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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm not always good about making planned ahead meal-plans anymore...think I gave that up when I started living my myself. Why is it that when you have a family to feed you sorta think of meals or at least shopping for meals for a whole week at a time, but when I'm single I think of 1 meal at a time?
Like when I wake up I think of breakfast. Sometime between 11am- noon I think of lunch (or whenever my lunchbreak is). For dinner I will grab something quick to eat without much thought at all lately. I had a neighbor once that made a shopping list and menu plan for a whole month at one time...and had the month's menu posted on her refrigerator door.

Its just after 4pm and I have just realized that I'm hungry. Didn't think about food to much while I was busy with the "Earth Day" stuff going on.

Today:
BREAKFAST: Orange & pot of coffee

LUNCH: turkey sandwich w/cheese, tomatoes & lettuce and water (dry sandwich~no mayo or mustard)

SNACK: Clif Bar & bottled water

DINNER: hhmmmmm? I think the cafeteria is having Salmon as a special today...maybe I will go get that along with a salad.


Does everyone else here already know what they will have for dinner tomorrow or Friday?? I'm not sure if I could be that prepared ahead again.
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  • AZBACKPACKER
    I have tried to have the menu on the calendar but it never seemed to work for me. Hubby or kids never wanted what was on the schedule for the day if they saw it ahead of time.

    I do look at SP Recipes and get the items I will need for the recipes I want to make for the week. Then in the morning I pull out one of the items and go from there.

    I believe if I was single I would live on Lean Cuisines. :)
    4242 days ago
  • WILD4STARS
    I don't always know what meal I will have what day, but I have food here for certain meals. One thing I like about "Eat To Live" is that it doesn't have to take a lot of planning. As long as I have plenty of fresh fruits, veggies and beans, I have a meal in the making. Unfortunately I really believe that you do have to plan to eat healthy. It doesn't happen by accident and usually not with spur of the moment choices.
    emoticon Vikki
    4243 days ago
  • SERIOUSLY_OLGA
    Hey! Glad to see you made it home with out any cougar trouble!
    I hear you about the planning. Sometimes even with the family it is tough to have a plan set in place. More bodies means more chances of someone eating elsewhere.
    It seems that if you plan for a few days you can plan what YOU want without having to worry about someone else.
    It still helps to keep us on track if we plan even just for a few days
    Good luck. (was the salmon good) emoticon
    4243 days ago
  • CHILEPALM
    I am kind of like you... kids gone, or grown and around... husband eats different... I just go buy about once a week all the stuff i know I like and fits my program, and then when I get hungry I go and choose healthy and eat...

    When I try to plan too much, it starts to close in on me... I like that little bit of freedom I feel and it makes me make positive choices constantly, which is a skill I want to continue to develop.
    4243 days ago
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