I like healthy food. I really do. I enjoy a fresh salad. I always eat my vegetables. I think whole grains taste great. I'm not a picky eater, unless we're talking about raw tomatoes. (In which case, yuck!)
The problem I have during the week is a lack of time. I work from home but that doesn't mean I have a leisurely hour for lunch. I have to eat at my desk and I can barely be away from my desk long enough to grab something to eat. I tend to go into the kitchen, look around, decide there isn't anything to eat and then maybe grab a granola bar. Or two. Or three. I make terrible choices during the day and tend to opt for convenience. Or I won't eat at all because I can't think of anything to have.
So yesterday I spent all afternoon--literally all afternoon--in my kitchen. I'd stopped by a produce store on the way home from church and purchased some produce. When I got home, I decided to clean out the refrigerator and prepare salad for the week. I pulled everything out of the fridge, cleaned it, organized everything, washed and prepared salad greens, and then washed and cut up other vegetables for faster use during the week. (Cauliflower and celery, for instance.)
Then I sorted and organized my pantry. It had been too long and it was a mess.
I planned out meals for the week and know what few things I need to pick up from the store.
Then, to complete my preparations, this morning I stepped on the scale. For me, there's something motivating about seeing the numbers on the scale. Even "bad" numbers. I'm much more apt to stay on track when I regularly step on the scale. I tend to catastrophize when I don't have facts.
So, we're moving beyond cupcakes and into a (mostly?) sugar-free week. I've already been for a walk this morning and I'm going to take a "before" photo before I undress (!!!) and hop into the shower and get this day truly started.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to read and leave comments over the years. Your ongoing support and kindness means so much to me.