I take my vacation at the same time every year. I’m off from right before Christmas more or less through January 2. And I swear every year I walk back into work and it’s like I never left . Today was tough because of the timing – there was NO traffic downtown, it was like everyone was taking off but me. And the sky was cloudy – followed by rain in the afternoon. Ouch.
At any rate, I did OK with food but totally bailed on going to the Y. F (exchange student) was watching the boys since aftercare was closed and I just didn’t feel right going to work out while she was babysitting. I know that sounds like a total excuse, but… oh well!
I forgot to mention one of our big resolutions – no fast food for an entire year! For the purposes of the resolution, I am counting fast food as anything with a drive thru, pizza and delivery. We can go to sit-down restaurants on occasion, though. This will save money and help in the goal for healthier food. I got buy-in from the boys by telling them that if we make it a year without fast food, I’ll buy them an X-box. The savings should MORE than pay for one.
However to make this pledge/resolution work – I need to have not just menus planned but also a few back up meals on hand. Sometimes I am just too wiped out to even cook what I planned, so I need a few easy ideas up my sleeve for those nights. So far, so good, though and we’ve made it since December 22 without any convenience foods!
I’m going to spend some time this weekend mapping out 3-4 backup food plans to keep on hand that work within my own food goals. Pasta is so easy but doesn’t really help me in the weight loss realm.