I can so relate, I have been letting crap into my house too. It is not easy. The holidays make it harder. We will fight through this. The important thing is that we realize that we are doing it. That is half the battle.
"Finish each day And be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and Absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can."
It does happen, and you certainly have the right attitude this morning. I feel the same way you do about throwing out food, but do get rid of what you can and start afresh. A sure way to stock your home w/ whole, close to the source, beneficial foods is to read the ingredient list before you buy ANYthing! If it's long and there are a lot of ingredients you can't even pronounce - YOU DON'T NEED IT! Avoid added sugars, hydrogenated oils, and artificial ingredients, and you'll be buying food that's good for you and the kids. Good luck, and don't beat yourself up about this. Luckily the kids are young and you have lots of time to send them in the right direction!
I've been struggling with my eating for the past few months, and have unfortunately gained some pounds, and my eating habits are in the toilet...probably the worst they've ever been.
The worst part is, that I realized I'm dragging my kids into it....my daughter came grocery shopping with my yesterday (she's 5), and I let her buy Fruit loops, orea cakesters, chocolate chip cookies, HSM eggo waffles, and an oreo jello dessert thing. I bought myself chocolate chip shortbread, and diet coke. The only regular item from that garbage list is the diet coke, which I am hopelessly addicted to.
So this morning, as I watch my kids drink strawberry milk, and eat fruit loops (my son is 2), I realized that I am destroying their eating habits!! We also have cheerios, raspberries, blueberries, healthy juices, yogurt, and lots of other things that they could have had....I am going to change things, starting today!...I can't throw everything out, but I will get rid of at least half, and not replace it when it runs out....
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