|What I feel like doing all day…|
It’s been a tough week. Along with the general I-don’t-care-itis that I’ve been feeling, my grandma was admitted to the hospital Friday night. I was at the hospital all Friday evening, and then most of the day yesterday. She’s 92 and has been wanting to let go of this life and move on to the next one for quite awhile now, so we’re keeping her comfortable, but otherwise just waiting for the inevitable. For her sake, we hope that it comes sooner rather than later.
Despite that, I’m taking a break from the hospital today to get all my normal weekend stuff done: laundry, grocery shopping and food prep. I’m making a healthier version of chicken and dumplings and I put together a new salad to keep me in vegetables for the week. So no matter what happens, I shouldn’t have any excuses not to eat well.
The round-up for the week:
Almost no change from last week: the scale said exactly the same thing and measurements went down 0.2″. For how I ate and how little I worked out, this is okay with me. I need to do better this coming week, though. Next weekend is a milestone check-in — skinfold measurements and photos. I haven’t done skinfold measurements since I started, so I’m curious to see how those numbers come out.
I’ve missed my first workout — I’ll be one interval workout shy of completing things for this week. Circumstances were not in my favor, though it’s (another) lesson learned about why I shouldn’t put off things. I figured I’d have more than enough time to make up training on the weekend, but that certainly hasn’t proved to be the case. Because I never know what’s going to happen to my schedule, I should make an effort to get workouts in when I can rather than when I feel like it.
Meal planning is going pretty well. I still struggle a little with weekday dinners, but that’s starting to get better. In one of my video meetings with my Lean Eating crew, they suggested making a big pot of soup or chili on the weekend and then, instead of eating it, just portion into single servings and use those as my dinners. I’ll eat healthy and won’t be creating more leftovers when I most likely already have more than enough in the refrigerator.
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Weeks 9-10: 5 servings of vegetables a day
Weeks 11-12: Make smart carb choices