Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Time to Plan!

What if there were calories and points displayed by the food in the next party you attend? Wouldn't that be awesome? I wonder if we would eat the same quantities as we normally eat. I've heard of people doing that but only during healtn education classes in my gym. For the rest of my life, I'm the one who needs to be trained to 'shop for food.'Every time I go to a party or luncheon I think before I start filling up my plate. I think about what kind of fuel does my body needs. I have to remind myself not to keep going back to the table to get more food. I need training in eating slower. I'm a fast eater. I have a few eating out opportunities coming up (church picnic, visiting relatives, Brazilian party). I need to do some extra studying and planning for all of these. I know that as far as the church picnic, I need to take a healthy dish that I can eat. I'm not doing desserts again so maybe I can take fruit salad... We'll see. Traveling is always challenging. I haven't started planning for my next trip but I know we will need healthy snacks for the road. I know we'll eat out some, eat in some. I plan on contributing with something I can eat and I plan on taking not only my gym shoes but my exercise outfit so I can do some serious running and walking. For the Brazilian party, I will also take a Brazilian dish without meat, so I will be able to enjoy Brazilian foods that are meat free. I have some planning to do in order to succeed through it all. Yesterday I brought watermelon and popcorn to work. I packed it on my little plastic sandwich bags and they were awesome snacks, delicious! The hard part was to smell popcorn all day til it was actually time to eat it :) next time I'll leave it in the kitchen. Have you done some planning lately? Or do you always hope you won't eat to much and leave it at that? Planning has worked for me. If I'm attending a party I make sure I'm not starving when I get there. That helps a lot! It's Wednesday people, let's keep working but also enjoy this day that the Lord has made. I will be glad today!
Goal Updates and More Details for You and Me:
{1} To burn at least 2,000 calories - 12.6 miles out of 26 miles to go! 2 out of 3 trainings for 5K to go! 804.6 calories to burn out of 2,000
{2} To get protein and dairy daily in my diet. I ran out of soy milk... Have been eating black beans!
{3} Focus on behavior change, not on the numbers on the scale. Haven't touched the scale for 2 days, 19 more to go.
{4} Make Saturdays my treat days. Pedicure, here I come!

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