This past 4 weeks I've done it every week, strict, no excuses. And I'm noticing a difference big time. From my mood, to energy, to scale numbers, to bank accounts.
1.) Make a list of the meals we will be eating. EVERYTHING.
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. Possible healthy sweet treat? Do I know I will be doing more in the gym? Will I need extra energy on a specific day? Think about it.
2.) Make a list of everything you will need to make those meals happen.
3.) Get to the store, get it.
Do you need tupperware? Baggies? Lunch bag?
4.) Get your ass in the kitchen and do it! Peel, chop, defrost, weight, cook, whatever it is!
Then it takes a couple hours for me to prep all the food. Sunday I go shopping, B cooks all our chicken for the week (usually we just bbq chicken and have it cooked in the fridge ready for whatever) and then I set up all the containers, chop, peel etc...measure out stuff (if needed) I've been very conscious of portion sizes, and what the actual serving size is of what I'm eating.
Some people think it's crazy. Counting, measuring, I've even had someone tell me that it's no way to live your life, counting calories, and that I'm wasting my time. But if this is what it takes for me to be healthier and get to my ultimate goal, it is definitely the time I am willing to put in.
I've been struggling with my weight my whole life. I've tried everything short of surgery. I'm embarrassed of my failure. Embarrassed of what I look like and how out of control it has gotten.
I don't know what clicked in me a few weeks back, but I am thankful for this feeling. A feeling that this time it's different. This time there is no starting over. This is it. It's happening.
*I post most of my meals on Instagram. IG Name: CraftyNonsenseNoted -its quick, easy, and keeps me accountable. I hope to share more of my journey & success on here as well :)