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I'm spending today on my computer figuring out a meal plan for my family. It will be a blend of Explorer and Teacher, with my youngest on the explorer plan, and my oldest on the teacher plan. This was mainly my husband's idea because he is ready and willing to try the diet full-bore now, both for weight loss and long-term health. So, that's an opportunity I'm not going to pass up! He doesn't have very much weight to lose, but for a teacher, the long-term implications outweigh the weight implications when it comes to diet. That's the case for everybody, but O explorers tend to have longer lifespans than A teachers, so I want to extend his years (mine too, of course). From the Dr. Laura perspective, too, I need to be taking better care of him, food-wise. He often fends for himself while I scramble to make something for the kids and myself. That can be overcome with planning, and then executing the plan. Everyone in the family will benefit from that.
I have to say that I've had a good week diet-wise. I did an explorer cleanse, along with a couple days of vegetable and fruit fasting (eating just veggies and fruit). That got my appetite more in line, and made for a more compliant week. The explorer cleanse seemed to work a bit better than usual, sometimes I can't really tell a difference, it's so gentle, but this time I could tell. I'm in a weight-loss slump, however, and fighting frustration with this day of planning.
I'm also in a workout slump. I tweaked my rotator cuff (practicing break falls on the high school track pole-vault cushion). My doctor told me to take it easy on my shoulder, but I'm feeling the need to get some motion now that the soreness is gone. I want to get back to taekwondo next week. I meant to go back today, but it was a rough night at our house, so I didn't make it.
Anyway, lots to do...comparison charts of explorer and teacher food lists, and menu plans, with grocery shopping tomorrow.