money troubles and eating well

Monday, September 06, 2010

It has been awhile since I have blogged. School has started back up and I have been running myself raged trying to keep up with both my students and my responsibilities. I have still been working with my trainer (which I am very happy about) but I have not been on the right track as far as my eating goes the past few weeks.

Last weekend I went to West Virginia for a family wedding. The ride up I was pretty good, the morning of the wedding I was good, but then came the night. My father’s girlfriend took my dad, me and my husband out to dinner to a nice little Italian restaurant. I am a sucker for fettuccini alfredo, and I have not had it in probably 5 months. So I splurged and ordered it. That was bad. But then I also had 3 glasses of wine. That was also bad. The good news is that I worked out at the hotel gym, swam in the pool and went tubing with the same group of people and paddled upstream for a large portion of the trip (which was great cardio).

Then back to reality as school started back up for the 2nd week. I was scarce on the food supply at home, so I would eat the breakfast provided at school, not so nutritiously sound. I also had some fast food.

Then I am having some money troubles… I have started back at my school job and so I won’t be getting paid until September 15th and the paperwork for the week I substituted for the summer program was mixed up, so I didn’t get paid for that yet and it will be on my 15th paycheck. My husband does construction with his father for the time being and the homeowner they have been working for has been dodging payments, so my husband has not been paid in over 2 weeks either. We are completely treading water and I don’t like it one bit.

Because of our money troubles, we have not been able to buy groceries and what little food we do have in the house is not healthy. I have been trying my hardest and the pounds I gained over the past few weeks have gone away (back to 164). But I am worried that if we don’t buy some healthy food fast, I will gain even more. Why does eating better have to be so hard and expensive?!?!

I hope the next week brings good news and some good fortune. That’s enough of my rant… good day all.
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    Great advice Seestars.

    I make a great little lunch with frozen stringbeans, 1 can tuna and some balsamic vinegar. I steam the green beans with garlic and a very little bit of olive oil. I then cool, mix with the tuna and balsamic. Very filling, very low cal and all ingredients store for a really long time.

    Keep your chin up and keep plugging along. At some point in the future, these times will make a great stories of how you worked as a couple!

    3351 days ago
    Ramen, frozen veggies, and eggs. All fairly cheap. Keep for a long time so you wont waste money. And fairly (ramen not so much) healthy + balanced. Hope that helps.
    3351 days ago
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