Hmmm... not going so well...
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Unfortunately, my "best laid plans" of the New Year for healthy eating and exercise aren't going so well. Maybe I "bit off more than I could chew", fitness-wise --- although I don't seem to have a problem with "biting off" or "chewing" when it comes to things like potato chips, chocolate, etc.
Therein lies the problem. I was doing not too badly (although not as much fitness as I had planned) until I hit some stress last weekend, in regard to some medical tests I might have to have ... and then a job interview this week ... and my healthy eating habits went right out the window. I know; kind of sad that I fell off the wagon that easily, isn't it? But ... upward and onward.
So... as of Monday, I'm going to try a new approach. I'm seriously considering going back to Weight Watchers (there's a meeting next Monday), as I found before that the accountability factor worked really well for me. If I don't do Weight Watchers, my backup plan would be to use frozen entrees for a while to help get me back on track with portion control. The idea would be to have a frozen dinner entree (choose one on the healthier side) for dinner, plus a piece of fruit and something like a 1/2 cup of yogourt for a snack in the evening, and for the evening that would be all! (Besides tea and water, of course.) I'm sure that home-cooked meals are generally healthier than frozen entrees, but it would be just for a couple of weeks or so, while I get used to portion control again (vs. unlimited "grazing" throughout the evening). I tend to do fine with healthy eating during the daytime; it's just evening that's a problem for me.
I like the Weight Watchers idea, and will most likely do that. It costs a bit of money, but I could probably make up for that by not buying junk-food snacks, etc. Anyway, I'll let you all know within the next few days what I decide.
Thanks for reading!