired. The cravings can be very powerful. So... good time to do something that you love and makes you feel good, like curl up with a favourite book or explore a new park. Keep blogging... it shows how you are learning!
    1612 days ago
  • 1AVERY
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    The worst part about eating healthy is the planning. Vegetables take time to peel and cut always have some on hand at the time you are doing some do them all then they are available and on hand. I really topsbear's suggestions. I usually have stuff on hand or in the freezer but some days even that is more than you want to do. So we really have to be diligent when it comes to eating. Another easy thing to do when hungry and don't feel like cooking etc. make a smoothie add yogurt or read the spark article about cottage cheese many great suggestions. Teri
    1612 days ago
    you learned a valueable lesson about yourself! So that makes it worth it.

    Now you know that you absolutely must plan your meals and have some backups to those plans as well.

    What I have done for a back up plan, for when I am not well or when i have no meal planned is reach into the freezer. When I have a roasted meal of some sort, I always make extras. then I put it up into the freezer into proper meal sizes.

    For instance, when I want shepherds pie. I make a large on, even though it is just me here. Then I put the rest into portions of it into 1 cup containers. Then I pulll one out to reheat and make a salad to go with it.

    I have some small square deep glass dishes, also about 1 cup. In those, I layer lasagnia. and add a salad when I reheat it. Sometimes I put a couple slices of roast beef or pork into a ziplock bag with a bit of gravy. This can be made into several things, from hot meat sandwich to a full meal, or even just a bowl of soup.

    There are endless possibilities. They can be the difference of having something tasty and stayiong on track with out too much fuss or completely blowing the days calories because of plans gone awry. Just takes a little planning emoticon
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  • JAROL7
    YAY for you! I'm proud of you!!!!!
    1612 days ago
    You can do it! Hang in there :-)
    1612 days ago
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