The P word....PLANNING
Monday, December 30, 2013
I know to be successful I need to plan out my meals. The trouble is I am not consistent with doing this. Dinners are planned... on Friday afternoons/nights my husband and I talk about what is coming up for us in the next week and what we want for dinner meals. I then have an erasable board where I write down our dinners for the week. Not only does this avoid the "oh what do you want to eat tonight?", it also determines the shopping list for when I do the grocery shopping on Saturday morning. We can change the meal plan if something happens but usually we are good at keeping to the dinner meal PLAN.
But breakfasts and lunches....not so much planning there. I work from home and when I get a break in between conference calls, I stand in the kitchen trying to decide what quick thing I want to eat (or have time to make). Not a good thing. The quickest things can be the most detrimental for me. My favorite things for lunches are salads and soups. Those require planning too because if you do not have protein and veggies in the house then there is no salad! Soups I like to make from scratch and if we only have canned (which my husband loves) then I will not eat them. The only boxed soup I will eat is Lipton Chicken Noodle. Yesterday I did make a Hamburger sauerkraut soup which I will eat for the next couple of days so I am off to a good start for lunches this week. Okay I did have it for breakfast this morning...who says you need to eat breakfast foods for breakfast?
Sooooo my goal for this week and future weeks is to PLAN MY MEALS.....ALL of them...not just dinner. Breakfast, lunch and snacks too. Right after I post this I will make up a sheet for my next weeks meals and post them right at my desk in front of me. Plan, plan, plan....
"Strategy is better than willpower "- Stephen Gullo