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Challenging weekend

Saturday, January 05, 2013

So it's not really over, but this has been an odd, rather challenging weekend.

We went to my MIL's house yesterday, because we're making preparations to move out there (my FIL is giving us 4.5 acres of land... we're buying a double-wide manufactured home to put out there) and we needed to talk details, do a little window-shopping.

Well, nutritionally speaking, it was a nightmare. They have little food there; when they cook, there are rarely vegetables, and my MIL was trashes all weekend, so we ended up eating out all weekend. Last night was mediocre steak and baked potatoes. The good news was I didn't eat much, because the food itself was terrible.

Today was fried chicken; that I have to report I overate on, because I was SO hungry from the dinner the night before and lack of breakfast. ( I don't do corn flakes, and that's all they had. That and a rotten banana.)

Dinner was a stop at a much-beloved local restaurant that sells Krystal-style mini hamburgers, but they're WAY BETTER, and very awesome.

I did buy myself some coke zeroes so I wouldn't live on their cokes, so that helped some.

My ankle's been bothering me, so I haven't been able to be active at all; I swear tomorrow I'm doing some damn chair workouts, because this is driving me CRAZY.

Tonight I found myself gorging on some chips and dip. Ah well. I'm sitting down to track now, so I'll know the damage. And I had actually LOST a pound the other day.

Tomorrow is a new day, though, and I will be overdosing on fresh veggies and homecooked meals because I AM WANTING GOOD FOOD!
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  • CLARK971
    that must have been very frustrating. perhaps the next time, you can plan ahead and bring some snacks? you probably can't change the way your inlaws choose to eat. that can be frustrating too-especially if their heath and weight could benefit from healthier eating. the inlaws probably don't want to hear about their bad food choices.

    what you can do is focus on you-and bring along some things you want to eat so you don't have to be in a situation to fill up on chips and dip.

    I don't know the answer to this-is it better to have no breakfast or cornflakes?

    good luck. : )
    1964 days ago
    I'm sure you find some good foods at the same place you found the potato chips. LOL I know you know better and can do better so DO IT. I am in the midst of chaos around here with all the wedding stuff and major HORMONAL issues whereever I turn, but I am still maintaining. And we have ALL kinds of WRONG foods around the house now and for the next couple weeks, but I can still find the RIGHT foods. The most important thing though is just keeping the portions small even when it tastes good or is of a food I have NO idea what the nutritional value is. I won't be able to do much working out for the next week or so since I never know when I am having to go get something or whatever. Like I said, CHAOS. But I will continue to eat sanely until I this stuff is all done with and I can get back to MY routine. So stay strong, THINK things through, and Keep the faith.
    1965 days ago
    How frustrating! Enjoy and wallow in your re-immersion to healthy foods!

    (btw ... great suggestion from 1stateofdenial!)

    1966 days ago
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    1966 days ago
    You must be so happy that now your body craves for good food!
    The important part is that you know that the weekend was a bit off and you are back on track!

    1966 days ago
  • BILL60
    Hang tough!!
    1967 days ago
    Considering your plans to move out there, could you use an excuse of 'I need to know which grocery store has the best freggies' to pick up some food for yourself while there? My assumption is you're going to be back there several times before you move in, so it's something to consider. No need to put yourself in the same situation every time if you can attempt to avoid it. Plan ahead to get just enough freggies for yourself and your husband, ask for just a small space in the back of the fridge, and fill it up with what you need to feel better.
    1967 days ago
  • ARW715
    I have MIL food-issues too. I try to always pack snacks when going to the in-laws. Good luck!
    1967 days ago
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