I've been cruising dollar stores these past couple of days; picking up household items and looking for a good, cheap water bottle. Looks like I'm going to have to break down and buy a nice expensive one (that I hopefully won't lose). And find a place to buy one. The outdoors stores aren't as frequent and obvious here. So much getting used to!
Monday - 80oz.
Tuesday - 100oz.
- Buy water bottle
- write out this week's schedule.
- take stock of what pots and pans are in this apt.
- make a menu.
- make a grocery list.
My calories have been out of control in the evenings when I get home from work because I don't take time to stop and snack during the 5 hour shift... that happens to fall very awkwardly from 1:30 - 7:30. So I'm rushing to get there during what would normally be lunch (skipping it) and working through dinner time. Getting home and ordering something while I much on stuff waiting for it to arrive. TERRIBLE HABITS! I've only done it twice. But it has to change before I like it too much.
Here's how I want my typical work day to look.
9am up. eat something.
9:30 go to gym.
10:30 home to shower
11:00 get dressed, pack bag.
11:15 eat something and make snack to go.
11:45 brush teeth, run out door.
12:00 be to station or on train. Use train ride to make menus and list out thoughts.
1:00 be to the work area with a little extra "train running slow" time, eat a snack.
4:30 Take a little break. 10 min. Eat snacks.
7:30 Off work... head to train, or to shops for water bottles.
8:30 home. Make a real dinner and maybe a snack for tomorrow (kale chips?).
9:30 clean up the house EVERYDAY. I'm telling you this one room, two people, one cat thing gets messy.
10:00 sit down and dink around on my laptop, read blogs, write emails, update facebook. etc.
Let's talk about those "eat somethings" I would like it to look like this.
pre-workout: usually fruit & yogurt, sometimes just one or the other.
post-workout: peanut butter on toast.
train snack: sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, or baby carrots
work snack: string cheese, almonds, apple.
real dinner: protein + veggie + fruit
laptop snack: cottage cheese.
Yesterday it looked like this.
9am Breakfast: raspberries + 1/4 c yogurt.
11am snack: spoonful of peanut butter.
8:30 pm: waiting for dinner to arrive... 3 spoonfuls of ice cream, a slice of cheese.
9:30 pm dinner: cheese pizza, the entire 10" thing.
So Friday... I have some shopping to do in order to make next week run a little better. This week, I'll find a way to eat what I have (not in one sitting) and make room for the stuff I'm bringing home.
Big Fat List Makin'- Brain Organizin' Love,