15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 19,782


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

What I discovered from this past year (this being the first year that I've held a full time job and a permanent part time job, both of which are physically active), is that planning is imperative to success. I'm going to be 56 this year, I don't have the natural energy I had when I was younger. Planning meals, shopping, cooking, and getting in exercise while holding down 2 jobs takes planning and perseverance. I know myself well enough now to know that planning, shopping and cooking in one day will not only wear me out, but stress me out. I know that cooking when I get home from work needs to be minimal or I simply won't do it.

So, for me, this year is all about being strategic. I will be planning my meals throughout the week, shopping one evening (or morning) in the week and doing the cooking on my day off. This first week is about learning the balance of how to do this.

I have not spent much time on Spark People this past year. Not because I don't enjoy it, but because I've been too tired to bother getting online at all. This has to change. SP is invaluable to my success. Recording what I eat is the only way for me to keep on track. I also really love the Perfect Produce app. If you haven't tried it, you should!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    sounds like you are really getting to know yourself.
    keep up the good work!

    1309 days ago
  • DIROB57 sound BUSY! But you are also sound SMART since you know Spark will help you stay on track. I've found the Nutrition Tracker to be essential to my success!
    emoticon emoticon

    Have you thought about letting the crockpot cook for you while you are at work?...just sayin' but I love my crockpot!
    1309 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by MREE777