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Friday, January 07, 2011

I hate to sound like a complainer as I feel that's all I've been doing this week but I'm totally frustrated with this whole nutrition thing. I can't afford to follow the diet set out by Spark so I have just been living off the same foods every meal every day. This is getting very boring. I swear if I never eat another wrap again it'll be too soon. Well so today I tried something new. I had a bagel with cream cheese. Not too bad but when I added that to my Caltrate, V8, and banana my breakfast ended up over 500 calories! I was appalled! So then I stressed for the rest of the day about what I could and couldn't eat. I did have a great dinner of Chilli Cheese Dog Nachos from Hungry Girl. That plus my V8 was only 268 calories but that ended my day 14 grams short in the protein department. I ended up having to wait for several hours to get hungry again then eat half a can of light tuna to get my protein. I don't know if I should really be this stressed and worried about what I am and am not eating. I'm doing great in the fitness department having far exceeded the goals set for me in the minutes and calories burned for the week. In fact I'm quite enjoying the exercise. If you could just eat whatever and then keep working out I would do great but I know you have to have the whole package. I'm just really wondering if this is going to be something I can sustain for the long haul or if I need to find some other way of eating healthy without boring myself to death. emoticon
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    I find it very helpful to make big batches of stuff and freeze it. I don't mind eating the same thing a few days in a row, but not day and day out for weeks. I make Chili with ground turkey, black bean and sweet potato soup, pita pizzas, fajitas, stir fry etc etc and keep leftovers. There are tons of options, it's just a matter of developing a repertoire. If you live somewhere where you can BBQ all year round, even better - the possibilities are endless. If you're interested I can send you some of the recipes I like.
    2991 days ago
  • MAGGIE805
    I hear ya! I cook for one. Me. It's always so hard to find different things to eat each week. Whole Food has some great and healthy stuff though. It's reasonably priced. Sometimes I go to the meal bars and load up on stuff for the week or I get a rotessirie chicken. It's amazing what you can do with rotessirie chicken. Taquitos, salads, sandwiches, etc.
    2993 days ago
    That makes two of us.
    2993 days ago
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