Learning to be accountable

Sunday, January 05, 2014

I have ocd with food. Counting calories or measuring portions are exercises in futility for me. I am literally on the "see food" diet. How can I be accountable to myself?
Well... there are options. Part of my strategy for 2014 is to plan menus.. or at least try to. I've never done this before, and it will require a lot of pre-planning so I can cook in bulk over the weekend and portion out meals to freeze.
I need to be more colorful - use a wide variety of foods and colors - and increase the greens in my diet. I have a lot of recipes to get ideas from and to help me with planning shopping trips. How many times I have gone shopping and thought, "Oh, I will get some of this and use it in a recipe..." only to throw out the spoiled stuff two weeks later, unused? Yeah... it's too expensive.
Part of the strategy is my effort to eat less slapped-together meals of too many sandwiches, and to stop depending on Boca Burgers. I'm still at least 40 lbs over what my weight should be around, and I don't want it hanging around anymore.
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