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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! :)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEPKITTY 10/16/2010 1:51PM

    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!

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FRANCO1230 9/23/2010 2:05PM

    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,!) Hang in 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 :) just do what you can. It's always going to be a work-in-progress.

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HOLLYNOEL75 9/23/2010 11:53AM

    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!

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