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again with the starting over!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

So I've mostly recovered from my bout with deathly deathly illness (see previous post for details) and am officially cleared to exercise again as long as I don't feel short of breath at all (woohoo!) and I am so ready to get back into the groove! This past week has been full of pizza, no exercise, feeling poopy, and general ick, and I've been looking at my food journal and realized I've been eating like crap for a while now. I think cleaning up my act food wise and easing back into the exercise will improve my outlook a ton (I've also been kinda mopey/lacking ambition lately and would like to get out of that mode asap).

To fix that, I took a trip to the farmer's market this morning and picked up snap peas, radishes, lettuce, & green onions, then headed over to Trader Joe's (on a side note, I'm increasingly wild about TJ's...at first I was cranky with them b/c they opened their store and the co-op across the street moved out of the neighborhood, but I still go to the co-op in their new location, and TJ's is waaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper for the organic pre-packaged goodies I buy...I still buy my bulk stuff at the co-op, but dairy, meat, and snacky food is TJ's now)..anyhow, TJ's yielded eggs, butter, milk, mushrooms, sliced gouda, chicken thighs, and penne pasta...I foresee some chicken marsala in the very near future, and some salads, and perhaps grilled cheese smamiches.

I was doing our budget stuff on Friday and noticed a sharp uptick in the eating out trend lately...so I think if we scale back our dinner plans to simple food that's quick and easy to make, we won't order in food instead, and thus I'll at least be eating healthier by default (I'd be hard pressed to do worse than half a pizza in my own pantry). It will also cut down on the massive quantities of dirty dishes I've been avoiding lately...hehe...who knew my sanity was tied to my grocery list!?
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    Im so happy you are feeling better! Starting with food is definitely my go-to start-over boost...cooking a healthy meal always makes me feel better!
    2714 days ago
    Agree with April... I can't even count how many times I have "started over"! Key is to keep trying, and NEVER give up!

    I got to the point last month where I realized we were eating out WAY too much, and realized that it was not only taking a huge chunk out of our budgets but it was stopping me from accomplishing my goals. In fact, it was completely hindering me. So we went cold turkey! Limited to special occasions (and not made up ones.. like "It's Friday!!") and 2x/mo. I DESPISE dishes, and have been having a hard time keeping up with them.. but I'd rather be washing dishes all the time than trying to squeeze into my clothes!

    Trader Joe's is my mother ship!

    Glad you're feeling better and got the OK to start working out again. The motivation will come.. sometimes you have to just start going through the motions until it comes.. that's what has always worked for me :)

    2714 days ago
    There are no limits to the number of times we can start over (luckily for me)! The ordering in/eating out conundrum is a wicked one. Keep posting how it's going, especially if it's going well, and maybe I'll be motivated to try a little harder in that department. :)
    2714 days ago
    Glad to see you're feeling better! Great plan in the works:)
    2715 days ago
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