Giving Myself Another Break

I just don’t have time.  That is my stock excuse whine to everything and I’ve used it as an excuse to gain almost 50 lbs.

No more.  I gave myself a some time this weekend to think about how to work around not having any time.  And I think I have come up with a solution that doesn’t require hours cooking and packing up food or existing off of prepackaged soup. (I found an online source of Optifast and it’s been soooo tempting!)

Here’s what I came up with:
The “I Have No Time” Health Restoration Plan

Planning, preparation and sticking to plans are all critical parts of successful weight management. These days I’m sucking at all three aspects. Lots of reasons excuses why. No need to whine about them here.

Mindful eating is a great idea. In theory. But not for me right now.
Purchased diet plan? Nope. Never again.
Prepare and pack food every day? Not right now.

So what to do?
Remember to:

  1. Limit choice most days
  2. Move most days
  3. Rinse and repeat

Remembering is hard. Working on that – so far all reminders are ignored.

Limit choice most days:
M, W, TH: Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs; Lunch: roasted broccoli and carrots; Greek yogurt. Snack: ricotta cheese. Dinner: small portions of whatever we are having.

T, F: Breakfast: Greek yogurt: Lunch: out – ⅓ of food. To go box. Snack: Apple. Dinner: ⅓ of lunch leftovers. D won’t eat. He’ll be full from lunch.

Weekends: go with the flow. Look for veggies

Find Movement most days:
Back to early am workouts.  Barre 3 is looking good again.  Thinking of taking a few studio classes to augment online classes

Rinse and repeat.

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DECEMBER 21: Were you a positive or negative person today?

2014: Hmmm – I think a bit of both. Maybe a bit more negative than positive. Christmas snuck up on us this year and I’m feeling a bit depressed by it.

2015:
2016:
2017:
2018:

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DECEMBER 20: Today I chose to ________________.

2014: leave 3 bites of my food (each meal), knit, read. Rest.

2015:
2016:
2017:
2018:

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DECEMBER 19: What is the last place you visited online?

2014: Rue La La. It’s a time suck.

2015:
2016:
2017:
2018:

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DECEMBER 18: What are three things you need to do tomorrow?

2014: meet deadlines at work, pack,for the weekend, buy wine

2015:
2016:
2017:
2018:

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