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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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    Good plan emoticon
    1219 days ago
    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
    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
    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
    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
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