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August 12th - Day 11

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ooops - labeled my last blog entry wrong - it should have been days 9-11.

Anyways, yesterday I think I fell the entire way off the bandwagon. I have recognized that the past week I have been "emotional eating" like crazy... and the scale shows it.
Yesterday I did have some victories (like skipping the pizza at my school function and skipping going out to eat after the school function) but when I got home - admittedly I still didnt eat the best food that I could have.

Everything seems to be irritating me lately. I buy healthy food (like salad and veggies) and a day later it is moldy and rotting in my fridge (thanks, Wal Mart)... But where else should I buy good healthy food? Nowhere around where I am sells GOOOD produce - except for the farmer's market - and I would LOVE to buy my veggies there - but realistically - who can afford $3/tomato?? Not me... I guess in the end at least I wouldnt be wasting the food because it wouldnt rot like the Wal Mart stuff does... but still cannot really afford it.

So the scale hasnt been my friend - neither has my moods - but today I am trying to force myself back into the right frame of mind. I read something today that I really liked in regards to emotional eating:

"Do you want the food you have been craving for an hour, or the body you have been craving your whole life." What a great way to put it into perspective!!!

I have a work function tonight but I plan to go home and definitely get in some exercise. I need to be getting more sleep too, but I'll have to take that one step at a time - because there just is not enough time in the day to get everything done. More updates tomorrow on how today went... I plan to stick to my calorie ranges from now on (and so far so good for today).

Fingers crossed. I want this bad enough that I really think I can do it if I put my mind to it.
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    We do have some frozen veggies - but for salads and stuff I try and buy fresh. Admittedly my fridge probably needs cleaned out and wiped and disinfected... maybe I will try that and see if it helps! It is even unopened packages, though, that are giving me trouble. BUT - it is definitely worth a try :)
    1773 days ago
    That sucks that your healthy food purchases have not been lasting long! Out of curiosity, do you routinely clean your refrigerator's shelves and drawers? Sometimes, mold spores can be really stubborn and can hang around even after you've gotten rid of the offending "freggies", especially if they've been stored outside of tupperware or plastic.

    Do you have room in your freezer to put frozen vegetables? They're usually pretty economical and all you have to do is stick them in a steamer/boiling water/microwave. Those are what I usually turn to when I have those, "OMG screw cooking but I'm feeling too cheap to eat out either" nights.

    I hope you reach your goals for today and start feeling better soon!
    1773 days ago
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