Sunday, December 15, 2013

What I plan to do about it



So I'm not making very speedy progress toward my goals. The image above is an improvement over a recent one -- at least it projects that I will hit my goal sometime this century.

I have not been taking the time to shop or plan for healthy meals. My fruit and vegetable intake is way down. Veggies take time to shop for, to prep, and to eat. If I'm grabbing something quick on the way to work, that's not what I'm going to choose. I am going to change that with a shopping trip today. The dinners for this week are already planned.  

Work has been very stressful and crazy lately, and I know that both emotional eating and grab-and-go eating have played a part in my lack of momentum.  I will have about a month before I have to start teaching again (two nights a week, four hours at a time). I want to take advantage of that time (even though the holidays are in there) to start making some progress again.

I am going to bring back a version of the Daily Checklist, but I think I'm going to try an app to track it on my iPhone.  I need to make it easier to do the right things.


7 comments:

  1. If the only things you have in the house, are things you can eat, it doesn't matter what you grab when you go . . .

    There isn't a Gordon's Food Service in Toledo, but there is in Findley, if that is only your normal weekly route. The ONLY thing I would buy there is frozen veggies and fruit. They are flash frozen so they are not clumped together. Can take out surviving size.

    Cook and prep right when you walk in door from store (talking about cooking some meat, like chicken breasts, and prepping raw veggies like broccoli, carrots, celery).

    I smiled a lot at the 83 years, very cute.

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    1. Findlay is way out of the way for me, but there is a GFS closer -- it would be listed as being in Sylvania and not Toledo. I haven't ever gone there because I think of it as a frozen-foods store. I do buy some frozen fruits but not many frozen veggies because they never have the crunch of the fresh ones.

      Prepping ahead is a good idea. I do that with the veggies for my husband's lunches. I should just pack myself one when I'm packing his.

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  2. If that is ON YOUR normal weekly route

    I leave a cooler in my trunk in the summer, this time of year they will be fine in your trunk

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  3. On Debbi's side bar (run, knit, repeat) your posts do not appear in current time either ( this morning showed your last post as 5 days ago instead of today) and she is not private (that I remember anyway).

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    1. I'm not sure why -- Blogger must not be updating posts properly in the widget.

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  4. When I was trying actively to lose weight, I focused on achieving a 500 calorie deficit per day. That adds up to the 3500 it takes to lose a pound a week. But it's easier to manage day-by-day than week-by-week.

    I tried to break up the 500 calories by eating 250 less than I had been (that could be as simple as skipping desert or sugary drinks or boxing up half of a restaurant meal to take home rather than eat the whole thing) and by exercising 250 calories more than I had been (which is about an hour of walking) .

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    1. I think it helps for me to be conscious of what I am trying to get in (water, veggies, fruit) and that helps me avoid a lot of "filler" stuff that isn't needed. I am already checking things off today.

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"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07