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.