thank you both...good ideas I know you're right..fruits and veggies...rarely eat them...but I did buy some of those mini cup grapefruit and not much sugar in them..oddly enough I like them..also bean soup sounds great..someone once made a bean soup with escarole and other ingredients and it was awesome..but I lost that particular recipe..it was an Italian bean soup and so delicious...I doubt I could clone it, but will have to search.
If there is a fresh market near you (fruits, vegetables, meat...) the prices drop down a lot just before closing.
Inexpensive way to go is a bean soup. I'll look for couple very easy recipes for you. You can throw in couple of ham bones or turky or chicken bones for more flavor. I understand how you feel. Take it one step at a time.
Best wishes Mimi
I'll celebrate 12 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2016!
Try stocking your house with fruit. Apples, bananas , oranges and grapefruit are my staples. When I get the munchies, I eat fruit, mostly. It is healthy and filling. No pre-planning required except getting it at the grocery store.
Hi Nancy, You hit the nail on the head to be perfectly honest. I was on an anti depressant a few months back but had to stop because I lost my job and cannot afford them anymore. I am still not working. I do nothing all day long...I sit on my computer mostly playing games. I am so lazy and have zero motivation. I get a little spark of hope now and then, from resources like this one. But I usually give up before I begin to make progress. I get overwhelmed with how bad we eat, and so then I just say "forget it, why bother trying". My husband made me breakfast this morning...5 strips of bacon, 4 eggs and toast. I love bacon..but I would not have it if he didn't make it for me. He's part of the problem....part..I myself assume 90% of the blame for being lazy, and not taking control myself. I feel like I don't know what to work on first...eating I suppose..I drink pop by the gallons, diet or regular...have a sugar addiction, don't move much...I was in a health club, and lost 6 lbs..but had to give up membership due to finances.
Anyway, I feel like someone who cries wolf all the time and no one will believe me anymore if I keep this up and down emotional rollercoaster ride. I just feel hopeless and scared.
I cry out for help now and then, but then people like you, try to help and I go off and lose interest...then my feet hurt or I see my reflection in a mirror, or see how fast I'm going downhill...and want to try again...up and down, up and down...I really hate how I am..thanks for listening and your advise.
p.s. I do take a good multivitamin every day. I also have low thyroid meds too.
It sounds like you are dealing with depression:( I'm so sorry as I know that can really be difficult. I really don't have any answers, other than taking better care of yourself. You might need to see a Dr.
Are you taking a good multivitamin and a D 3 supplement? Getting enough rest and making sure to get in a walk or some kind of activity each day?
I'm sorry I'm not much more help. I do keep my meals simple, but try to stay away from processed foods.
It seems like such a chore for me. When I was younger I didn't mind it and sometimes liked to cook..well mostly bake. But now, I can't get it together. I have problems with planning and it seems when I try to plan a meal and go to the store, I still come home forgetting something...even with a list in my hand.
I think part of my problem is I want to get out of the grocery store asap..I feel embarrassed to be out mostly now, since I gained this extra weight. BUT I still can't seem to plan meals...I don't want to cook exotic foods, just simple healthy things...and it's like I don't know where to begin. I need full menus planned out I think...I so envy those of you who are organized and cook your meals. My meals are still mostly fast foods..ugh!!!
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