For the next couple of weeks, I am home alone as my husband is on business travel to Xiamen, China. I look at this as both a good and bad thing. It’s bad, because of the disruption to our routine and because I will miss him. On the other hand, having him away may help me eat better if I don’t succumb to take-out the whole time. While he was home for two weeks between trips, I put on a couple of the pounds that I had lost earlier in the month. Without a plan in place, we reverted to our usual habits of dining out often and snacking daily. Fortunately, I am still down five pounds for the month so I am at least making progress albeit slowly.
My plan for the immediate future is to stick to a calorie budget. I’ve found from past experiences, that if I track my food intake I tend to eat better. It’s not much of a plan, and not the best plan, but it’s a plan. To start off, I will aim for 1800 calories or less per day. If I can average between 1500 -1800 calories, I will be happy. For the most part, I will try to eat healthier foods, meaning unprocessed, less grains and less sugar. I am unable or unwilling or a little of both to cut off all sugar and grains cold turkey. I will start with the calorie budget and work from there. Knowing that the healthier the food is, the more I can have of it will hopefully cause me to look for ways to eat better. That’s the plan anyways.
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