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Surprise Avocados

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I was on the right track yesterday and starting to feel better physically, after days of feeling ill from eating too much lately. Then my husband walks in the door with these...

He was at Kroger and saw that they were on sale and perfectly ripe. So he gets a hankering for some homemade guacamole and tortilla chips.

So I consumed another astronomical amount of calories yesterday. I don't feel ill today but I also don't feel hungry- so I'm going to eat, but I'm not going to eat as much as I had planned. I don't want to eat too little because I've been SO vulnerable lately and I don't want to trigger a binge.

Anyway- I had considered not doing the food blog because it's going to be boring and uneventful but I really need an incentive to get back on track so I'm going to do it anyway.

We watched the Hungry For Change documentary last night (while we were pigging out... LOL!). While it's really nothing I didn't already know, it kinda gave me motivation to keep to my resolution to get the entire family on board with eating cleaner. My husband is definitely on board and my kids seem to be adjusting pretty well!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GINA180847 1/11/2013 8:13AM

    That does it, I am going out and buying some avacados and a small bag of tortilla chips. That is a great idea and I am pretty sure I can do it in a good amount of calories.

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MYRTROSE 1/10/2013 5:07PM

    It really is true that the good stuff just crowds out the bad.
I used to make 1 vegetable, 1 protein, 1 starch for dinner. Now it's more like 3 or 4 different veggies and maybe no starch!
I'm slowly learning that although my family may miss some of their favorites, they eat what I make...maybe not all of it, but they can't make bad choices if there aren't any!
P.S. I passed the tortilla chips 3 times today at the grocery store before I told myself I'd better hurry up and get out of the store!

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CECISMOMMY09 1/10/2013 4:32PM

    mm nowi want some haha

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CATTUTT 1/10/2013 10:41AM

    Love that quote! 100% faith you will get back on track and kick butt again!


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REFINING_LIFE 1/10/2013 10:40AM

    I need to watch Hungry for Change! Plus, your blog made me really crave some avocado! Good luck getting back on track- you can do it!!

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GINGERHAWK 1/10/2013 10:36AM

  I love guacamole - so good and irresistable! Would you recommend the documentary? I've watched most of the food ones but not this one yet.

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WALKINGMAMMA 1/10/2013 10:28AM

    I LOVE some of my guac!!!! It is super healthy! You can enjoy it as long as you track the calories. Also, you can make your own healthy tortilla chips... Delish! Hope you have a healthy day! emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 1/10/2013 10:25AM

    I have an Avocado addiction. I am luck thoug that here in Delaware I NEVER see them for less than a dollar each and this time a year I am lucky if I fint them for less than $1.50.

I am glad that you are not going to starve yourself as penance. That NEVER works. Returning to your healthy habits and maybe trying to burn off a few of yesterdays mistakes with exercise will help restore balance to the universe.
Remember, you got this far. You have proved to yourself that you have the strength and willpower. Minor setbacks are just that. Release yourself from fear, you KNOW you can fix it!

I like the quote you choose because it's true. Whenever I make it to the Farmers Market my sister and I eat so much healthier by default because there is so much fresh produce in the house and less processed junk. Over the years the balance of the types of food we keep on hand has shifted for the better.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/10/2013 10:08AM

    Loved the film "Hungry for Change"!

I've learned to change the way I "talk" to yummy, tempting trigger foods.

I try to remember that when I say "yes" to Guac and chips, I'm saying "yes" to overeating, guilt and that overstuffed feeling. I'm reminding myself to say "Yes, I want to feel like crap" before I take each bite. I might take two, three or four bites...but then I stop. Who knew? I really don't want to feel like crap!

It has greatly reduced my desire to binge. I'm saying "yes" to great self care and health! I'm saying "yes" to exercise I love! I'm saying "yes" to Spreading the Spark!

Hope you find a way to resolve that internal struggle (before you start wearing it!) You look marvelous!!

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MOONCURLZ1 1/10/2013 10:03AM

    I watched that a little while ago too, it keeps me motivated. I usually watch the documentaries while I work out, so it is usually extra motivation to keep working out! :)

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    emoticon quote! I agree... as I was shopping last night and watched how I was filling my basket with fresh items instead of processed, canned stuff...

When I saw you blog title I was actually hoping you had a good idea for healthy recipes with avocados as I'd like to include them more into my diet but need to research some healthy recipes.

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HUSKERLAND3 1/10/2013 9:54AM

    Good stuff!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/10/2013 9:52AM

    Don't let it get you down. Get up and keep plugging away!

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BEMILLER30 1/10/2013 9:50AM

    I love that quote, that is awesome! It's good that you have support from your husband. I am a binge eater myself, so I can definitely relate.
You've done an amazing job losing all the weight, and you look fantastic. You'll get back on track.
Hope you have a great day!

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TCANNO 1/10/2013 9:48AM

    Sometimes it does good to over eat. The last time I did (going out for a meal) I lost weight, so fingers XXXX

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