Can I be honest? (Well, that’s a silly question – I’m usually pretty honest around these parts )
A few weeks ago I committed myself to taking part in the 10-Pound Challenge being hosted by Newlyweds On A Budget. At the time I acknowledged that the timing wasn’t great, given that I’m grieving a breakup.
I’d like to go back and clarify that statement. Trying to lose weight during a break up is just about the stupidest thing I can imagine. ‘Nuff said.
But I’ve definitely slid too far the other way. When I’m stressed or sad, the first thing that goes is cooking for myself and making healthy food choices. I’m never a terribly junky eater, but there’s a world of difference between baking some chicken and picking up a Lean Cuisine supper or a frozen pizza. I’ve spent a fair amount of my grocery budget on Lean Cuisine and frozen pizzas recently.
Yesterday I had two wake-up calls. The first was when I opened my fridge and smelled something really terrible. Let’s just say that there’s conclusive evidence that I have not been eating my vegetables for the last several weeks.
Later in the day I had stomach pain unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. I got scared that I might have a problem with my appendix. It resolved after a few scary hours, but it definitely got my attention.
Time to start paying more attention to what I’m eating.
So tonight – a new leaf! There is currently a beef stew cooking in my Crock Pot overnight. For dinner I had a kale smoothie (well, a spinach smoothie because the grocery store didn’t have any kale…still tasted pretty darn yummy!) I’ve gotten out of the habit of making smoothies, but it’s so easy! I also made an apple crisp so that I’ll have a healthy sweet.
What’s are some of your easy taking-care-of-yourself tricks?