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Whole30 is not gonna happen

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I'm too broke. I can't keep buying stuff. I've gone through most of our produce and meat. I've got to just make due with what we have until we start having some money flow so it's a lot of bread and almond or peanut butter right now. And white potatoes. Someone gave us a huge bag of white potatoes.

I was doing so well too! I'm perfectly content to eat that way. If I can just get myself off the sugar, I don't miss it. But it's out of my control and stressing about it isn't going to help at all so I'm just not going to worry about it right now. When everything else is falling apart, weight loss doesn't seem all that important. It still is important to me and I hate that this is just one more thing to trip me up but I'm just going to try to make good choices. Watch portions. Do what I can when I can how I can and try not to focus on my weight. That being said, I weighed in at 168 yesterday. A nine lb gain. It didn't surprise me at all but of course I'm disappointed. Maybe once I'm settled into a routine, I can start getting in regular exercise and that will help me mentally if nothing else.

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KIMBERLY19732 9/12/2013 7:25PM

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SIRENALEANNE 8/16/2013 10:17PM

    emoticon It will get better for this to shall pass.

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HDHAWK 8/16/2013 9:58AM

    If you exercise and keep your portions under control you can still lose. Good luck!

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LEB0401 8/13/2013 5:07PM

    I hear ya, Whole30 is quite expensive. You're smart to put it on the back burner while you get your cashflow back up. My thought on potatoes: even though it's not allowed in Whole30, I think they're fine, fine, fine. Michelle Tam from NomNomPaleo (one of my FAVE cooking blogs) agrees that they're not forbidden for paleoheads like us. I think the Hartwigs made them off-limits because french fries and potato chips would make an appearance in our diets if they were allowed. I stocked up on a ton of them at the farmers market last week bc they were 2lbs/$1. Eat your potatoes without guilt my friend. Cook 'em in a big meaty stew made from sale hamburger meat that wasn't grassfed and don't worry about it. Do the best you can. I would nix the bread, though. I know it's only 99 cents for a loaf, but is it filling you up or providing nutrition? Not really. A little bit of change can buy a can of green beans or a bag of frozen broccoli.

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SOAPSTRESS1 8/13/2013 3:40PM

    There are lots of way to get fresh foods without going to the pricey stores. Head to your local farm market. Be smart spend your money on the nutrient rich veggies, dark greens, oranges and reds. Check your paper there are pick your own and you may even see some free veggies or fruits this time of year that gardners and farmers put out that prefer food not going to waste. Freeze what you can buy in bulk. I live on a budget too bulk of my goes to fresh fruits and veggies. Realize what your budget really is... do not spend out side of it, make a list of what you need to get you through the next pay, shop the food circulars and go for the deals.

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JR0124 8/13/2013 3:02PM

    I'm so sorry to hear things are going a little crazy right now. I"m here to talk if you need to vent!

It can be very expensive to eat fresh all the time but you are smart, I know you can figure it out.

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BONOLICIOUS2 8/13/2013 2:52PM

    I second the first comment - I have started being smarter about the sales and buying stuff that I can freeze. Aldi's is a good option if there is one nearby. Otherwise you are SOOOO right, it is ridiculously expensive to buy fresh food all of the time. I hate when people say "Oh, but your health is priceless!" Things like gas and electric, rent, and other bills are NOT as "priceless" as other things!!!!!!

I know exactly what you mean about weight loss not being as important when other stuff is going on. My brain only holds so many "priority" items and it is easy to let weight loss slip down that chain. I think you've got the right idea though - keep it simple, watch portions, and work out when you can. Every "right" decision adds up! Even when everything else seems to be falling apart.

Chin up buttercup! You're going forward at YOUR pace and that is okay!!!!!

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CANDIK48 8/13/2013 12:49PM

    There are tons of ways to save money and still buy healthy stuff. It might take a little planning but it is doable. I eat a slow carb/high protein diet. I work with a budget and I shop the sales, If I can't find what I'm looking for at the price I want, I get something else. Sometimes it means buying frozen veggies or canned, not fresh. Sometimes it means eating eggs and tuna as opposed to beef or chicken. If I find a sale on meat because it's close to the sell by date, I buy it, break it into usable portions if necessary and shove it right into the freezer. Cheaper cuts are just as tasty as higher end and can be tenderized with marinades. Beans are a great low glycemic, high fiber, high protein food and they're not expensive. (Especially if you do the dried beans. Just soak them overnight and they won't be so uhm, musical later if you know what I mean,) Chunk cheese, not deli, very few processed foods. (Making from scratch is cheaper and more controllable for taste, and content!) I also visit the "off" stores too. Aldi's, Bottom Dollar can offer better prices.

Best of luck to you and hope your situation improves soon!

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MTN_KITTEN 8/13/2013 12:26PM

    Not sure what's going on in your life ... but remember what ever it is it is temporary. When it is all better ... will you have taken care of yourself????

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