Thursday, December 2, 2010


I was so inspired by Tracy's blog posts yesterday and my resolve has totally been renewed.

Tracy quoted the old adage, "Failure to plan is planning for failure" and it really struck a chord with me.  When I plan my meals and snacks, I am much more likely to stick to it.  But when I just fly by the seat of my pants, as I have been doing for a couple of weeks now, I tend to make poor meal choices and graze on junk food all day long.  Self-control goes right out the window when I don't have a clear idea of how I want my day to go food-wise.

So, this morning at the grocery store I stocked up on CarbMaster yogurts, steel-cut oats, low-fat string cheese, fresh fruit and veggies, tuna, and other "good bandit" foods.  My "why bother" coffee (small, decaf, skinny, sugar-free) at 7:30 held me over until 10:15 when I had a yogurt with 3T. of lowfat granola.  That carried me over until lunch when I had a piece of string cheese and a granny smith apple (my fave combo!).  It's a little after 1pm now and I'm hoping my lunch will carry me through until 4-5pm when I'll have a small snack like some sunflower seeds or another piece of cheese.  Dinner will be a tiny portion of whatever I cook the family.  And hopefully I won't need a snack before bed, but if I do I have healthy choices.

I haven't had hardly any water today, so as soon as I'm done with this post I'm going to go fill my water bottle up.  But I have to be careful.... there is a platter of soft-baked cookies in the teacher's lounge and I'm afraid one of them will try to seduce me while I'm getting my water.

Willpower, don't fail me now!


  1. I find I do best when I plan too, but I also try to plan for choice. I pack my lunch every day with more things than I can eat - so that when I'm hungry and I just want a snack I could choose some string cheese or cottage cheese or a south beach protein bar, or some fruit that kind of thing. This somehow gives me the best of both worlds - I don't feel hemmed in by only being able to eat this and that - and yet, I've totally planned for success. Good luck, sounds like you have a great plan!

  2. This is great! I try to plan too. It's funny, when I was obese, I never kept food in my office, but now I always have granola bars and oatmeal packets in my drawer. This is something I noticed all my skinny friends doing for years, and I finally get it. . if you have healthy food around that you like to eat, you'll be less likely to eat junk when you're hungry!

    Also, I just looked through your weight loss goal list and it was so great to see so many "DONE"s on there. Congratulations on all of your success so far!! :)