Sunday, June 26, 2011

Healthy Choices

For the first time in a long time I felt proud of myself for having some self control ( finally ) and being able to make some healthy food choices. Although it seems like an easy thing to do, for someone over weight, and probably addicted to food, it is not.

The hubby and I had to stop at Walmart on Friday to pick up a couple things for the house. We both had just gotten out of work and were starving. So we decided to grab a bite to eat for lunch. He suggested Subway and it was delicious. My first choice was turkey and cheese on the honey oat but it was still cooking ( bummer ) so I went with the cheesy italian bread. I added lettuce, spinach, avocado, olives, cucumbers, green peppers, and onions. Dry with some pepper. Im not a big fan of sauces, so usually everything is dry for me. And for the first time in my life, I opted out on having chips and a soda. I grabbed a little package of apples and a water instead. I felt proud of myself. The feeling carried on...

That night I went out with my best friend James, and came home around 1 am. PJ was still awake and had complained about being hungry again since he didn't have dinner. We hadnt gone grocery shopping yet so I swang through McDonalds and ordered him a fish sandwich. It was sooooooo hard for me not to order something for myself. And it's not even that I was hungry, cause I wasn't. I just felt the need to get something. I convinced myself not to. I would think things like, "remember how gross the hamburger looks whenever you think its not cooked......... the burgers sit out under the lamp for hours........... its just one day, you can do this, dont do it!" And it worked. Although I stole a couple french fries out of the bag while driving, which gave me the worst hickups ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which was awesome cuz that was just another reason not to eat anymore and to tell myself this is what unhealthy food does to my body haha!

Then yesterday we went grocery shopping. I decided to get a few healthier things - I got a 1/2 gallon of the soy Silk chocolate milk which is only 90 calories per 8 oz glass. I got so much fresh produce and fruit that I am stacked on snacks for the week. I didnt get one single freezer item, all wheat, rye, and flaxseed bread, and low calorie tortilla chips with salsa, also picked up some Stoneyfield organic smoothies for my breakfast on the go this week at work.

I am really looking forward to making healthy choices day by day. And thats exactly the trick for me! If I do it DAY BY DAY it doesnt seem so hard :) I also made myself some fresh chicken salad to pack for the week.... a recipe given to me by my health freak pharmacist Alison!


Fresh rotisserie chicken, chopped hot peppers,
spring onions, and green grapes.



1 comment:

  1. Good for you!! I love that tingly feeling I get when I know I am doing something good for myself!

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