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Failure to plan is a plan to fail

This is something I need to work on. I have a tendency to overplan and then fail on the follow through. Or I don't plan at all and think I can wing it. I need to master this basic skill of planning appropriately. With my food during the week I'm actually pretty good. I pack my breakfast and lunch at home and I usually manage to stay within reasonable limits. Then all I have is the food with me so I tend to eat okay. It's at night and weekends that I need to work on the food and the activity. I need to work on that and I need to start right now. I do find that if I plan things tend to fall into place. If I have a definite plan in place I generally stick to it. Also, I'm a creature of habit. If I start doing something the momentum will keep me going. Years ago I discovered that I was not like most people. Most people start off strong and all gung-ho and then tend to slack off towards the end. I'm the exact opposite. I have a tough time getting going but o…

And we're back....

This is my first full week of work since December. It was tough. Between recovering from the cold and it being the first full week of teaching in over a month - it was really, really tough. I planned on getting up every morning and running. Didn't happen.  I planned on going to the gym in the evenings. Didn't happen. I planned on going to WW tonight. Didn't happen. I did do fairly well on my eating.  I didn't track everyday but the days I did were awesome. I haven't been overly hungry so it's been easy to eat well. I did realize - again - that I need to make sure I eat enough. A couple of days I went light on lunch and could really feel it when I got home.  On the days I was sure to eat a decent lunch I had no problem with my energy levels. So I really have to pay attention to lunch. Next week we only have to teach for 3 days. One day is a workshop type thing for the students and they will leave at 1:15.  Then on Friday we have a teacher workshop. All the Catho…

Lesson learned

Even though I'm on WW and watching what I eat, I like to take one day and splurge. Even the Biggest Loser contestants do it after weigh-in. I try not to go too terribly crazy, but I will have something I wouldn't normally have. For a while now I've been craving one of those deli trio sandwiches from Jack in the Box, and I decided to have one yesterday for lunch. I think if I'd of stopped there I would have been fine. But no, Hubby had a coupon for a free milkshake and I thought, what the hell....I'm having a sandwich have a shake and then I'll be done with the splurge. That was my first mistake. The second mistake was that I should have checked the nutritional info before I went and not after. The deli trio sandwich was 16 points which actually wasn't too terribly horrible. The regular chocolate milkshake though?? 22 points. 22 points!!! WTF!!!!! That is completely insane. But, as I said, I didn't check until after I ate it so it was a done dea…