Ok, I have to admit it, I am pathetic lately. As some of our readers may agree with that, I use it in jest as I have found that with relocation comes unhealthy eating habits. Today’s blog is all about why we eat what we eat, and the excuses we make to get through another day.
Again, this blog was always meant to be a no-nonsense kind. You want to relocate? You are going to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from us. As you read yesterday, I have been busy with JUST organizing pictures for FOUR straight days. After you have been sitting on a floor for that many days, and several hours at a time, my back killed. Who wants to cook after doing that? While I was doing that, hubby is busy working his job or other tasks for the move- he doesn’t want to cook either. Who can blame him? The kids are starving because they haven’t eaten in an hour, so fast food becomes so easy that it’s scary.
I have watched “Super Size Me”- I know the dangers of eating this junk- so why am I? It’s that DARN convenience! The busier we get, the more we eat out. I did order a salad today, which was heaven to my digestive system. If I could have a personal chef and a trainer, I would! LOL We HAVE food in the house, we are just to tired to care about making it. You think it’s bad now, wait until we are in our home with nothing to cook WITH, on the road to Florida, or the 30 plus days in a hotel room while we look for our home.
We budget, we plan out our meals- again, sometimes we are just to tired to care. So how do we combat this? I have been taking vitamins lately, and they seem to help keep my energy level up. We have so much to get done, and being DAY 90 today, we have to pick up the pace. Maybe if we made a bunch of meals one night, then froze them and warmed them up? Making smaller meals that take 15 minutes or less perhaps? I really encourage you to comment on this- we can use the advice!
Along with eating like crap, our motivation for exercise has come to a slow halt. What once were the days of Wii Fit every morning in my Old Navy yoga pants (which are AWESOME by the way) have turned into mornings of running errands and keeping busy outside the home. Again, this is such a HUGE reason of why we are leaving WI. The snow and cold puts everything at a stand still for months on end! We can’t do our normal walks when half our neighbors don’t shovel their sidewalks, and the others have just enough ice to do some serious damage if we slip. The cold weather almost INVITES you to stay inside, under a blanket, and snuggle in a ball while you watch T.V.
I bought dressing- it’s just too bad I forgot that it’s so much better with salad. Yes, you read that correctly. I put off buying the salad, we both do, because it goes bad so quickly. We almost have to run and get it the day we want it for it to be any good. We do drink less soda these days- after reading that article on the dangers of Diet Sodas, we toned it down quite a bit. We buy the bottled water, although I always feel like a sucker when I do. (I always think to myself, “You know Ellie, you have the same stuff coming out of your faucet at home.” LOL)
We have all been there- and if you haven’t, you are a LUCKY person! Where we pull out that size of pants that you are SURE fit you the month before, or a year before, or the DAY before… and they are tight or don’t fit at all. It would be nice that I get SOOO busy that I forget to eat and then I can just waste away to a possible size 8, that would be nice. I would so love to get off the diet rollercoaster, as I have had quite enough of this ride. I KNOW what I am putting in my mouth, so WHY do I still do it? It all fits together, and I just need a reboot in my brain to make it all make sense again. It’s hard to balance it all- I would like to accomplish my dream without walking into the state of FL obese.
I think once Spring hits, we will be motivated to move, physically and mentally. We walk 4 miles a night during the summers here, so once it gets to 40 degrees, we will be out there! I had thought about for every time we want to eat out, we throw the money we would have spent, into the change jar. It’s such a waste to spend it on food that doesn’t make you feel good at all. So why do I buy it again? Oh yeah, the convenience! Maybe we will have it like on “Back to the Future 3” where you just put a small packet into the microwave and it comes out a full dinner- that is MY kind of cooking!!
So I ENCOURAGE you to sound off on what YOU do when you are busy and you have to eat quick- maybe we can all share our tips and tricks and help each other out. God bless and have a great day!