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Eating "heavy"food out of control(But not beating myself up about it)/WATP Workout

Sunday, August 11, 2013

For the last two weeks maybe three, I haven't been the best at eating healthy. I've been eating nothing but tacos, spaghetti, raisin bran and applesauce, in addition to pastries. I feel disgusted with myself, but I'm not beating myself up about it. I haven't felt bloated or anything. I just feel like crap after I've eaten something heavy. Don't get me wrong, I've been eating fruits and vegetables here and there on a budget when we can afford it, but when those fruits and vegetables leave the house, I'm back to eating "junk" I don't want to.
We don't have a local farmers market near by, but we do have an Aldi's Grocery Store, I've been wanting to check out. Never been there.

How do you guys face different food challenges? How do eat healthy when your on a budget or when there's nothing healthy to eat?

I have been exercising anywhere from three to four days a week using Walk Away The Pounds by Leslie Sansone. I can only do the 1-Mile Walk for now. The name of the DVD is "4 really big miles". I've been doing this DVD workout since August 2nd, off and on. I'm surprised I can keep up! One step at a time.

Starting tomorrow, I'm going back on my healthy eating journey. I feel much more better and energetic when I do. The last several weeks, I've felt very sluggish and brain fog, all behind the food choices I've made. How do you begin eating more fruits and vegetables?

Take Care and Have A Good Week!
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DREAMMIIND22 8/12/2013 2:58PM

    Thank You all so very much for your kinds words and advice!

I'm kicking my pastry problem to the curb! lol lol Like you guys have said, it's better and cheaper to get a 1lb bag of carrots under two dollars than a big bag of chips at that price. You'll have a lot more carrots than chips. I shouldn't use my excuse for eating sweets to cover up on fruits and vegetables. I can take that same price for those sweets and use that towards getting fruits and veggies on sale.

What do you guys think about using frozen spinach in place of fresh spinach in smoothies? I think it's a great way to save money. Never tried frozen spinach in a smoothie, but would LOVE to!

I've kicked a lot of bad habits away, that were affecting my body. I like the WATP workouts so far. I can't keep up, but I do just the same amount as Leslie and her walkers on the tape.

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.DUSTY. 8/12/2013 2:41PM

    You said you've been "eating nothing but tacos, spaghetti, raisin bran and applesauce, in addition to pastries".

If for some reason, during a period of time that's all you have there's no reason why you can't have 1 taco, a serving of raisin bran, applesauce and pasta. Of course I'd leave out the pastries:) There's no need to just give in to it all.

When it comes down to it, it's all about the calories. It's best to have fruits and vegs of course, but like I said if there are a few days during the month when you don't you can still measure and count calories of what you do eat.

Don't let being on a budget be an excuse. There are always work-arounds. SparkPeople has lots of articles you can read too.
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LOSTLIME 8/12/2013 12:28PM

    emoticon I live on a tight budget. I buy fresh veggies and fruit that are on sale. I use them first and then go for the frozen fruit and veggies. I do have some canned if I run out of the frozen but I don't like them as much. I know that I don't always eat enough veggies but I do try. Hang in there. Don't get discouraged. Just keep your portions
on the right track. You'll start seeing small results.

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THOMS1 8/12/2013 10:06AM

    Check out the Aldi's. We have one about 15 minutes away and their fruits and veggies are very reasonable. What's with the pastries? When you can't afford the so called healthy food then go with portion control.

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NANCY- 8/12/2013 8:43AM

    Congrats for sticking with it.
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WATP is great stuff. You are doing great!

As for the food. Actually I think the fruits and veggies are cheaper. Yes I did say that. I can buy a pound bag of ready to eat baby carrots (organic even) for under two dollars. A bag of chips costs more and does not last as long.
Some produce may seem expensive, but when you think about it ... it really isn't. I buy Persian cukes for our lunches, costs about the same as a bag of good cookies. One orange or lemon sliced into a jug of water costs less than soda.
Frozen works well too. I got a package of kale for 99 cents. That with a can of beans 89 cents and 4 small sweet potatoes is dinner for 4. My guys put salsa on top, I sprinkle nutritional yeast( it took me 4 months before I bought it, tastes sort of like parm cheese)

Give yourself credit , you are making changes. I slowly switched out my purchases and made the investment in myself. As time goes on you will find it is easier to eat on a budget and find what works for you. I'm excited... grapes 99 cents a pound this week... yum frozen grapes.



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XCLOSED 8/11/2013 10:37PM

  yeah, it's hard but I discovered it makes a huge difference if I buy the sale freggies and supplement from freezer/cupboard if I have to. I do my freggies first, then fill in the rest. Year round, I've found Costco to consistently have the least expensive frozen berries. We don't have a Sams. And it's a big bag but goes far... I watch for the canned specials on coupon at Krogers. It all helps!

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DREAMMIIND22 8/11/2013 7:56PM

    81MSMITH1 and JOYOFMYLIFE, Thanks! Silly Me! lol I totally forgot about frozen fruits and veggies. In our household, it's better to get frozen produce than fresh because, like you guys said, it saves more on your budget and frozen is just as good as fresh.

A few years back, I used to add frozen berries to my smoothies and oatmeal as well.

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JOYOFMYLIFE 8/11/2013 7:38PM

    It is very expensive to buy fresh fruits and veggies. I am not on a really tight budget but I do have the challenge that I really only shop once or twice a month. When I do go shopping I get fresh produce that is a good deal and I buy what I can use in just a few days so it doesn't go bad. What I do to compensate for fresh produce is stock my freezer with frozen veggies and fruit. They say it is just as nutritious as fresh. I love frozen berries in smoothies and cooked in oatmeal. emoticon

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81MSMITH1 8/11/2013 6:22PM

    I don't know what your grocery budget is like. I spend $40 a week max on groceries for one person.

I am all about the reduced items -- reduced vegetables, reduced fruit, reduced meat. I also freeze everything I can. If it is a big bag of reduced vegetables I take them home and keep some out for the week and freeze the rest.

I find the reduced produce saves me a lot of money and then I can still buy things like milk and cheese (when it is on sale) and stay within my budget. If I didn't like dairy so much, I might be able to spend less, but so it is.

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