I'm doing terrible at my diet. Some days I do great and other days my taste buds win and I eat whatever I want. So I pulled a Frued on myself. The sad thing is my realizations are just common knowledge for everyone else! But bare with me for a moment. I'm not bragging but I'm pretty decent with our budget. We live in a very expensive area and we make it on about half of what everyone else is making. It is because we are so careful with our money. Then I started thinking about why it is that I can put our wallet on such a restrictive diet but not myself. If our wallet was alive it, would have starved to death long ago. Why did it work? Ahh Ha, it's because I have a very clear budget. It is written out and it is automatic. I write one check every three months for water and sewage. Everything else is charged to the credit card(I get points for it and pay it in full every month) or is taken right out of checking. I don't have to even think about it.
I like to be organized with our daily events but I can't remember it all. I have a calendar that all the big events are written on and a notebook that I write out everything that needs to be done for the day. A lot of it is repetition but if it doesn't make it to the To Do List, it isnt happening. So the problem with my diet is there is no planning involved. We grocery shop once a month and only buy fruit, vegetables, and milk on the other weeks. I'm reworking our master monthly list. It will be a bit more expensive but it will be worth it. I also need take time every day to have healthy snacks for all of us. If I write "make snacks" on my daily To Do List that will help ensure that it gets done. I think this should help to get this family a little more healthy. We don't eat fast food and very rarely make processed meals but we aren't cooking as healthy as we should. Changing the monthly grocery list should insure more healthy meals. This is going to take a while to see if it works but I think I got to the root of my problem. If you think I need more counseling just let me know!;)
Have a great day,