Thursday, January 8, 2009


Why am I blogging about my lunch? Because I have nothing better to do.

Actually, that's not entirely true...

I have a lot of other things I could be doing... but i'm kinda down about the fact that I haven't been able to take pictures the last couple weeks :(

Tomorrow though, I will be saved! The plan right now is that i am going to be taking pictures of Sgt and Mrs Hub's little family! They are up from their home in NM right now still visiting from Christmas, so hopefully it will work out!

That will satisfy some of my camera withdrawl. I can't wait for my new lens.

Anyways, onto the thing that is keeping my mind occupied at the moment. My current eating status and the lunch i just consumed.

This is my lunch.

(as a side note, my mom is currently imming with me about lingerie. it doesn't matter how old you are, that NEVER becomes ok)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyways... back to lunch.

Back in Septemer or something we (meaning the youth leadership at my church) did a 21 day fast. Not necessarily from all food, but a fast of some sort. I didn't cut out all food, but I did cut out most everything that I actually like. Therefore, I didn't eat much just because my choices really weren't that great. Well, before I delved into that, I had unintentionally cut all sugar out of my diet (save natural sugar from fruit etc) and going into the fast with that already having been established was MUCH easier than going from everything to so little.

I'm saying all that to say, I'm preparing again for the same thing. It's starting beginning on Feb, and (again) I have unintentionally cut WAY back on my sugar intake. I refuse to get on the scales, because i would probably burst into tears to see that i gained back the pounds lost the last couple months, but i would not hesitate to say that i've gained AT LEAST 5 pounds, probably closer to 10.

I feel like an enormous walking marshmallow! Anyways, enough about that. My ultimate goal is that one day I will have worked enough healthy eating habits into my life at a slow pace that eating healthy will not be like this HUGE ORDEAL, it will simply be more a lifestyle. And in many ways, i have incorporated a whole lot of healthy eating habits into my life in the last couple years.

(note: normally, I am a gung-ho doitallRIGHTNOW type of person. however, i have started seeing the serious disadvantages to that mentality and have been trying very hard to just take things slower. it's been working out a LOT better. my life is cleaner in almost every aspect, i feel more organized, and i probably sleep better at night!)

So, the other day, i was at wegmans and although the kashi frozen meal stuff is an obscene $3 something per, i decided to go for it and see if it was going to be a good option for while i'm actually doing the fast.

The conclusion?

It was definitely good. But honestly, not $3 good. I could make it for WAAAAY less. however, it is def a good option if I have no time to cook... but oh wait, i forgot it has pasta. forget it. Now this entire post is pointless. Oh well.

Anyways, I would like to know about you. Do you have things in your life that you find overwhelming to change all at once? ie - eating habits, cleaning habits, exercising etc

have you found any good solutions to changing your lifestyle without getting overwhelmed? I'd love to know!


8 extraordinary comments:

Melissa January 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM  


You are completely out of control!

Erin January 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

Yes...I have many things I find overwhelming to change all at once...every.single.thing. you mentioned. But I've learned a "who cares" attitude over the years, and I must works:-)

Christine January 8, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

yes, tons of things that seem overwhelming... no, no great solutions. For me, a personal chef, exercise coach, and part time nanny would probably do the trick!

Sgt and Mrs Hub January 8, 2009 at 11:15 PM  

We are ALL super excited for tomorrow! I can't wait!!

I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth so I know you can remove a ton of the refined sugar from your diet and be fantastic. Because if I can YOU can. Trust me.


G. January 9, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

Before I had my son, I ate very little sugar, I didn't really have much of a sweet tooth but, other than that I was pretty strict with what I ate. Something happened after I had Kole, and since then I started developing more of a sweet tooth. Not as much desserts as chocolate and other other confections. My solution (sort of) is that I cut back on refined sugars and eat mostly naturally sweetened things and I bake with natural sweeteners as well so, I can still eat the sweet stuff but, it's not so bad for you. Now, my salt cravings...that's another story!

-Bridget January 9, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

Well, that's certainly scads healthier than the Totino Pizza Rolls I'm scarfing down as I'm reading this post.

Lately I've found any change, no matter how slight, to be overwhelming. That's because I've been running at 120% capacity and haven't had room for change. I'm working on changing that for the new year. We'll see how it goes.

Amy Fichtner January 9, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

So true about the lingerie!!! Sp? it never becomes Ok to talk or share it with your mother!!!!

Kristin January 13, 2009 at 1:47 PM  

Like you said, the good thing about cutting out all sorts of good tasting foods is that there is nothing left that you want to eat. When I did this, I stopped thinking of food as something that should be enjoyable, and started thinking of it purely as fuel and nourishment to keep me alive. So for me, the basis of my change was my attitude, not my lifestyle.

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