Fun week and the discovery of bulk foods
Saturday, March 27, 2010
So this week was crazy. My ministry and I left for Oregon on a spring break trip: Back to the Beach! It was a lot of fun. It was kinda crazy though, and in terms of my structured eating it did NOT go well. I didn't log what I ate for three days, which is not good, but there was no internet. However, my eating went REALLY REALLY WELL!! I was so encouraged!! It all started when my caravan group stopped at KFC. I was hungry, but fortunately I had eaten a peanut butter sandwich before and managed to avoid that greasy, gross 'chicken'. So not only did I save around $7, I also didn't eat 1,000 calories or more of pure grease and fat, which was a huge deal for me. I used to feel really insecure when I didn't eat when all my friends were. I don't know why, I just didn't want them to think I was weird or something, which is weird because I always respected my friends who DIDN'T eat with the rest of us. Like, somehow they were strong and I had just caved -- I spent way too much and ate way too much.
But yes, so that was my first victory, and it just got better from there! I took some food with me to make in case there was no healthy food at the beach house, but fortunately there was. I had a lot of peanut butter sandwiches on wheat bread instead of carb-filled sugar-y foods. It was tough, too! So many times i thought, "just one piece of candy will be fine" or "how bad is white flour noodles anyway?" but I didn't do it.
Even on the way back, we stopped at Burger King (I was in a car full of people who were very unsupportive of my diet, haha), but fortunately there was a Fred Meyers across the street. I discovered something BRILLIANT: BULK FOODS!! They're so cheap! I got about three pounds of flax seeds for $4, a couple pounds of oatmeal, brown rice, seeds, etc. for just a few dollars! It was AMAZING. Now I just need to find a place that sells that stuff in Seattle. I haven't seen it yet, but I'll keep my eye out.
Needless to say, I'm way excited to get back on track with logging my food and exercise.