This weekend I made a classic fat person move.
Knowing that I was going to fully commit myself to a new way of eating the next day, I allowed myself a final unhealthy meal. That was Thursday night. The problem (one of the problems) is that I didn’t start on Friday and recommitted to starting on Saturday. This meant one more night of take out before the big start. What a mess I am. I didn’t start on Saturday nor did I start on Sunday. Rather than bore you with how disappointed and disgusted I am with myself, I will just tell you that it happened and it is over.
I debated whether or not to mention my failure here or pretend like everything was fine. Obviously, I decided to spill my guts and come clean. I’m not in to cover ups and need to own up to the reasons why the scale isn’t showing any weight-loss. I’ve been home a week so I can no longer blame mom for forcing food on me. It’s all on me.
Speaking of coming “clean”, today I am making a change. The same change that I have wanted to do and have been talking about for a month now. I am cutting out the processed foods and will be eating “clean”. Whole foods such as lean meats, vegetables and some fruit are on the plan. Sugar, added sugar, artificial sweeteners, legumes, dairy and grains are off the list for now. Saying and doing it are two different beasts. If you don’t believe that I am ready to make the change or will make the change, I don’t blame you. I haven’t given you any reason to believe me. Heck, I have trouble believing I will make the change myself. No, I need to prove myself by actually doing it. The proof will be my weigh-in next Sunday. If I am eating on plan there is no way that the scale doesn’t show a loss next Sunday.
Besides talking the talk, what am I doing to ensure that I can make this change? Well, groceries have been bought. That’s the first step. Let’s be honest, that’s not much of a step. I’ve had healthy groceries in the house for months now and most (80% or more) of them end up in the garbage bin the following week. The second thing that I have done is prepped some of the food. Yesterday, I roasted some vegetables. This afternoon I will be doing more and cooking some chicken and hamburger. Okay, that second step is still in work, so not much confidence there. The third step is that I have a loose meal plan for the week. I am most vulnerable to eat out on the days that I work from the office (Tues. – Thurs.), so to make things easier, I will have vegetables and meats that have been precooked and only need warmed. Quick and easy will be the name of the game. This is not a fool proof plan, but it’s what I am working with.
In other news, the weather sucks. The sun is gone and the rain has returned. Sometimes it feels like Seattle is just one big rain forest. Rain, rain and more rain. It’s green though. Very green. It probably doesn’t rain as much as you think it does, but some years are worse than others and some months just suck. I look forward to July 5th through September. That’s our sunny warm time. This concludes the weather segment of today’s blog.
Are you prepared for this week? Do you create a meal plan or don’t really need one? Whatever you do to keep on plan, I hope you have a great week.