True Confessions – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but my life is incredibly busy right now.  Even though I don’t have significant other or children like many of you, it just feels like my life is running in overdrive right now.  How so you might ask?  Well ….

  • I worked nearly 60 hours at the office last week.
  • I’m supposed to be studying for a final for school.
  • I have three new employees in my department at work that need to be trained.
  • I have to teach a workshop to over 100 employees (several small groups) over the next couple of months.
  • etc.
  • etc.
  • etc.

So you’re probably saying to yourself, “Ok, we get it.  She’s just confessing how busy she is.  Blah Blah Blah.”  Actually, that’s not the confession part at all.  It’s just a bit a back story leading up to the confession.

I confess that I’ve let myself become very lax in preparing healthy meals at home lately.  I find that little voice in my head convincing myself that I’m so busy that I don’t have time to cook at home and I end up just eating out.  While I’ve still be making reasonable choices with my carry-out/restaurant meals and have still been losing weight (thank you, Subway!), I inherently know that meals eaten out just aren’t as healthy as the meals I can make at home.  When I do take the time to cook at home, I can control the amount of salt and fat in the meal.  I never use seasonings that contain MSG.  I use whole grain pastas and breads instead of the non-whole grain counterparts often used in restaurants. You get the picture.

As I’m getting …. *ahem* …. older, I understand that being healthy is a lot more than just the number of calories I consume.  It’s about the big nutrition picture as a whole.  Overall, I just feel better about my choices when I cook at home because I know exactly what I’m getting.  So, my goal for the next week is NO meals out!

What about you?  Anyone care to join me in a no meals out challenge for the next week? Do you find yourself falling into the trap of eating out too often when life gets busy?  Hit us up with your thoughts in the comments section below.  Share your strategies for making a healthy eating plan fit into your busy schedule.

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