Of course, I could. I could go to BJ's or Aldi, buy big bags of frozen vegetable and chicken breasts, cook them, and end up with a fridge stocked with my own "diet" meals. Yes, I could do those things. But I don't. Because it takes a lot of time, motivation, and energy. Currently, I feel I have none of those things.
This soul-suckingly cold winter has killed any motivation I have to leave the house more often than absolutely necessary. Minor, but persistent gynecological issues have me visiting the ob/gyn on a thrice-weekly basis, robbing me of any of the emotional or psychological energy necessary to do much more than get through the day. And why is there so damn much to get through every day? Where does the time go?
|A sunlamp and a jumbo size bottle of Xanax, please.|
Basically, I'm saying homemade diet meals ain't happening.
And, yet, THERE IS A UK WEDDING IN APRIL. I don't want to be the frumpy, slightly oozy American amongst all that British hotness and elegance. So it's diet, walkies, manicure, pedicure, and waxing time. And if diet means "eating frozen meals out of a big box" then so be it.
Groupon currently has a deal for Personal Trainer Food weight loss meal programs. There are two options -- $99 for $200 toward any meal program or $199 for a 28-day REV! meal program which comes with coaching and shizzle. I went with the $99 option and then bought the two-meals per day plan -- that's basically a frozen fully-cooked portion of chicken or beef product plus a side of vegetables per meal -- because the idea of some perky Mary Sue trying to coach me made me shudder. I'm just not up to that, right now.
There all inclusive plan includes breakfast and two snacks per day, but I know I can manage those on my own as it's easy for me to do those things. Breakfasts are likely to be more of the slow-cooker steel cut oats cooked in almond milk or the egg + egg whites veggie bowls. Snacks will continue to be cashews or pistachios and fat-free Greek yogurts, because I love them. And a 5 oz serving of red wine, multivitamin, fish oil supplement, and vitamins C & D per day because my doctors tell me so.
Anyway, this Groupon link may give you another an extra $25 off if two or more people happen to purchase the Groupon through the link before Wednesday, March 4, at 11:43 AM (EST). Shipping is free (i.e., already included in the cost), which is something I have not seen with other mail order meal plans I have received deals for.
My box will arrive Thursday, so expect an unboxing post. I know! The excitement!