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Week 2

Monday, October 03, 2011

So, today marks the beginning of my second week of meal planning. Gotta admit, my first week was not so stellar. I had things all planned out, but ended up changing things quite a bit. The good thing, though, is that I managed to stick with making homemade meals rather than grabbing what was convenient to eat (well, most nights).

One of the reasons that I'm doing this is because I very rarely plan out my meals too far in advance. A lot of the time my meals depend on my mood that day and what kinds of food I'm craving. But, I've been learning that handling my meals in this way is not the best way to approach a healthy lifestyle, nor does it help me to foster a healthy relationship with food.

I feel good about the meals I picked out this week. I put my meals into a spreadsheet, separating out the ingredients when it wasn't too cumbersome. I even planned out breakfast and lunch--the two meals I am least concerned about because I tend to eat the same thing (pretty much) for those meals.

I decided, though, that I needed to have a goal for at least this week. Lately I've been seriously lacking in the fruits/veggies department. So, when I was planning out my meals, I made a point of putting at least one serving of fruit/vegetables with my meal. That, in and of itself, makes me feel pretty good.

Here's hoping that I can stick to the plan this week. And for those times when life intervenes, may I make wise/healthy eating decisions.

P.S. Once I get meals figured out, I need to tackle finding some snacking options. But one thing at a time. :)
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  • GO-LOEW
    Glad you are encouraged by your week. It always takes awhile to implement a new plan, but yours sounds good. Slow and steady.

    Keep blogging.

    Merry
    3066 days ago
  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    I'm glad you're blogging again. I love to read them.
    3068 days ago
  • ALLBW2U
    Good for you, Erin.

    I have discovered that when I don't make a plan....well....I am all over the place with the food that I eat. I have started buying yogurt and small single servings of pineapple, blueberries, blueberry/blackberry combos and bananas to have available for times at work or at home that I get those cravings. Doing so has helped up my fruit intake. Scheduling salads a few days/nights a week has sort of kept me in line with veggies, too. Now I am actually craving fruits and veggies. Nice change for me. :-)

    Keep focused; a day at a time. You can do this!

    Best wishes always....Bill
    3068 days ago
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