Sunday, January 23, 2011
Bad weeks happen.
It's been a rough WW week and I just don't feel good. It's hard to articulate, but I feel off. It started out fine, jazzed about my big loss and feeling like a world conquerer. But then I made a very strategic mistake: I assumed the three unmade meals from last week's plan would get us through, so I skipped the store. Mr LikesIt assured me that we could run and get he essentials whenever we needed them (ie, milk for our daily lattes), but we did not plan for such things as a huge snowstorm. I should have known. This was dumb.
I actually love the grocery store. I love the entire process: culling through my many recipes to make a meal plan, checking the pantry and fridge for needed items for meals and snacks, organizing the list by aisle, reading labels and specials, and filling the cart with a week's worth of goodies. I even like unpacking them, since it's an opportunity to clean out and organize. An orderly fridge is a happy fridge.
So why did I skip it this week? I have no idea. I am feeling complacent and meh all over. We didn't make any of those planned meals ... I cooked once, I think. That is, unless you count the cookie bars I made "for Mr LikesIt," of which I obligingly ate my half. So that left us with a lot of take out and sort of faked meals, not really the healthiest. Amazing how eating kind of crappy food also makes you feel kind of crappy.
I can't say no to him when he wants something like Mexican for dinner or baked treats in a Wednesday. I am not blaming him for my own lack of willpower, but I don't know how to be strong when his suggestion for Chinese food sounds so much better than grilled chicken. This is something I constantly struggle with. I love to cook, but some nights it's just easier to say yes to whatever thing he wants instead. He is involved in menu planning, so it's not like I am pushing my choices on him, but still.
I decided this week that I didn't want to deal with the scale. I still went to my meeting and got a dose of WW juju for the coming week, but I opted out of WI. Some weeks, it just doesn't happen. And that's ok. I'm back in the game and feeling better today, but I guess I needed a little timeout.
How was your week? Have you ever needed to step away for a day or two?