Monday, March 29, 2010

So, basketball is over. I have found work out buddies who go to the gym with me on M, W, and F. Where I am struggling is with food. Yesterday I was literally home only 10 minutes that I wasn't cooking for a friend who just had a baby, cooking for my family or on a conference call for church camp. That 1o minutes, I was eating my dinner. I skipped breakfast and lunch to make it to all my meetings.

Where I am struggling is finding the time to be home to eat healthy. We have been on the run so much that eating out seems like the only option to accomplish things. I have only gone up 1 lb, but that 1 lb feels like 25 and that much further down the road from my goal.

I am also facing one of the biggest challenges to my individual freedoms and I don't know what or how to work through it yet. Pray that all will turn out.
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    get girl!! Ballpeen hit it right on the head (heeheehee)!! plan ur day, plan for the unexpected. if ur on the run all the time put snacks in ur car. carry a lunch bag u can keep in the fridge overnight already packed, that way u can grab & go in the AM. try to find an insulated lunch bag that way it can stay fairly cool all day. pack the lunch bag w/ fruit, sandwich, water, veggies. if u have 5min between meetings & find urself hungry, reach for a will only be an arms length away. quick & easy, thats what i say!!
    3621 days ago
    I appreciate what you said. Thank you for the encouragement!
    3622 days ago
    Hey Jeani....I too find it hard to eat healthy being out as much as I am.

    First....there is no excuse for not eating a healthy breakfast. I assume you sleep at home and wake up at home.....if so, you have the time for that....if not, you aren't waking up early enough....that is simple to fix so we can end that discussion there.

    Pack a few apples or oranges...whatever you like and make that a big part of lunch and snack. Obviously you will need to add more. A McDonalds hamburger with a Caesar salad....half the pack of dressing isn't a unmanageable amount of calories for lunch.

    Dinner...I just ate a can of green beans and 4 slices of packaged turkey breast...a dap of mustard... on a Arnolds flat bread....maybe 300 calories.....plan another apple a bit later.

    My calorie intake today, including a Egg McMuffin was under 1500 calories..I may have a few nips of bourbon after this......but with the 3 mile walk i just finished, I lost weight today.

    You can do it girl. It isn't a race, it's a lifestyle change. You have to change the way you think about food.

    In the past, meals were an event....something I planned....even planned vacations around i enjoy food....but is simply a means to nourish my body.

    You have to change your mind set for this thing to work....and you can do it....if I can, anybody can.

    If I can help you in any way, I am a keyboard away.

    Stick with it.

    3622 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/29/2010 8:04:26 PM
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