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10/20/11 11:17 A

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I have several freezer meal leftovers from large batch cooking that I use for these nights. I would also recommend you find some of the comfort food makeovers in the SP recipes and make some to freeze just for nights like these.


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10/15/11 8:45 P

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I've been saying we need more good options in the freezer. We generally don't have a lot of packaged food, so our freezer is veggies, stock and ice. Not good when I'm looking for something that requires zero effort. Maybe I'll plan a few backups before I shop tomorrow. Any ideas?

Also, thanks for the perspective. I know one day isn't the end of the world. It did feel like it that day, since things just kept piling up! It is just one thing of the easy ways I can make more positive choices. Thanks for reminding me to stay positive!

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10/14/11 4:10 P

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I've had those nights, too! I tend to build in one "easy" meal for the week that I might do in the crockpot or even prep on Sunday for use during the week and freeze. I sometimes plan 3 of them- depending on how crazy the week is going to be and how much I need to stick to my food budget. It helps out a lot! My issue is what to do when I have food prepped and ready to go and I'm not in the mood for it that night- have to talk myself down from the drive-thru then, too!

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10/14/11 2:33 P

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We actually had the same kind of night last night. The plan was to cook salmon and make a salas. My family loves salmon and we eat it a lot. However, my daughter had choir rehearsal and my son had a tennis lesson and I had to pick up my daughter's friend to take her to rehearsal also and my husband was working let. Between driving everybody to and from activities, I just didn't have time to cook salmon, even though it only takes a few minutes. So, we ate chinese food. Some days we just have to go with the flow. I ordered veggies instead of rice and that was about it. I learned that the most important thing about SP is to just move on after bad choices. You will not gain weight if you ate pizza and wings one night. If you ate that every night, then yes, it would be bad, but once in a while will not do too much damage. Sounds like you're doing pretty good other days.

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10/14/11 7:59 A

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What do you do on those nights when you just don't want to stick to your plan?

My husband and I love to cook. We plan menus each week, buy lots of fresh foods and usually stick with our plan. But some weeks are super busy and by Thursday night, we're all tired. Last night, we planned a great meal - tasty sweet potato and black bean tacos. We both got out of work a little late, rushed to get home, walked the dog in the rain. We normally all eat together, but last night we quickly made our daughter some leftover tofu salad and fruit for dinner while we decided what to do. We ended up getting pizza/wings and I gladly stuffed my face with it! Talk about a bad decision. I am a stess/comfort eater and this is one of my biggest diet downfalls. So, I can plan really well but I need some new strategies to stick with it on the tough days! Not to mention, I slept in this morning instead of working out. UGH!

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