Let’s Talk Food

18 Apr

I have a confession — I have not been eating well at all. Dinners out galore (not good for my waistline OR my wallet), lots of beer and cocktails, and out of control snacking has made my weight go up a bit lately. Usually I just don’t worry about the scale at all — I focus on how my clothes fit, but those are also a bit tight so the time has come to do something about it.

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The problem is motivation. While my motivation to work out hasn’t waned (much), my motivation to eat the right way has been nil. The warmer weather brings lots of hang outs with friends, which usually include alcoholic beverages and food.

However, one definite good thing is that I am devouring produce like crazy lately.

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Especially tomatoes and avocados. I’ve really missed them over the winter! If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy an egg sandwich, mashing an avocado on one half and slicing a tomato on the other half is perfection, I tell ya.

But here’s the thing: I need more help than just adding healthy things back into my diet. I need to cut back on the fatty foods, and my portion sizes. I’m about to make another confession and I hope you don’t judge me. Last night, when I got home from work (late), Zach wasn’t home. Since I didn’t have anyone to cook a healthy meal for, I decided to make myself some macaroni and cheese.

Bad idea.

I really like macaroni and cheese. I can’t control myself around it. I made it and thought, “I can have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!” — there weren’t any leftovers.

Yep, I ate 990 delicious calories of macaroni and cheese. Now, I’m not beating myself up over it — today is a new day — but I did feel awful the rest of the night because I was way too full. No lean protein, no veggies. Just enriched white macaroni covered in salty cheese. Yuck! I think it was the push I needed — I decided to start Weight Watchers, again. But this time I’m doing it right! I actually signed up online and paid the $60 for 3 months. I know I’ll stick with it if my money is on the line.

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So, I started tracking today. I’m feeling better already! Plus, I probably will love it when I fit into my wedding dress in 5 months 🙂

Question of the Day:
Have you ever eaten an entire box of macaroni and cheese? Please tell me I’m not alone. 

 

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3 Responses to “Let’s Talk Food”

  1. di @ life of di. April 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    You are not alone – and trust me, there are much worse things to eat than a box of mac and cheese. Try half a container of Justin’s Almond Butter or a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food (hello, diane). We all over-indulge from time to time. I really think it’s normal (especially when things are stressful or busy) The good thing is – you see that you would like to change your habits and that really is the first step. Next step is slowly changing your diet. When you and your man go out, order something with more veggies and less sugar and fat. It’s hard at first but remember why you’re doing it – for you!

    • kristyshealthrevolution April 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Thank you so much for that!! I definitely needed it. Maybe I am beating myself up a tiny bit, after all 🙂

      But I also just need to remind myself that it’s silly to be very committed to a fitness regiment and then fill my body with crappy food!

  2. sweetchicwrites April 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    That egg sandwich with avocado looks AMAZING! I will definitely be trying that. And to answer your question – you are NOT alone. Most of the time when I ate Mac & Cheese, I ate the entire box to myself. Now I look back and wonder how I could have done that! It truly is delicious but that’s so unhealthy. Sometimes it is good to take a break from dieting and indulge a little bit as long as it doesn’t change your healthy lifestyle!

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