Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lessons Learned?

This healthy eating/weight loss thing reminds of relationships.

In relationships, when people get bored...they stray.

I think my recent attempts to stray from my newly acquired healthy lifestyle changes result from the lack of excitement with my recent boring meals. Lately, I seem to eat the same fruits, vegetable, and meals over and over and over again. The reason for the redundant, unimaginative food choices, a lack of planning.

Our WW meeting leader always says members must learn from their experiences. So, from my experiences I learned, if you FAIL to PLAN, you PLAN to FAIL! When I choose to wing it, I usually find myself standing in front of the fridge, freezer door wide opened with a container of Cool Whip stuck to my face as I lick the remaining contents from the deep recesses of the Cool Whip container.

My lack of planning not only results in food boredom, but also in 2 of my enemies rearing their ugly head:
  1. Enemy #1: OVER EATING-Unplanned eating means walking into the kitchen and just standing there wondering what I want to eat. The longer I stand there, the hungrier I get, and the hungrier I get the more likely I will eat the first thing I see, GOOD or BAD. 9 times out of 1o I choose the BAD.

  2. Enemy #2: UNPLANNED EATING- When I PLAN, I usually prepare my meals and snacks ahead of time and I then divvy my "culinary masterpieces" into containers so I can grab and go. So, that means I already know what's on the menu AND I can track and log my meals in advance in order to keep track of my daily points allowance.

    When I choose not to plan, I tend to follow the "Seefood Diet", any food I SEE I eat. If I see a bag of chips or cookies, it's on!
As I enter into 2010, PLANNING must remain as one of the weapons I use in this weight loss tug-o-war. In addition, to keep things exciting I PLAN to try at least 3 new recipes weekly. The other day, I tried this Mexican Stacked Pizza:

As usual I used my Xpress Redi Set Go. I love this thing!

I placed one corn tortilla in the RSG. I then mashed 1/2 cup of black beans and spread the beans on the tortilla.

Next I placed another corn tortilla on top of the black beans. I topped the tortilla with 2.5 oz of ground turkey and 14 oz of 2% Mexican cheese. Cook for 5 minutes...

Top with lettuce and tomatoes and...

BAM!...Mexican Stuffed Pizza!! Olé!!!

Well my friends, I must go and shed my pajama cocoon and venture out (and back before the loonies hit the streets) into the world with my boys to celebrate this new year knocking at our door. Happy New Years Eve!!! And here's to bringing SEXY BACK in 2010!!!
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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I appreciate all the encouragement.

    Good luck on your goals in 2010! You can do it.

    happy New Year!

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  2. What a good post! Realizing what needs changing is half the battle. Setting reachable goals like trying 3 new meals per week is setting yourself up for success. I think 2010 is going to be a great year for fitness!

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Happy New Year!

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  3. Good luck!

    I try to plan out all our meals and not keep tempting food in the house- but then I get CRANKY when I want chocolate and there isn't any to be found.

    Stopping by from SITS.

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  4. You are correct, you have GOT to plan.
    That meal looks awesome!!!

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  5. I'm also trying to work on this planning thing you speak of. :) I think thats a great resolution and I think we all find ourselves in the same boat when we don't plan. I've started recording what I eat on SparkPeople. I swore that would be harder than writing it down on paper but its turning out to be more helpful than I thought and I actually enjoy it. Do you have a SparkPeople account? I love it. Have a great 2010 Trina!

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  6. Planning is definately the key! I too fall of the wagon if left to my own devices... I am also easily tricked into going out for dinner or picking something random up on the way home... all bad!
    Good luck and thanks a ton for the encouragement on my blog :)

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  7. Stopping by from SITS - cograts!

    I have been watching the infomercials for the Xpress and I just read your post on your other blog - I believe I am going to order it.

    Happy SITS day!

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