When you fail to plan, plan to fail.
It’s time for me to go back to WW 101. I’ve been on WW Online since April 13, 2004, but lord knows I could use a refresher.
What I did then that worked so well was to simply plan my meals. This doesn’t mean I was obsessive and wed to the plans (things happen, surprise lunches, etc), but they did help me form my day. In fact, I used to post on the Daily Menu Thread on the Core Board, for anyone who knows what I’m talking about!
The truth is, knowing what I had planned helped me avoid mid-day “impulsive” buys or mindless snacking at night.
It kept me on track. Meal planning works. I know it because it helped me lose weight way back when.
And I’m realizing I used to view food budget through the lens of my debit account … but lately I’ve been viewing it like a credit card. And it’s showing. I’ve run myself into “food debt” and it’s just not good.
So today, that is my goal — to simply plan my meals and stick to it. If I plan out a nutritious day, I won’t end up with a bag of Chex mix in my hands — there won’t be room for it. Likewise, I won’t end up with next to no Points for dinner and then end up over-eating anyway because I was hungry.
Just wanted to share …