First I wanna share an email I received.
I have been checking in every day and am being
inspired but my eating was still out of control.
This week I had an idea that seems to be helping. Every morning I sit down and write on a post-it note the food I am going to eat that day. It’s better than writing down what I eat after the fact, like on Weight Watchers, because I would eat something off the plan, not write it down, and then give up.
So far I have been sticking to my plan. But today is only Day 4. Right now my goal is to do this for 6 days, then take a day off the plan, and keep that up for a month.
Ive said this before but am remind anew each time I receive an email such as the above. It really does take a village (of MizFits) to acheive any goal and becoming a healthier you is no exception.
The emailer’s idea was an AH HA! moment for me.
You see, I already practice the notion of Startlines™.
I no longer write the due-date for assignments on my calendar— but I am sure to mark the date I need to START a piece in order to be sure it’s completed on time (oh that I were organized enough to find the article in which I coined that phrase—it’s around here somewhere).
The notion of post-it pre-planning for food? never occurred to me before. Any of you already doing it?
Now back to last week’s email about breakfast.
A number of you emailed/commented asking what I ate for my morning meal (please to remember the MizFit said she eats. not that she creates masterpieces in the kitchen or that she should be anyone’s role model).
So here’s the scoop:
As previously established my mornings are hectic. Ive found that the best chance Im going to eat (and not be distracted by my specialneedsbullmastiff’s, well, NEEDS or a Toddler Tornado) is to make this meal a no brainer.
What am I getting at? Im boring in the morning. Repetitive. Easy. And it pretty much looks like this (weekday. rushdays):
2 or 3 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese (hastily crammed in mouth whilst doing 11 other things. Good fast protein and fat.)
My spoonfuls of
flax chia (inhaled as fast as I can while Tornado yells “I want that! I want that!”)
2 cups of scrambled egg beaters/substitute.
some oatmeal (half cup? Im guesstimating) hastily made and left to sit on counter until lumpy & cold (perfect!) and I can eat it quickly.
2 morning star farms veggie patties (love.)
(water, vitamin, tums for calcium, extra vitamin C)
That’s pretty much how it plays out during the week.
irish oatmeal with soy protein stirred in if—perchance—the Tornado feels like allowing me to eat leisurely (read: not have to inhale piping hot mush and inevitably scald my esophagus).
pancakes if she is truly in s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n (although at that point I mightcould be dialing 911) and I can get out pans & ingredients.
Im sure this didnt answer all your questions (I know, MizFit veer wildly offtrack? NEVER.) so hit me up in the comments & let me know what I missed.