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I have been told a lot that I don't eat enough throughout the day, then I eat a huge meal at the end of the day because I'm finally hungry. I had to plan to eat during the day. Plan a breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and I don't find myself getting hungry during the day, and I'm not starving at dinner either. Its really helping.
Put them in transparent containers. Use see-through, stackable plastic containers to hold loose packets of soup mix, hot cocoa, tea, & condiments. They’ll be much easier to find than tucked away in piles of plastic bags. Kitchen supply stores carry nice-looking sturdy glass or plastic containers, or you can convert jars you already have.
We're in the Bermuda Triangle of Holidays where even a seasoned Maintainer can lose footing. Let's make a choice not to! We made the choice to lose weight, let's make a choice to maintain during the next months. Plan. Track. Exercise. Talk it out with those who understand. Let the holidays be one meal, not days on end of eating. Make the holidays about friends and family. Celebrate the occasion, not the food. YOU are sooooo worth the effort!
It's the weekend! That does not mean that we get a free pass from our plan for the next few days. Saturday-Sunday ... or Friday-Saturday-Sunday are not free days. They may be different schedule days, but they are still on plan days. They are unless we want to fight to maintain during the other days of the week. It's our battle; we get to select the battle plan!
I had a severe heart attack & subsequent open heart surgery with four bypasses (all of the main arteries that provide blood for your heart).
For staying motivated, I pick one day usually on the weekend where I forget all the rules and just have fun, so if I am out and about I don't feel guilty for having that hamburger or ice cream. I also won't be haunted by husband eating delicious Sonic in front of me! It's like a reward for a week well done!