If I don’t plan, I know my fortnight is going straight to hell. Not just Simpsons Hell, but fiery bloated, burning every end, empty bank account, loss of sleep i feel like I am going to die type of hell. When you are juggling lots of ‘full time’ type balls, and one of you is in the full time of 6 days per week, managing a house hold and chores, and fitting in everything you want to do can be akin to a logistical nightmare.
Somehow we make it work. We are managing to make it work. However, this year has seen a fantastic evolution of sorts that is all sorts of awesome. I am talking meal planning and online shopping. We have tried before – okay I have tried this before, and it lasted for two or three meals and then died in the butt. The supermarket was annoying, I have food intolerances and it was all just way too hard basket. Something has clicked this year and it is working – much to my amazement. And i feel good, and we are looking and being much healthier
This I know to be true – online shopping for groceries for us, is time saving, convenient and stops us from those impulsive need it know mmmm chocolate and bakery treat buys. It fills our kitchen with filling and healthy foods, and we don’t feel the desire to eat family blocks of chocolate. Except if we go to the movies.
Vegetables weigh less than you think they do… ordering half a kilo of snow peas and green beans, mean you will be eating them with every single meal for the next fourteen days. Main meals, Snacks, everything. And you will love them, even if it kills you!
Scouring magazines for awesome low fat recipes is fun, and I get a kick out of spending an hour or two finding foods that ‘fit’ for both of us.
I enjoy getting up after some couch time, and cooking and preparing lunches for the next day. I love filling up the tiger bag with fun bright containers and knowing it all comes in under 1200 calories for the day, and I won’t even feel hungry or crave the hectic stuff that isn’t doing my body, or anyone around me any good.
Discovering new and delicious foods is fun – bocconcini cheese is absolutely delicious with basil and proscuitto baked chicken wraps. Pine nuts are absolutely mouth watering. Boiled egg on a slice of toast is great for afternoon teas at work.
Yes, its a little bit of extra work every fortnight. But the benefits far outweigh that ‘extra work’ – and not surprisingly, I enjoy the research and being organised : )
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