As you may know, I've been struggling with food lately. I haven't been in control of my food, it's been in control of me.
So I took drastic action.
It began on Saturday night. I did some preliminary meal planning:
Then, on Sunday, I got the necessary groceries and spent a few hours cooking, chopping, pre-portioning, packaging, and labeling. Behold:
That's right. Those are all of my lunches, dinners, and snacks (except already-portioned things like fruit and granola bars) for the rest of the week (exceptions: I'm planning on eating two meals out this week, and for some reason Friday dinner is not accounted for. But that shouldn't be a problem).
It's like my very own Nutrisystem! Hmmmm... Katri-system?
I didn't want to have to THINK at all this week. I just wanted everything laid out for me so I would have NO EXCUSES. Some highlights:
- red lentil curry
- homemade hummus (I don't use tahini though... I like it better without!)
- tofu stirfry
- date coconut bar
I didn't pre-make my breakfasts, because it's not usually breakfast where I go off-track. I already have not stuck with my plan 100% (I had a latte today, and I'm having an extra snack), but this will be accounted for with weekly points and activity points.
Obviously, this is not something I can do every week. I happened to be able to make the time for it this weekend, because I knew I had to do something radical to jumpstart my eating again. And I have some extra leftovers because I made big batches of the red lentil curry & tofu stirfry, so there is more in the freezer for upcoming weeks! :)
The only drawback to a mass cooking session:
I've also got this week's exercise off to a good start! As I mentioned on Saturday, I did the Booty Camp Beginner Workout from the DVD. I also managed to go for a swim on Sunday! I have Pilates class tonight, and Booty Camp on Tuesday & Thursday, so even if I don't do anything else, I feel pretty set.
How are you planning to be healthy this week?