Wednesday, 24 February 2010

So...

It really is time I sort out my diet again! It's just slipped too much lately. As of right now I am back on it! I was going to wait until next week as I am away this weekend and have a wee meal out planned for Monday, but I can't keep using weekends away and going out for dinner as excuses to eat crap. I managed just fine for months last year - I think I managed to keep eating well from February right through to September, I had little blips, nights out and weekends away but I managed to continue eating healthy around the blips. I know I can do it and most importantly I really, really want to. I do feel pretty crappy and run down right now - I have a spot the size of my fist on my chin! It's the first proper spot I've had in  really long time! I feel like my hormones are a bit messed up and I'm tired all the time. I'm actually beginning to really dislike unhealthy foods - I'm so fed up of them! And I don't care if I never eat another crisp again (though this may change in a day or two!)

I've got loads of lovely, healthy foods to eat, I've got my kabocha squash to try, I've still not tried mesquite, I've got some lovely homemade dark chocolate and peanut butter, I have some Willies Cacao to try out, I've found somewhere I think I can buy Artisana Coconut butter from - fingers crossed I can order on pay day!

I wont be posting a lot over the next few days since I'm away, but I am going to make an effort to eat better and when I have the time I'm going to try get into the habit of posting every day or two with my food, and hopefully something else less boring! I'm going to start planning my meals better and trying out new recipes again as I found that really encouraged me to keep it up before.

Wish me luck!

8 comments:

  1. Good luck! I feel that way after over-indulging too - every time I hope I'll remember that its awful and find the strength not to do it any more, and every time it doesn't quite work out that way. On the other hand, I don't actually want to stop liking some of the really good things in life, it would be a shame to lose that source of pleasure don't you think? Finding sanity and getting back on track after a treat is something I find really hard and need to work on too - but overall I think its worth trying for!
    I hope you have a great (healthy-ish!) weekend, and I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the mesquite when you try it - it seems to be showing up on a few US blogs and I'm all intrigued!

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  2. I hit a wall after xmas and its pretty much lasted! Am hoping I've turned the corner. I did fess to it all tho.
    I have the willies venezualan cacao and its so strong you hardly need any, I must admit at £5.99 it never nearly made it into my basket but actually its good value.
    Hope you find your inner "enough is enough" , if it was easy it wouldnt be as much of an acheivement as it is. x

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  3. stelladoesblogging24 February 2010 at 22:55

    Confessing definitely helps! A bit... you do still need that something in you to "click" though I find. I hope I find my "enough is enough" - thank you FTL!

    I will bear that in mind with the cacao!

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  4. stelladoesblogging24 February 2010 at 22:58

    Thank you Chrissie! I don't know why it's so hard to remind yourself why you dont want to do it.
    I agree with you about the pleasure, but I do want to get back to that place where I got my pleasure from sweet potato wedges baked in pepper and cumin instead of crisps, and plain, dark, natural chocolate instead of Galaxy milk chocolate. I did still enjoy the treats but had learned to take them as treats and not every day things - why sadly there are now.
    I need to work on looking forward to a treat at the end of the week instead of thinking 'oh I'll just have it now'

    I'll hopefully try the mesquite in the next day or so - and I'm planning on having kabocha tomorrow!

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  5. It's very hard to find a balance! I want to get to the point where I don't angst over everything I'm eating. I want to be able to acknowledge that even if I'm eating something that is "not quite the best" (I'm trying to get out of the whole good vs bad foods thing too...ur, talk about trying to tackle everything at once!) but it's something I like the taste of, then I should just ENJOY it instead of having all these numbers flying around in my head, and then just try and eat er...more nutritionally fullfilling items for most of the time.... I'll never be able to eat all the things I want to but then, there are very few people who can just eat all around them. ;)

    It's so much fun experimenting with new ingredients isn't it? I have some great recipes to try out this weekend and I'm tragically excited about the prospect......*note to self: GET LIFE!*

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  6. I totally understand I've been out of control lately but its time to sort and stop making excuses, so the 1st of march I am getting my act together! If you have time stop by -

    http://saladandsequins.com/

    Hope you've had a fun time away x x

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  7. stelladoesblogging1 March 2010 at 14:01

    It is so hard to find a balance! I have quit calorie counting and like you I'm trying to stop thinking in terms of "good" and "bad" foods and think more about what I want/need - half the time I eat junk food I dont' even enjoy it anymore!
    You don't need to get a life - it's fun experimenting!

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  8. stelladoesblogging1 March 2010 at 14:04

    Hi Tamzin - I'm joining you with the 1st of March and getting my act together today! It's a beautiful sunny day today and fo rhte first time in ages I got up for work in daylight and it's made me feel great! I finally feel like I WANT it again, the last few months I've been wanting to sort it out because I felt that I should/needed to.
    I did OK over the weekend, but still not on track.

    I'll have a look at your site this evening!

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