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OK, so I tried it

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I ate only whole foods for a week. It was enjoyable, and I felt good. But, it is very difficult for me to completely change my eating habits while in nursing school. I need to take time to find meal ideas, and cook them, and plan ahead. And I don't have a lot of extra time to do that. It kind of felt like a job. (maybe in december when this semester is over I can devote some time to this)

However....there are things I learned. I can try to make healthier choices when I am stressed. One thing I liked about my week on whole foods, was that I ate less sugar. Actually not much sugar at all. Then came 2 days at the hospital for clinicals followed by an big exam, and BAM...all bets were off. So, I think I can start with smaller things, like sugar. OR managing my stress better.

So, that is how I will approach this. I will reach my goal on somewhat "whole" healthy foods and exercise! :)

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    My sister rocks! You're inspiring, Erinn! I need to try to eat just one meal a day of whole foods. I really should try.

    Love you!
    2469 days ago
  • FRANCO1230
    Wow, an entire week on only whole foods is a real accomplishment. Way to go on that one!!! I totally agree with you that planning ahead and preparing meals is a job all in itself!!! (As if we're not busy enough that we need to be personal chefs, too...lol!) Hang in there...one step at a time! Yes, focus on small things, one at a time until they become second nature, then try adding something new to the program. I don't think things ever truly calm down as much as we would like them to...(at least not until retirement :)...so just do what you can. It's always going to be a work-in-progress.

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    2492 days ago
    Well at least you tried and are learning small things you can do while busy and stressed and also tools that will help you later when things calm down :o) Hang in there!
    2492 days ago
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