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The Eat To Live Challenge Update & Among Other Things

Monday, May 07, 2012

Well... it isn't goin' so swell. I think out of the entire week, I stayed within my range 3 days. But that's ok. I'm not perfect. :) I'm definitely not beating myself up about it. Just going to have to work on making better choices.

I have a whole nother week until I can do some grocery shopping. I hate being on this food budget from hell. It makes it very difficult --not impossible, but definitely very difficult to make smart choices.

I've had to back off a bit on the whole eating clean thing due to my budget. I can eat clean for about 2 weeks, then I have to make do. It ends up stressing me out, so I'm opting out of that stress factor for the time being. There WILL be a day when it will be a piece of cake. :)

So what I have decided to do is give myself a break. It is next to impossible for me to avoid many of the 'monsters' out there, given my budget, so I am going to have to choose my battles. HFCS will always be one that I choose to battle. I will continue to do my best in choosing my meats wisely. And will still get as close to unprocessed as possible. Organics will have to be few and far between. I need to be smarter about my money. Super smart.

I also need to hop back on the Positive Thoughts bandwagon. They have slipped away from me over the last week. I need them back. :) I am going to start a gratitude journal, to better assist me on my Positive Journey. If you are unsure of what I am talking about, check out . There are many other sources, but this is the basic.

I just need to stop allowing doubt into my mind. There truly is no room for it. I had a few days of weakness and negativity, so doubt saw that as an invitation. But Doubt is NOT invited. I'm gonna have to get the Positivity Bouncers to escort them out. ;)

And on another note. Has anyone heard of Tabata?? I got an email from Shape magazine about some of the top workout myths, and saw a link for Tabata, the 4-Minute Fat-Burning Workout. Sounds very interesting. You can read about it here -->

And with that, I am going to get off here and get to business. Have a National Coach Call to hop onto to better my business, and my mood!

Hope you all have a blessed day!
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    2227 days ago
    I wish I could afford to do all organic, etc. but I'm on a super tight budget, too. I know where you're coming from. Some things that I do that might help you out...explore ethnic cooking, use more beans and lentils, see if you can find a source of local eggs because they are often less expensive than from the store, buying a good bit of my produce frozen is cost effective for me; local honey may not be certified organic but most small scale beekeepers don't use chemicals or meds for the bees and buying local is good! Those are the main things that occurred to me on the spur of the moment. If you want more suggestions or ideas, just message me!!

    I feel the conflict between wanting to buy everything organic and super healthy and eating super clean. It is hard but you can do better than you might realize.

    Be blessed!
    2233 days ago
    You are doing great and I am so thrilled you are blogging again.

    I agree with Tara Baby steps.

    thanks for sharing those workout tips will have to view and do at home.

    hang in there we are all there for you!

    haven't tried the brownies YET but will! emoticon
    2234 days ago
    2234 days ago
  • LADYBUG1107
    Congratulations on staying within your range 3 days last week. That is a positive step.
    2234 days ago
    I love the secret!
    2234 days ago
    its hard to eat well on a small buget...hopefully we can both find new ways to stretch the dollar while, we can do this!!!!!
    2234 days ago
    One day at a meal at a time... one bite at a time!

    You are doing awesome! I am envious and yet I feel a sense of pride that I am able to share your joy and trials.... we all have them... not all of us share them... you have given me inspiration and I will be checking out each of those links in you blog!

    Keep it up... you're doing great!
    2234 days ago
    I think your idea to simplify is key. Heck most of us in the challenge only chose to work on one habit per week and you were attempting 3 so maybe it will be easier to focus on the smaller stuff for now and then let it add up to bigger better habits. I think you're doing great :)
    2234 days ago
  • NIKKIB612
    Love your outlook! Realistic & honest but working positively on becoming the best you that you can be. Good luck on wk 2!
    2234 days ago
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