Part of the reason I write this page every week is to remind myself of what I’m trying to do. Yeah, I know, Yoda said to either do, or do not – there is no try, but honestly, I’m human, not a Jedi Master, and I have to try. Because more often than not lately, my best intentions have gone the way of the dodo (wow, talk about mixing metaphors!).
It’s stress. I am really lousy about dealing with stress. I internalize a lot of it, and then I blow my top, and my diet, and everything else. I don’t take my meds on time all the time. I don’t eat right. I end up rushing, and not taking the time to make the foods that will make me feel better, or forgetting them at home, and then I eat fast food, which doesn’t help either.
It’s a journey. I really need to remind myself that I didn’t gain the weight all at once, and that stressing about it is not healthy either. I need to set up meals the night before. I’ve written up a meal plan for the week, and rather than just doing dinners, as I’ve done before, I actually sat down and planned out the entire week of food: breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. I’m planning on going to the gym and swimming on Tuesday and Thursday (they have new hours for the pool) and I have morning appointments on Monday and Wednesday. I’ve made allowances for those days, working that into my food plan. It really is all about the planning, and the follow-up to the planning. Make the plan easy enough to follow through.
I’ll let you know how I did next Monday!
- (writing) Not only an update, but musings
- (writing) An update, only a little late