Meal planning

It's an excuse, I know, but my time as an LLR consultant was so busy that I simply didn't have time for exercise. And when I did have some time, I was exhausted. I mean, if I couldn't craft, which is something that brings me intense joy, then why on earth would I try to exercise. I also ate like crap - so I'm up a good 15 or so pounds, I think. (I don't know for sure because I haven't dared to step on a scale).

It's time to be healthier and start working on losing weight now that I have some more time in my schedule. So this past weekend I started meal planning. I have two small notebooks for now (that I'd originally bought to try out bullet journaling - a huge fail on my part). 

One notebook is for meal and snack ideas and recipes, and the other is for the week's actual meal plan. I found a channel I like on YouTube called Weight Watchers Journey to Healthy, and I am enjoying watching her meal prep videos and I've picked up a couple of simple recipes already that I made on Sunday. One being English Muffin cups - basically an egg mixture you bake up and put on an English Muffin - and some different mason jar salad recipes. I even made up mason jar fruit salad cups which have been SO GOOD for breakfast.

Brad is doing this with me, so that is helpful. This week is Thanksgiving but we're going out to a restaurant instead of having a Thanksgiving dinner at home for the first time ever. This means no leftovers to pig out on for several days after the holiday. 

Next week I hope to hop back on the treadmill. I've been a bit scared of it because a few years ago I was diagnosed with exercise induced anaphylaxis and I'm still afraid I'm going to break out in hives while exercising. The condition is supposedly temporary but it lasted at least two years before I stopped exercising regularly, so I'm not sure if I still have it. I take Zyrtec almost daily now so I'm hoping that wards off a reaction. But anyway, I'm still afraid I might actually stop breathing and so I generally don't hit the treadmill unless Brad is home. And since he works long hours now, I'm not usually in the mood for a workout at 8pm at night. But I'm going to have to suck it up and make that work! At least until I know whether I still have this condition.

I'm excited to get my body back into shape soon! 

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