Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What to eat?

I was reading a blog about what to eat when you do not have enough time. She ended up eating a smart ones and not enjoying it. I did that often when I first started my journey. Now it I do not do it so much. I have learned to pre plan and one days dinner of chili made double in size gives me a much better frozen food option for the future.

I just started once a week making soup in the crock pot....a HUGE amount of soup. We eat that for dinner then freezing the rest in pre portioned containers. Now 4 weeks into it I have a freezer full of chili, black bean soup, chicken noodle, and beef and vegetable. When I need to just grab something quick for dinner or lunch I make a salad and eat on of my soups.

I also started making extra chicken breasts. When I cook I make 4 chicken breast, Riley eats only 1/2 or less of hers so I have 1 and half chicken breast, that I use to throw on a salad. I have become creative with my salads, I can make apple walnut ones, Mexican ones, one full of veggies (usually eaten before weigh in day), I have my own version of an Asian one, all takes me less than 5 minutes to put together.

I find these things and easy fix for hunger and much better tasting than the Smart ones or lean cuisines, even though I always have a couple in my freezer I get the pizza ones, not the greatest, but better than eating pizza out if that is what I am craving.

I do not pretend to know all the answers I am still early on this life long change, but I have slowly been turning away from processed foods, someday I hope to be a food snob and turn my nose up at any and all of them, but I am not there yet. I still have my fiber bars, and WW ice cream treats.

Oh and it is Wed. day after weight in day the day I usually over eat, today I have stayed on track, I ran and did the elliptical, signed up for tomorrows, Monday and Tuesdays workouts. I really am going to focus this week to stay 100% on track, like I did the first 10 weeks of my journey. The last 8 weeks I refuse to say I have been bad but I have been about 75% on track, that is why I have been having okay losses. So goals this week....

1. Go to the gym 4 days I have 3 days set up with childcare, the forth will have to be Saturday or Sunday.

2. Do not over eat, stay away from the M&M's, and stay within my daily points, no flex points are allowed this week.

3. Stay positive not look at the pictures of me in my sports bra and get depressed by how fat I still am, but instead focus on how far I have come. In a sense do what Katie J is doing...fake it!


Katie J said...

LOL - Still faking it over here... and I had a gain this week of 2 lbs. I am not heartbroken about it. I know why it happened.

Great ideas for freezing stuff ahead of time. I have never considered myself a preparer... I am the eternal procrastinator but as my mindset changes, I can see myself being more and more prepared.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Planning is everything. You've got some great ideas here. I know what you mean about the frozen meal options. I always find that they aren't enough to fill me up. The portions are so small that they feel unsatisfying.

Jim Purdy said...

"... I have slowly been turning away from processed foods, someday I hope to be a food snob and turn my nose up at any and all of them ..."

Food snob ... LOL ... that sounds pretty good to me.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Chasing processed foods out of my diet has been a big part of my success, I think. And you're right: a little planning goes a long way on this journey.

Keep up the great work.

Tricia said...

Fake it 'till you make it. :)

I've been working hard at eliminating processed foods too.