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Jan 18

January 18th, 2017 at 08:22 pm

So far so good on my Dietbet gameplan. Essentially it consists of:
No white flour foods (except Thursdays)
No foods that are solely junk (except one small treat on Thursdays - unless this becomes a slippery slope)
When buying something with added sugar (like spaghetti sauce) look for the one with the least.
Track actual food eaten on Myfitnesspal - goal - between 1600 - 1800.
Increase veggies consumption.
No soda.
No dairy or eggs - exception Thursdays.
Strength train 2x a week.
Get at least 7k steps 4x and 9k steps 2 days.

Thursdays I'm allowing exceptions (and major holidays like July 4) within reason. Mainly so I can eat what DH fixes for dinner, but also to leave room for one thing I'm craving each week.

Thank you everyone for your comments on the post I deleted. I felt it wasn't a post I wanted left up for too long.

On that note though - I took the advice a number of you gave, and came up with this plan:

When I get home this is my routine:
*Feed cats
*Put away items from day
*Put together gym bag
*Prepare lunch and breakfast for next day (unless Fri.)
*Clear out sink / empty dishwasher
*Clean litterboxes
*Set timer for 15 minutes and do something
*Get something to eat
*relax Smile

I think this is something I can actually stick to doing. (Of course, this doesn't include laundry, etc.)

I'm thinking of proposing something similar to DH - only he'd be exempt from the 15 minutes if he did something major that week like mowing the lawn or snowblowing.

Ugh Pact. This is an app that I use to track veggies/food tracking/workouts. I usually make at least $10/month up to as much as $16.

A few weeks ago I missed my veggie pact by 1 item (I'd eaten the right amount, but didn't get the photo uploaded in time.)

So now I'm back and forth emailing them because they aren't going to pay me for last weeks Pact because my Paypal agreement expired. I wasn't told of a problem. My first inkling was when I couldn't edit my pacts for this week.

I'm thinking I'm going to get back to the $10 cashout, and then be done with it. I hate to lose the extra money, but it sure would b one less thing to worry about.

8 Responses to “Jan 18”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck with your DietBet! Have you ever thought about making your own spaghetti sauce? You would know exactly how much sugar was in it then (and it's cheaper too)

  2. scottish girl Says:

    And I'm bad at tracking on my fitness pal too!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Your daily chores plan sounds reasonable and your place should be tidy enough without using too much time or energy. Keep continually aiming for balance Smile.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks SG. I have thought about it, but I am not sure if tats a project I want to take on. Aldi's has it with 6 grams for $1.29, so it'd have to be a lot cheaper to make myself before I'd try it.

    Thanks VS. That's what I'm hoping for.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I think that is a fantastic routine upon returning home. You may want to make a plan for Sunday night to prep food for Monday's lunch. My husband always makes his big batch of salad on Sunday nights. We also prep the coffee, and start the dishwasher before bed.

    Once this new habit becomes routine you can consider ways to make laundry more routine as well. My daughter does hers every Sunday afternoon. .

  6. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks CCF. This really is a Monday through Friday routine. I should figure out a loose routine from r the weekend. I usually do laundry on Saturday night, and make the food for weekday lunches on Sunday. I find it all too easy on the weekend to plant myself in my office chair, other than church and Sunday evening with DH - and little is accomplished.

  7. Kiki Says:

    I am going to borrow your after work list, if that is ok? Smile
    Spaghetti sauce is really easy and cheap. Some tomato sauce, diced onion, add veggies (I use a hand blender thing and mix it up for more veggies well blended.) I find it is cheaper than bought and it freezes well - as does my red enchilada sauce.

  8. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Kiki - what recipe do you use? What do you freeze it in?

    Go ahead, borrow away. Smile

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