Thursday, September 15, 2011
Diet Tip#1: Be Prepared
That there was last Tuesday's lunch.
And that huge pile of food on the counter doesn't even include the fat-free salad dressing, two apples and a banana I threw in the bag when I was ready to go.
Well no, it was my lunch and my dinner because on Tuesdays I work late. So to prevent my ravenous self from raiding Crunchie bars from the vending machine, I packed two meals. Truly, being prepared is the biggest thing you do can do to lose weight.
Oh, but it's a gawdawful amount of work. Peeling, chopping, boiling, rinse, repeat.
I feel like I'm running a diner.
Take this morning, for example. I boiled a chicken breast for lunch and an egg for breakfast. I washed and chopped strawberries, which I added to a bowl of Fibre 1 bran cereal and then added non-fat, no-sugar yogurt. (Delish, by the way.) Then I chopped half a head of lettuce, a couple of carrots and the chicken. I peeled the egg, and ate it, then grabbed a pita from the freezer. I packed the chicken separate from the salad so the lettuce wouldn't wilt, threw it all in a bag and added a banana and an apple.
It's a lot of work! But it's SO worth it – I have a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and lunch, with fruit to nosh on for snacks, and I feel full and satisfied and totally immune to the charms of the vending machine.
Part of my problem before is I never ate breakfast and never made time to pack a lunch so it was a regular thing to go out and grab some kind of greasy fast food.
You're probably also thinking, holy mother of all that is hungry, is she EVER eating a lot!
Yeah! I am! But more on that later. For now, be like the Girl Guides: Be Prepared!
Oh! And I was down another two and a half pounds this week, for a grand total of 21and a half since the beginning of August.
I. Feel. Fabulous.