I try to post every day but these past few days got ahead of me. I got on a roll taking down the Christmas stuff and trying to pack it in a way that would make sense next year when I take it all out in the new house. And then I figured since I was packing stuff...why not start packing the house! (I tend to get a little sidetracked when I do things.) So I took down all the pictures on my walls (we need to paint anyway before we sell) and then I packed up all my cook books...and well...one thing led to another!
But I'm back. And I must confess...not doing as gung ho as I promised myself I would. I AM doing better....writing down what I eat....making healthier choices....but as the day wears on - so does my resolve. My biggest problem has been that I'm in a rut. I'm sick of eating the same stuff all the time. And being unemployed (as I have been these past 6 months) money has been tight. And dang if it doesn't cost more sometimes - to eat less!
Buying all the low-fat, no-fat stuff isn't cheap. I never have figured out why they have to charge you more for something if they've left part of it out....
Anyway - I realized that I must change my game plan. I tend to be a fly by the seat of my pants type gal....and that doesn't always work. I need the rigidity of having a meal plan in front of me for the whole day so I don't have to decide what to eat for my next meal as I'm standing in front of the fridge - door wide open - mouth wide open.
An lo and behold ~ a fellow blogger comes to the rescue by pointing me in the direction of yet another blogger that I'd never read before! Susan, of thinningthoughts mentioned her game plan which is based on Amy's food plan. I'm pumped now! Amy has taken the Nutri System plan (which she was on for 2 months) and created her own food plan which she followed with GREAT success! You must check out her pictures! Read Susan's post too - because she also refers to Amy's cookbook which is in a PDF file. Right now I'm in the process of minimizing the pics in Amy's plan so I can print it all out without giving my printer a royal cramp!
Alas...Amy does use a lot of low-fat, sugar free versions of ingredients - so I will have to buck up and spend some money. But at least she's given me TONS of great ideas for great food (I love how she included a picture of each item she prepared and even of the serving sizes!) and I will not be bored eating my same old - same old every day.
So happy Sunday all - I'm sure I've given you some good food for thought this morning! Keep at it...and if you've fallen off that wagon - hop right back on! It's only January 6th!