There’s something I took away from this post that gives me hope even though it’s 5 years later
That’s a loss of 76lbs in 6 months…
The template for weight loss for me is written here on these pages. I can lose 10lbs a month for 6 months and be back at what was a much healthier 225ish lbs.
I have the knowledge. I know the effort involved. The matter at hand is how to get over the mental roadblock that’s been dogging me forever.
I need to cook more often. I’ve signed up for this great site called RealPlans. It gives you meal plans and you can buy access to more recipes to use from lots of Paleo sites (like Nom Nom Paleo, Well Fed and Paleo Mom). It makes meal planning much easier as it generates a meal plan every week for your dietary needs (which you can get really granular with). On top of that, it spits out a great timeline for when to start defrosting and prepping stuff. It also gives you a shopping list.
Shopping has also been futurized… We can get Whole Foods delivered for not much money and shop from the couch with RealPlans on one half and the Amazon cart on the other.
I’m also completely aware of the privilege of all of this… I’m lucky enough to be able to afford all this. It makes things slightly easier for us at a cost that’s not much. The annual plan is $72 and each extra recipe source is an additional $12/year. That can get really expensive, really fast. We have 6 upgrade accounts. That’s almost $150/year. Is it worth it for everyone? Probably not. If you’re single or a couple doing this and you aren’t spending 2-4 hours a week meal planning and grocery shopping, it might be better to do it the old fashioned way. If you have lots of obligations (or kids) and can’t afford to lose those 4 hours a week planning and shopping, think of it on a per week basis. It’s about $2.75 a week with all the paleo subs to help get your meals planned faster and organized. It has an app and it spits out all your timelines, shopping lists and recipes into a giant PDF that you can print out. They are like 25 pages, but having it in paper is so much easier when you are cooking.
Grocery delivery is another thing that’s super beneficial in this. You tip a driver and delivery is almost always free with Amazon. They charge $5 if you want a smaller delivery window. I highly recommend it if you feel like you can’t get out of the house to get the foods you want to cook. Just be sure to actually cook for yourself.
These past few weeks have been a blur of stress and anxiety and minor emergencies. I haven’t had a chance to heed my own advice as much as I would like, but hopefully I can get back to cooking and keep my other problems at bay at least for a few meals.
Sorry, no images or witticisms today.