Making a plan….
I am SO ready to get back on track!
Freedom has it’s price – and I don’t believe it is true freedom to go ahead and eat whatever you want anyway. Because that kind of behavior is being under control of a habit and no self-control is an enslavement of a different kind. Making the choice that feels the best – that is true freedom.
What is the plan for the new week?
First of all, breakfast. Oatmeal or cream of wheat with skim milk and an egg.
Morning snack; fruit.
Lunch; lean cuisine or WW frozen lunches (because I just need easy for getting back on track).
Afternoon snack; something that’s low point but kind of junkish or crunchy. I like to have the 100 calorie packs of baked cheesies or something in my drawer to nibble at. It gives me a ‘treat’ that is crunchy and yet low points. Popcorn sometimes hits that 2:30 craving as well.
Supper; chicken soup for the first couple of nights….mmmm…. the smell alone is comforting A roast with baked potatoes & veggies is also easily doable by utilizing the slow cooker; turn the roast on in the morning and it’s ready when we get home at night – tada. I have to say that the slow cooker is one of my top kitchen tools in feeding my family good meals for supper after working all day!
I bought a pretty carafe (made by Thermos) for keeping cool water at my desk. It holds 1L. The sound of the pouring water is refreshing in itself and also using a pretty glass adds just a hint of pleasure to such a simple task.
I took advantage of Boxing Week sales and purchased several new outfits. I wasn’t going to; not until I’d reached the 20 lb mark. I had a mentality that I didn’t deserve it. However, my wardrobe was reaching a desperate point. I forced myself to go and once I tried on a pile of items, I actually found more than I expected! Now, I am telling myself I should be looking my best every day; whether I lose weight or not!
A new hairdo was also in order. And so I guess I am all set to embark on a new year’s worth of adventure
I recently read in O magazine, something that Bob Greene had to say…. that people get discouraged because they try over and over again to lose the weight. Then they feel like they can’t try again because they have already failed. Mr. Greene said that each time you try something over again, you increase you chance that you will succeed this time. I may not be arriving at the 15 lb mark for my birthday as I expected (in three weeks time) but I am still trying and the fact that I am not giving up on me is the greatest gift I can give myself
Happy New Year!