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.


About Maura

an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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3 Responses to Giving Myself Another Break

  1. ProjectME says:

    I like this plan Maura. You can do it, and I’m rooting you on every step of the way. You deserve to reach your goals, whatever they may be. ❤

    • Maura says:

      Becky, hi! Thanks for the encouragement. This time, I told a friend my plan and she’s all over it – says its quite doable. She’s listened to me whine for years – looking for something sustainable. As long as the cafe downstairs continues to sell boiled eggs at breakfast (you get them right at the register so you can, if you apply discipline, avoid all the other stuff), and roasted broccoli and carrots at lunch, my plan should work. Variety will come on Tuesdays and Fridays – and I’ve just realized I can make those ‘light’ days too. M-F are light days. That gives a teeny bit of room for indulgence on the weekends.

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. ProjectME says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well!

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