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Beck Diet Solution, day 8

Thursday, February 08, 2018

I just realized that I am maybe fooling myself with day 8. It's about fitting in the tasks needed to be able to stick to a diet: grocery shopping, cooking, meal planning and so on,and exercise.

I figured I have the necessary tasks 'in my system' already.... But I do need to think about it because lately I've been quite unwilling or too tired to cook, forgot about meal planning and too often just made a makeshift meal with less-than-perfect (though not terrible) choices, or trying to tempt my husband to go eat out.
So I do need to think about this.

I have a thought that I might make a list of meals (dishes) I want to eat in the next week and get the ingredients when we do shopping. And then make a dish in such amounts that we can eat the same dish twice in one week, only with different 'side' dishes. For examle a veggie stew that could be eaten with rice one night and with potatoes another night. A soup that can serve as a starter one night (or for lunch) but that can be 'filled' with beans to make it a meal-soup. Things like that.

I'm going to set a reminder in my laptop to plan the meals and make a grocery list on friday mornings (we get most of the groceries on friday or saturday).

I have also thougth that I should do more biking, my legs are getting weaker and hurting more now that I don't bike as much (I get my exercise from walking the dog now, using a walking bike).

AND I really want to (I was going to say HAVE TO, but let's try to stay positive) do strength training. I need to think about how and when to fit that in.

I'm not done with day 8, yet!
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  • DOROTHYBERO
    Good plan emoticon
    1219 days ago
  • WINACHST
    Meal planning get me every time. I just cannot seem to plan what I want to eat ahead of time. I found it best to stick with a shorter plan using my staples that I have on hand.

    I, too, switch up the starch and a different one can change the taste profile. I am on a starch based diet and those starches fill me up.

    Keep moving forward!!

    1220 days ago
  • TOMMYMOTT
    Sounds like progress! One thing I have to say is that rice and potatoes are forbidden on my low-carbohydrate diet. (I still eat potatoes after researching dietary information. My choice.) I think it's best to strive for moderation. Onward to victory!!!
    1221 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good job! Sometimes some lessons take more than one day to learn! So, keep on doing what you need to do in order to find that behaviors are becoming a habit! Taht's a good thing.
    1221 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Walking the dog is super exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon I agree with progress not perfection, thats where I'm at too! emoticon
    1221 days ago
  • HAPPIHOME
    Progress not perfection. Sounds like you want to do lots of things and I'm sure you'll get there.It's all a learning curve.
    1221 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
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    1221 days ago
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