Eating away from home is killing me
Saturday, February 09, 2013
The last few weeks have been really hectic here. I wake at six grab a shower jump in the car and take the kids to school which takes about an hour both ways then home to get mom dressed , then off to the hospital, then back home by 2 to go pick up kids home by 4 when I clean the house , help with homework, then back to school for cheer practice, or ballgames, then back home. This isnt even mentioning paying bills,, doing the yard work, washing, ironin, going to the market, getting ready for the pagents, or sitting down just to rest. I am grabbing food wherever the kids or mom decides to go and I am so stressed I just grab whatever usually without even thinking or looking at the menu which is basically burgers fries oir hotdogs, chicken nuggets and I know the places have better choices but its easier to just order what I know. Then its taking time to exercise and I mean really exercise walking or something . Im not at the point of giving up just yet I just need some better time management and more control over my habits.
Im doing this all alone so its harder everyone gets sick of me saying oh I cant have this or that they say we are sick of hearing about that so I just hush and order whatever they have.
I need a better plan I just dont know what its gonna be.
I keep telling myself never give up you will make it I talk to myself all the time trying to keep my old self away from my new self lol they are beginning to collide I have to stay strong and figure this out for myself and see whats best for me but its hard
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I had 4 kids, 3 of them stairstepped, so I spent many years doing the same. Lots of fast food for 3 meals plus at least one snack a day...... It took it's toll on me. Thank goodness the kids are fine and healthy.
Anyways, I wish someone would have told me to get a grip on it, like I am going to tell you Get a grip on it!!!
Seriously though, this is your life for now, choices, so you need to make lifestyle choices with your food also. Keep things like boiled eggs, boiled/baked potatoes, apples, nut butter, popcorn either airpopped or popped in coconut oil. I keep chicken cooked and frozen in my freezer. You just need to be prepared. Take a look at salad-in-a-jar. This all takes some time initially, but eventually you will be ahead and it will not take as much of your time.
So when the kids want something, that is okay (well it is not good for them either but that is not what this is about) so anyways, when they want something fast foody, you can whip out your banana and nut butter. It will at least tie you over until you can get something else.
Maybe use your exercise time to get your meals in order. This journey is 80% nutrition. You can not out exercise a bad diet. So it makes absolutely no sense to work in exercise when you are feeding your body junk. Seriously.
Get your diet ( the foods you eat, not something you are on) get that under control and the weight will start to fall off. And pretty soon, you wont even care or be hungry when the kids want nuggets. Even if you don't have food with you, you will be able to wait until you get home. The icing on the cake is you will be setting the example for your children. Who knows, maybe before long, everyone will want you to pack them a banana, or apple, nut butter, etc.
You REALLY CAN do this!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!
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Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 8:19:03 PM
Oh my goodness, I get tired just reading this. Yikes! I hope you can find a way to do things for just you! I so understand though as for the six years my mother lived in Mexico I was busy looking after things for her. I was so happy when she decided to move in with my sister in the states.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. I for sure do not want to live across the street from all the drama. I know my dh would be thrilled by not me. I feel lucky to at least live where I like even if that means my DH leaves me for months at a time to go visit his grandkids, kids and such.
Do take care of yourself. think of healthy choices if you can, you will feel so much better for it and have more energy for the others in your life.
1686 days ago
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