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Day 20: a muddle of my life right now. complete with cranky baby.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I'm hereby stopping today to say FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY GET THE PROCESSED CARBS OUT OF THE HOUSE BEFORE I EAT THEM ALL!!!

I think I need a new plan. Something to 1. get me excited like I used to be and 2. to give these days some structure.

I'm in the middle of a crazy crazy (AMAZING!) life change, no longer working, and I'm not sitting down to eat. Instead, I pick off of something (yesterday I ate 4 servings of instant oats. Because they are instant and I was hungry and I didn't want to make anything) or eat cheese. Neither of these things are very good. But they are fast and taste good.

Time for a plan, yes?

Also, I haven't mentioned this yet- our house is sold!! We put it on the market a couple weeks ago with intention of immigrating. And it's sold! Ironically, next week is our final interview for hubby's green card and then we can buy tickets and sell all our stuff.

And by sell all our stuff I mean I HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE TO PAY ACTUAL REAL MONEY FOR ALL OF MY CRAP.

Thirdly, I'm officially setting a short term goal. I estimate we have 8 weeks left in South Africa. In these 8 weeks, I hereby aim to:

1. Work towards doing one actual real life pushup. This means daily incline pushups and modified planks. If nothing else, I can do these two things.

2. Drink 2 jugs of water. I've been half assing the last 3 days so back on that!

3. Eat clean! (this is going to be the hardest one!)

I'm borrowing mojo from my SP friend Jacobsbeloved and planning my morning/afternoon and having a tasty dinner at night. So, this means something like

Breakfast: Greek yogurt and fruit with 1tsp honey
Morning Snack: boiled eggs
Lunch: Salad with some protein
Afternoon Snack: raw veggies and dip
Dinner: Something homemade, clean and delicious.

It's going to be tough. But I want to step onto American soil in something other than sweatpants and maternity jeans.

Also? I have a teething cranky baby. Someone help me.
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STEPH-KNEE 10/1/2013 9:16PM

    Can I just say that I'm proud of you for working at this NOW?! Seriously. You could easily say "I need to deal with raising a family, and preparing for a move out of the country, I don't have time for this healthy eating crap." But instead you are taking it all on in addition to all the other changes that you are dealing with. That takes a strong woman.

That is so funny you mentioned trying something DIFFERENT to spark some excitement. And it sounds like Alyssa's plan might just be the one to do it for you! I am working on reworking my eating for a change of pace but also because of my arthritis flare up. Some foods MIGHT help ease some of the inflammation so I am going to work towards health and not just my everything in moderation. I am not giving up certain things, but taking a step back from refined carbs is going to be my first order of business. :)

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JACOBSBELOVED 10/1/2013 3:45PM

    Seriously! Try it! I've found that I can eat things during the day that might be a bit boring but knowing that I have something exciting and delicious for dinner makes eating the boring stuff bearable. And lunch and breakfast don't have to be boring but to me it is compared to dinner. For instance, the other day I had Greek yogurt, a piece of fruit, and some coffee for breakfast. For a snack I had a plum. For lunch I had a big salad with grilled chicken. For a snack I had some soy nuts. BUT! For dinner, I had something called a "tater tot casserole". In this tater tot casserole it had tater tots, bacon, chicken, a little bit of milk, and cheese. It's an absolutely horrible thing to eat but hubby and I had been wanting it so we made room for it throughout the day. And at the end of the day, I still needed to eat about 200 calories so I could be in range. Eating the boring stuff during the day was sooo worth it to have that tater tot casserole.

I do this constantly and it works for me. I've been losing weight and feeling better, so I know it's working. I know that if I have a boring dinner, then I'll want to eat more later. If I have an enjoyable dinner, then I feel satisfied by feeling both full and happy that I ate something I really liked.

So, are you moving back to the States?? I'm eager to hear what's in store for you and your little family. It sounds like big changes are in store!

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WINDSONG26 10/1/2013 9:08AM

    We have faith that you will find the balance that you so desire, my friend

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ALICIALYNNE 10/1/2013 8:34AM

    :::hugs::: regarding the teething babies. Very rough times indeed!

Throw the carbs out. Seriously. It's what I had to resort to - throw them away and don't buy more. Can't binge on what you don't have!

Keeping fingers crossed for the final interview next week!

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WHITNEYLD 10/1/2013 8:14AM

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