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Feeling Guilty

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today hasn't been a very good day. My motivation I am struggling with, as well as my emotions today.

I had a good weekend, but my food habits were terrible this weekend! I tried for the most part to pay attention to what I was eating, but I know I ate a lot more FAT than I usually do. I had way to many starches and carbs this weekend too. DH was in from out of town, he has been training in Houston, and I guess i'm having a hard time figuring out the medium between our eating habits. I did, however, notice it affecting my mood and my energy and for the first time I felt guilty about what I ate. I gave up fried foods and sweet drinks for this month, my effort at changing my habits little by little. I ordered a sweet tea, out of habit, and had to order water because I felt like I was drinking straight sugar!! So I find that a great thing, its only been since the first of the month and I already couldn't stand to drink anything sweet!

Hopefully this week I can get my breakfasts, lunches and dinners all planned out nicely and not be cooking for an hour every night!! I find this very difficult to do, and we are tight with money right now because of this new job leaving a week or so without an income, so I am trying to make everything stretch!
I am also having a hard time remembering to snack between meals! I think I am having even a harder time coming up with snacks to eat during the day that have protein in them.
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    nuts are a great snack (in small quantities) during the day. You get some protein and healthy fats, they help you feel fuller longer!
    1763 days ago
  • EMELEE82
    No worries, girl! You got this. You enjoyed time with family. Just focus on kickin' butt tomorrow. Never give up!

    Do you coupon? It saves us a minimum of 40% per grocery trip. I work full-time and spend 2-6 hours (spread out) every other week preparing a shopping list. Make you menu (casseroles and crock pot dishes are GREAT time savers for weeknight dinners!), check the ads/coupon websites for your area and BAM. Save some $$.

    For recipes Spark has some good ones and I like and

    Balance comes with baby steps and we are all learning here. emoticon

    1765 days ago
    Boiled eggs and peanut butter are great (cheap) protein snacks. I hardly ever hit my protein mark for the day, adding boiled eggs and milk really boost the count.

    emoticon Just remember baby steps, and don't EVER give up!
    1770 days ago
    Wow, I am just moved by the great deal of comments from my post. I've written posts on other "weight loss help" sites and never receive any feedback, or encouragement!! Thank you all for the support, its really amazing to have, and helps me know that this website WILL help me reach my weight loss goals because of the amazing members!! I am having a much better day today, and this encouragement is more than enough to keep me on track!! emoticon
    1772 days ago
    May God bless your success on this journey we all share.
    1773 days ago
    Hang in there, you can do it! Weekends are really hard for me too. I crave snacks when I get bored. Clearly I need to find something active to fill my time with.

    Nature Valley makes a good Protein bar that has 10g protein and only 14g carbs. Nuts are also a good choice, you can portion/bag them ahead of time add some raisins or semi-sweet chocolate chips to them too. Very portable!

    If you don't mind eating leftovers, make big meals and plan leftover nights into your cooking schedule. It's a nice break, being able to just come home and heat something up.

    Finally... let go of the guilt. Tomorrow is another day. We do the best we can, but no one is perfect.

    1773 days ago
    We are all learning how to live a healthy life. It's progress, not perfection. I agree with WORDWOMAN7, don't beat yourself up.

    It has taken me a while to find a good list of healthy meals and snacks that are tasty, economical and easy to prepare. This is a life long journey. You will get there.

    Just keep going! emoticon
    1773 days ago
    You can do it! There are lots of great snack ideas on the SparkPeople website (I like a few almonds or some non-fat Greek yogurt with a little fruit mixed in when I want a protein-rich, low-calorie snack). Don't beat yourself up. Just sit down and write out a plan. Recipes with beans are a good way to keep costs down but get protein and fiber, too.
    1773 days ago
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    1773 days ago
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