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'Aha!' moment!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

I just had one of those moments where something I've really known about for years, but haven't done, suddenly seems SO obvious.

Planning my daily food choices the day before!

It's not rocket science, is it? BUT.... I haven't been doing this. And it suddenly seems so clear to me that NO WONDER I keep making poor food choices, despite my best 'general' plans to "eat better" --- I'm leaving the choices to times like when I get home from work after a long day and am really hungry, or when I walk past the pizza-by-the-slice place on my lunch break at work.

I'm setting myself up for failure by leaving the choices to these more 'vulnerable' times. It's like the old adage about not grocery shopping when you're hungry. I'm making my food choices (and in my case, generally not good ones) when I'm hungry. And tired. And maybe a bit bored.

Why didn't I see this before?? emoticon

So, starting now, I'm going to start deciding my nutritional plan for the next day the night before. It doesn't have to be so specific that there isn't any room for choices, or for a certain level of spontenaity --- I could decide to make a home-made soup or a stir-fry for supper, and choose the specific ingredients the next day, for instance -- but I think that, at least for the start-up phase while I'm learning new, healthier habits, at least the framework should be fairly specific, and quite specific in the area of snacks, as they are my weak point.

I'm hoping this will work well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    You are one smart lady! Keep this up and you will improve in your healthy choices for sure! Thx for dropping by to encourage me by checking in on me. When you have time, take a read of my blogs - they might be helpful to you. Keep it up, Sheila! YOU are a WINNER!!!
    2707 days ago

    Bravo!! It's so powerful to tune in to something like this and decide to take action. emoticon

    You're having an exceptional fall in terms of change. You're really stepping up!

    2714 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan!!
    2715 days ago
  • SA9CHI
    PLANNING ALWAYS HELPS! I try to do this but always get side-tracked with other things! Focus and you will get there one pound at a time! Keep the Spark!!! emoticon
    2716 days ago
  • FLYER99
    I'm hoping for the best for you. And me too, as I am thinking of doing the same thing. Maybe planning it out more will be better than deciding what I will make or have on the spur of the moment. I hope so. Have a wonderful day!
    2717 days ago
    Good for you!! I've been pre-planning my meals for years now & it really does work!!
    2717 days ago
    Some of us, myself included, are just slow learners.
    2717 days ago
  • no profile photo MAKINYEMI
    LIke. It all good.
    2717 days ago
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