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I am a 33 year old mum of two who has spent her entire teenage and adult life struggling with her weight. I am not going to struggle with it anymore. I am in charge!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

No amount of planning helps sometimes.

I am going to have to come up with a plan for when the planning doesn't work out. Today has been one of those days when all my careful planning has gone completely out of the window because one thing at the beginning of the day over ran and the rest of the day has been completely rushed because of it. It meant having to grab lunch on the run and because the activities we had to attend for the rest of the day had lots of temptation, in the form of Easter cakes and chocolates, I have spent much of the afternoon picking at those. It's amazing how all those little pickings add up.

I had prepared for the day as it was supposed to happen. Appointment, come home have lunch, prepare to go out, take a piece of fruit to the group we were heading out to, come home, eat tea. Unfortunately the appointment was much longer than planned which meant 'have lunch' became rush lunch with the quickest thing I could manage. That wasn't too bad. A cheese salad sandwich with plenty of salad. We were then in such a rush getting everything ready and going back out that I found it impossible to overcome the temptation. If things had gone to plan I was going to be nicely full and satisfied so wouldn't want the goodies.

So what do you do when your day goes haywire and your plans come undone? I can plan for rushing around if I know that is what is going to happen. It's days like today that are tricky. All advice, tips and tricks gratefully received!


  1. I keep smokehouse almonds or some other nuts in the car at all times and I also switch up other non-perishable 'emergency' food in the car every week. Also make a habit of grabbing a fruit from a wire basket that I keep on my way out the door, even if I might not eat it. My schedule is constantly changing and I actually enjoy that aspect of my life, but I definitely plan for chaos. I also make sure I drink water more often as thirst masquerades as hunger for me quite a bit and I am not always good at staying hydrated.

  2. That's a good idea. I think I will put together an emergency rations pack. :oD Because of the way our life goes with home education things it is not unheard of for there to be a couple of times a month where we have to rush around.