How the un-fit 'fit': Food Jail D6,D7,D8 - CrossFit Westerville

How the un-fit ‘fit’: Food Jail D6,D7,D8

It was my first weekend in food jail.  I travelled.  I had a messy schedule.  It was an adventure, and there is some room for improvement.

During the week at work, it seems easier to stay on a schedule for me.  My work is fairly flexible to allow for eating as needed.  It’s accommodating with microwaves, refrigerators, and spare silverware as needed.  This has made M-F fairly easy.   The weekend though, this threw me for a little loop.

My schedule was not maintained like during the week.  I was traveling on the road while single parenting a toddler.  Having to improvise is what happened.  Originally, I planned my meals and even had food prepped.  But due to not caring for it, it went bad.  There is was, a weekends worth of meals down the drain.  So what did I do?  Went to Mr. Hero of course.  But it’s not what you think.

My meal plan consists of 4 ounces of protein (chicken) and 1 cup veggies.   The Mr. Hero chicken philly triple veggies, no bun, no cheese, no toppings.  This was as close as I was getting in a pinch.   Now mind you, there is always a grocery store somewhere. The work I was doing at the time and the need to feed others in my party led us to a fast food option.  It was at that time I was faced with a challenge, fail or succeed in failing?  I chose the latter and made the best of the situation.  My subsequent failures were all out missing meals or snacks.  But I made a best effort to get back to plan as soon as possible.

Food jail is no joke.  It takes effort to stay on task.  I’m still learning what it will take to make sure I succeed in eating plans.  What I do know and can see, is just how bad my habits have been to date.  Paying attention to my food at all times weekend or weekday will be key until I have new habits that have replaced the old.

Here is to the beginning of week two in food jail!   Oh and by the way,  that scale thing told me yesterday my efforts were worth it.  All things are moving in the right direction.


  1. Suellen | October 17, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Good for you. We have to be able to live with our new food plans. I find weekends to be most challenging as well. Mostly for the timing is tough. Meals have been my rewards and incentives. Now it is supposed to be just fuel. But it is going to take time to get my heart and head there.

    My biggest issue is when I am preparing food, not to taste it as I go. What else do you do with the piece that falls on the counter? I may need a muzzle.

    Glad that the scale gave you some encouragement. Success helps enormously! Stick with it!

  2. Jo | October 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I started food jail yesterday! I found it doable because I was home all day. Today I had appointments which made it a challenge. My times were off and I did get all my meals and snacks in this far. I am not at all hungry which I did not expect. Emotionally eating been put on a fast halt. I find emotions spilling out all over the place. This will be quite the growth spurt! And remember – You Rock!


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