I must plan lunch; if I don't THEN BIG TROUBLE

Friday, March 22, 2013

The first week I was at my new position, I packed a lunch every day with snacks. Mainly a raw food diet with some days of tuna sandwiches. THEN week 2, I got lazy, but still ate great. THe thing was that I had to GO somewhere (primarily Whole Foods) to get foods. It's too easy to pick up chocolate or cookies and justify that it's OK if they are organic or made with fruit sweetener; calories are calories.

This is what I have come to realize. No plan is a disaster waiting to happen. I just lived it and maybe that's what needed to be done. I had a crap week, very little exercise, but mainly because my mood was bad due to buying the wrong things from Whole Foods.

Back to planning on Tuesday.

I am off to D.C. tomorrow for my sis's wedding. She has an awesome big dog whom she rescued and is a mutt. She LOVES to fetch and wrestle. Should be a lot of fun for me and the family. My sis is also a very skinny person and always has watched herself regarding health. I doubt I'll be tempted at her house (where I"m staying for one night) with all her organic stuff. It actually will be good.

I'll be back Monday night, rested and ready to tackle another week. I better get my ass in gear since my new scale should be arriving any week now. I'd hate to step on a new scale only to find out that I really did myself in.

The nice comments by my Spark Friends were awesome; the support and love shown and written by many people is wonderful. I have learned that it is OK to mis step once in a while. I have been feeling like I had to eat 100%. I realized that not planning lunch triggers an excuse for me to go buy a bad lunch and junk. No fast food thank goodness, just too much chocolate, treats and organic cookies and peanut butter cups. Just typing it makes me ill. Onward.

Have a great weekend.

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    Planning is KEY :) Enjoy yourself at the wedding :)
    1887 days ago
    Enjoy the wedding!!!!
    1887 days ago
    Planning is a great tool! good for you for noting the problem
    1887 days ago
    Good job with your planning! I've noticed several times that if the scale isn't moving (or if it's moving in the wrong direction), it's ALWAYS because I've not done any planning. I'm glad you have some good motivation now.

    Enjoy the wedding! Safe travels to you!
    1890 days ago
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    1890 days ago
    You know the old adage: "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." This is what happens to me all the time, I don't plan ahead for meals and end up eating anything I can find, without going overboard on the calories, but still not the healthiest fare. With a little planning you can and will be fine, you proved it your first week at work taking your lunches with you. You're going to be fine, just need a little time to make adjustments.

    Enjoy your weekend away, playing with the big dog!
    1890 days ago
    Once you get settled at your new office, maybe you can find a place to stash some healthy food. Do you have a fridge in the office where you can store some food? I went so far as buying a mini fridge, and put it under my desk. I keep yogurt, fruit, cheese, milk, etc. in there, and I have a whole drawer where I keep my peanut butter, popcorn, pita chips, granola, or anything else that doesn't require refrigeration. There's always the small cooler type lunch box. Just buy the reusable ice packs so you can alternate them and bring several options in your lunch for the day. Sometimes I pack a lunch and change my mind, and if I don't have other options, I will buy something out. It's good to have a plan...and a back up plan.

    Enjoy your weekend. Jump right back on the wagon...it's never too late!

    1890 days ago
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