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Push That Tush -- Plan Ahead

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I Like to Jump Into Things and Take Action....
But when it comes to losing the weight, my best strategy is planning what I'm going to have that day ahead of time. Otherwise, I get food amnesia and
fuggedabout the calorie count. I don't have the gift of plannng what I'm going to do for a week...I just shop for the healthy whole foods. With the exercise, I can't seem to get the motivation unless I do it early. But I happen to BE a morning person.

I want to thank everyone who stops by and leaves a comment. They make me smile and I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do creating them.
It's diet therapy for me, makes me feel proactive and focused.
So I send you a big hug back.

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    I have just started reading your blog. It is so motivational! Thank you, for taking the time to do this.
    2087 days ago
    You are an awesome motivator. Thank you! emoticon
    2088 days ago
  • TERRI289
    emoticon You always make me smile!!!

    Go Whole Foods!!! emoticon
    2088 days ago
    Hi Sheryl.......
    After teaching for all those many years, I had to be a good planner in so many ways. It has carried over and I do plan my food intake, but I AM NOT good at planning my exercise. I exercise in small increments all day long and mix things up, but there isn't any planning on paper. I have to work on that.
    emoticon for reminding me of that. At my age, I need LOTS of reminders.
    2088 days ago
    Love your blogs, Also love the posters. Your keeping me motivated.
    Thanks so much
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    2088 days ago
    Keep smiling !! emoticon
    2088 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Wheat Belly Team
    2088 days ago

    Thought I would stop by and say, "hi"

    Sparking for a bit and then getting ready to "push my tush" at the gym. (love that) I'm a morning person too, but got to get it in when I have the time...

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    2088 days ago
    Oh, the Good Witch looks so innocent. Wonder how many volts in that magic wand of her to get us off the couch! LOLOLOL

    You blogs make ME smile, so glad if comments any of us make YOU smile in return!

    HUGS and I'm still pushin'!
    2088 days ago
    Planning is planning, whether it is to the nth degree or a broad level overview. So you do plan, Silly.

    Hugs back at you!
    2089 days ago
    I agree! emoticon
    2089 days ago
    I think planning is often the key to success where diet and exercise are concerned.
    2089 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    I'm totally a morning person, too! If I don't get my workout in before hubby leaves for work in the AM, it just won't get done the rest of the day!
    2089 days ago
    Planning food is so important! Great blog!
    2089 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    Love the witch, too! And she looks so sweet! I'm not much of a planner, but this current protocol I'm on has made me be more of one out of necessity. I hope the habit carries over!
    2089 days ago
    Thanks for the blog. It really motivates me.
    2089 days ago
    Planning is not my forte. I'm working on it. I either make great plans, which I don't execute, or a fail to plan entirely, which sets myself up for the fall. Time for me to turn over a new leaf!
    2089 days ago
    Sheryl, always look forward to your blogs to see what you have in store for us today. I agree with CChef about Glinda the Good Witch, love that one too!

    I agree with you about planning. 'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail' is a favorite mantra of mine. I know when I plan my meals - even the day in advance, I stay on track with my eating plan. My workouts are planned out - for the most part - every week.

    Thanks for the humorous way you bring the message to light!

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    2089 days ago
    I cannot imagine not planning. I wondered why.
    Now after thinking hard I know my answer. I grew up in England and we had no refrigeration, No buses or cars to take us anywhere we wanted to go.
    We had to plan . If we needed potatoes which was almost our staple food we had to lug them back from the store that meant no other heavy food could be bought unless it was light enough. We always had 2 shopping bags so the weight could be equal on either side when we had to walk back
    In other words My generation in that situation was programmed to PLAN ahead each and every day, I am not OCD I am just programmed. What an epiphany ! Thanks Pat in Maine.
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    2089 days ago
  • CCHEF1
    Loved this fun reminder to plan. Your blog always makes me smile and think at the same time, both important activities.

    Lol, love Glinda the Good Witch! Woot!

    I practice precognitive mental activities and then formally plan to the inth degree when it comes to the weight and fitness journey and all the rest of life (and the rest of life is highly impacted by the weight and fitness journey, so it is kind of the same thing).

    But as in the poster on the blog about taking time to deliberate then going in, I agree that planning needs to lead to pushin' the tush! Woot!

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  • BMW9295
    You are doing such great things for yourself and your body. Your blogs are motivating and encouraging.... thank you for sharing and taking time to find them.

    As far as planning... sadly I am not a planner but I am certainly going to start... or try to at least.

    2089 days ago
    I am a planner and list maker. Sometimes when I helped at our daughters clsses it would drive me crazy to wait to the last minute to plan for a party(the day before) I love your blog pictures, but I think these are my favorites so far! Thanks for posting emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2089 days ago
    Good thoughts, as expected! Planning reallly is critical. Even if I don't pre-plan every meal I HAVE to start with the framework that I KNOW I'm going to have so I can see how everything else fits in.
    2089 days ago
    I am definitely a planner. We try to only go to the store once a week and we live on a fairly strict budget so it is important to plan our meals carefully for the week. I also love knowing what I am going to eat for the day ahead of time. That way I don't sit and daydream about food. I just eat what is planned and go about my day.

    I especially like the quote, "Every food choice we make moves us closer to, or father away from, our weight loss goals." This is SO TRUE! I just wish I ALWAYS made healthy decisions, no matter my mood, no matter my situation, no matter my company. Sigh. But of course if I did THAT I wouldn't be HERE. So, here I am, making good choices today. WE CAN DO IT!

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    2089 days ago
    These were great! Thanks so much for the push off of the couch!

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    2089 days ago
  • DNRAE1
    I really use my nutrition tracking to help me plan and think about what I'm going to eat during the day. The reports help me keep balanced and make healthy food choices. Smiles and hugs to you too! emoticon emoticon
    2089 days ago
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