Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 12, ???

This week has been out-of-this-world for the amount of work I'v ehad to do, and I completely lost steam on doing the meal plan, and in the process wound up indulging again in more sweets than I should. The work is about to hit a more moderate and manageable rate and either tomorrow or the next day I'll be back on plan.

This makes me think that meal planning is going to have to be my maintenance plan forever. I can see in the future, after getting to the weight I want to be at, I'll gain 5 pounds and go back to meal planning, over and over. I just cannot allow myself to go back to how I was before, gain all the weight back, or start eating sweets as much as I used to.

I didn't even weigh in today. The overindulging combined with having had only 2 hours of sleep and I just decided to wait on that weigh-in until I get back to a controlled lifestyle.


Unknown said...

I realize more and more that the changes that I am making now are going to be changes that I will have to live with for the rest of my life. So important to incorporate them into your new healthy lifestyle. Like you said, you will ALWAYS have to plan meals for the rest of your life. Just another reminder that these are lifelong changes we are making, not just for the "diet"!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

It really helps to buy things that are easy to prepare. It costs a little more, but if I know it's going to be a busy week, I'll buy pre-chopped vegetables and salad mix. It only takes 10 minutes to boil eggs for hard boiled eggs, so I make a batch every few days while I'm making coffee in the morning. This way I can have a salad with protein if I don't have time to prepare anything else.

It's good to have the fixings for a few good to meals in the event that your meal planning just doesn't make it in the weeks to do list.

Unknown said...

Meal planning is just so helpful...and after a while, you 'll have a lot of plans that you can pull from again and again, so it will get easier.

Tricia said...

Hope youre doing well!