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Tweaking the meal plan logging

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ok so Sunday I started logging my food. I did good on the weekend. That was a surprise to me. As in the past I would blow the weekend because we would be going out and things like that. Though now that we eat at home all but one meal a week that makes that an easier thing to handle.

My biggest challenge is the days that I work. I tend to want to binge after work. Not always hungry. I think it is more a comfort release. Something that says I am home. YEAH!! I am in my safe and comfy home. I also tend to not to write my food out on the days I work. I just don't have the time and when I do have the time I am tired and not in the mood to work more, specially about food.

I have been thinking about these two issues and come up with this solution. I make meal plans for supper, which I make my grocery list from. I need to expand these plans to include all meals and snacks. This way I will have good alternatives in the house. I can also log the meals a week at a time and then only change the things that differ (as a I realize the best laid plans sometimes get changed)

So that is my task tomorrow. I will plan next weeks meals (all of them and a daily snack) out. Not much different than I do now. Just a few more meals.

I can do this. I am worth it!!
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    Tina, I know how you feel after work. I just want to throw myself into a chair, grab some food, and relax. I'm not hungry, I just want the release. I have found that planning out all my food for the day, in advance, like you are suggesting, works great for me. When I get home I know EXACTLY what I am going to eat (and I packed all my lunch and snack foods to take to work with me, so I stayed on track that way). Now when I get home I go through the mail, change clothes, maybe read or hit the computer (depends on the day) and when I am ready I can start dinner, with no worries, because I know what I am going to fix and eat.

    I like Donna's idea of setting up your scrapbooking somewhere always ready for you. And definitely grab a pre-dinner snack. I like a piece of fruit and a cheese stick. The fruit might be bad for your scrapbooking (I'm a messy peach and nectarine eater!) but the cheese stick is virtually mess-free!

    Keep it up! You are right - you are SOOOOO worth it!
    3212 days ago
    Tina, I love're getting a handle on this for sure. I've got a thought and I know the time thing is an issue but how about having a non food Yeah I'm home release?....what I'm thinking of is to have some of your scrapbooking stuff set up in a way that you could throw the dinner on to get started then immediately go to the scrapbooking with a nice smoothie or something that you can enjoy without messing up your scrapbooking while the dinner cooks...I know you love this and it relaxes you and I also know you don't like to eat things that make a mess while you do it....just a thought, course it would mean having a spot where you can have your stuff out at the ready and maybe you don't have a spot for that but it could sabotage the desire to eat. emoticon
    3213 days ago
  • CHERYL1105
    Sounds like a great plan! I log all of my food on the nutrition log as I eat it, whether at home or at the office. And I carry a small notebook in my purse in case I don't have access to a computer so I can quick write down what I eat so I don't forget to add it later. It works really well for me. Good luck with your plan and I love your dragonfly background! emoticon
    3213 days ago
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