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It takes effort to be different,

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

but it is worth it. That is a quote I heard for some program and I think I have to agree; especially when I eat out. It is so hard to find health supporting items on the menu at the majority of resataurants.

We have been eating out a bit more than usual these past few weeks and I am amazed at how most items are deep fried or topped with a sauce or gravy. Once or twice I ordered a BLT but decided to have the french fries and I just did not as good as I do when I eat a huge salad of greens and raw veggies. Those times I left the restaurant asking myself why didn't I order a salad and/or baked potato and veggies on the side.

The other day I went to the warehouse store and loaded up my cart with fruits and vegetables. At the checkout, the lady bagging commented "You sure do eat healthy, my cart never looks like this when I go shopping."

Just simple things like ordering at a restaurant and loading up one's grocery cart can cause me to be different, but you know what? It takes an effort to be different, but it is worth it! I feel so much better now and weigh less than I did years ago.

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    its an empowering feeling to lay your grocery items on the little conveyer belt and see healthy fruits and veges. It adds a little bounce to my step and swing in my hair.

    You also have to watch even the healthy foods at restaurants, the outback next to my house the grilled chicken meal is more calories than a steak adn neither are low calorie items. They coat the chicken in oil before grilling and it adds a ton of calories. When I go out, I always order a to go box as soon as they bring the food and take half the meal and go ahead and box it up. This way I know I can eat whats on my plate and if I am hungry later on I have something to nibble on or dinner for the next night (if hubby doesnt eat it as soon as we walk in the door lol) I guess being broke has its benefits, we havent been able to go out to a restaurant in 6 months or longer. Anniversary is next week so I'm sure we'll be making up for lost time.

    emoticon Happy Smiles being sent your way :)
    2417 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Nice blog, good points. Thank you for commenting on my "bully" blog - I appreciate your support. You've definitely got this.
    2417 days ago
    "Just simple things like ordering at a restaurant and loading up one's grocery cart can cause me to be different, but you know what? It takes an effort to be different, but it is worth it!"
    * amen!

    Whenever I eat out for dinner, the salt in and of itself. dehydrates me and makes me feel lousy. Almost invariable i get a poor night's sleep.

    Thanks for commenting on my recent blog i really appreciate it.
    2419 days ago
    I've had those comments at the grocery checkout as well. And not just from the cashiers either, from the folks ahead or behind me in line. But ya know what? I like being different! emoticon
    2420 days ago
    Yes, it IS worth it to be different. Y B normal?
    2420 days ago
    very inspiring! It IS hard to navigate through confusing menu's, and then likely confusing the server, etc etc. It can seem easier to just throw in the towel and get 'the special' : (. I am guilty of that!

    Kudos for your healthy cart contents and for a great approach to health!
    2420 days ago
    It is well worth the effort. I would rather be different than to be suffering like most people are on the standard American diet. Thankfully we are enlightened to a better/healthier way to live.
    2420 days ago
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    2420 days ago
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