Great news on the fiance's job! However, I totally get your worry about boredom/lonely eating. My suggestion is to prep your meals over the weekend, and stick to your eating plan all week. I've been doing this for the past year, and it's been very helpful. Primarily, I have NO time/desire during the week to cook dinner, so meal prep helps me find time to work out rather than have to choose between a workout or dinner (dinner would always win, lol).
Here is what my meal prep looks like:
Time: I do my shopping on Saturday morning, and then my meal prep on Sunday morning/afternoon, depending on how lazy I feel, lol. Once I know what I want to eat during the week, meal prep takes about 2 hours.
Non-food essentials: Crock pot, Rice cooker, Tupperware
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt and 1/2 cup frozen vegetables (add honey to taste)
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oats and 1/2 banana and cinnamon (or brown sugar if you need it sweeter)
- 5 eggs + ham + veggies - Cook in a large pan then divide up into 5 tupperware containers
Make 3 tupperware containers of each, or 5-7 of one and you have breakfasts for the whole week! Some people need variety, but I find that I eat basically the same thing over the week.
-Rotisserie chicken, spinach, and veggies - Divide up into 4-6 salads for the week
-Veggie-tofu stir fry - Cook a large pan of it and divide up. Microwave as needed.
-Tuna Mac n'cheese - Cook in a medium pot and divide
-Crock pot recipe - Find your favorite crock pot recipe, cook all day Sunday, and divide up into 4-6 containers.
-Rice cooker - Brown rice and veggies with chicken or shrimp
You get the idea
I got my husband into this too, and it's really helped us stay away from fast food during the week. Try it for one week and see if it's right for you. I've found that consistency helps me stay on track. Hope this was helpful to you too!