Thursday, February 12, 2009

Preparation is a lot of work!

Last night I followed through with my plan to get on track with healthy eating. I went to Publix and only shopped the perimeter of the store. I bought oranges, apples, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, and strawberries. I got some Flat-out bread and lean turkey, one container of Greek yogurt (to try it), and a roast chicken for dinner tonight. I was very pleased after my trip to the grocery.

So after getting the FINAL load from the old house, we came home and I got my kitchen totally unpacked and cleaned and mopped. It felt great to have at least ONE room in the house done. So then I started getting my food prepped and journaled for today. Man, it took forever! Just the process of planning what I would eat, then writing it down and finding the point values took up a chunk of time. Then I had to find containers, and wrap everything up. But I did it, and this morning it was easy to just grab everything and go. Here's my menu so far:

1 1/2 c. strawberries - 1
1 pkt. high-fiber oatmeal - 3
10 oz. coffee w/ splenda & 4 tbs. creamer - 4

Wrap made with -
Flat Out bread - 1
7 slices deli turkey - 1
1 c. spinach - 0
mustard - 0
1 sl. RF colby-jack cheese - 1
Baked Sweet Potato w/ 1 tbs margarine & Splenda - 4

1 1/2 c. strawberries - 1
apple - 1
1 oz. walnuts - 5

So far that's 22 pts, which leaves me 14 points for dinner. For dinner I'm having a salad w/ roast chicken breast, but I'll still need to get my oils and dairy in so that should be plenty.

I just ate my breakfast, and those 7 grams of Fiber in the oatmeal is already making my stomach hurt! My body is probably in shock because I went from donuts to high-fiber oatmeal within a 12 hour period! But like always, my body will adjust and start feeling great. Tonight I will clean and unpack my living room, and I have plans to do an exercise DVD. Probably 10-minute Target Toning (I like that one).

On a side note: I haven't heard from Clyde since Sunday night. He never called me after the whole hospital thing on Monday. Every night I expect him to show up at my house, but I am ready for it and still plan to call the police. I spent some time yesterday looking up info about getting a legal separation. My gut tells me to save the money and just file for divorce. I'm so done with this man and this relationship.


  1. Good morning!

    How nice that Clyde is only a side note!

    Good job getting all your prep work done. I know it's difficult.

  2. It always feels so great to have healthy food in the house.

    Good luck with all the unpacking :)

  3. Once you get a routine going with packing your food it will be easy. I pack mine now when I pack the kids lunches and so it doesn't even seem like I have to take time to do it anymore. Hope things continue to be quiet on the Clyde front. Way to go on getting the kitchen done. You are doing great with gettting things done.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for the sharing the information.
    Keep it up posting.... :)

  5. You should check out your local legalaid office for free or low-cost help with the divorce if that's what you decide to go with...


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