Wednesdays are super hard. I’m gone over lunch, and my shake doesn’t really satisfy me. Then Wed. afternoon is when the discount place I shop is open. They have good prices on some really healthy foods, but oh! The temptation!! They also have snacks SO cheap. I often buy granola bars and protein bars for the kids to snack on. Do you know how many calories those things have??? And other unhealthy, high calorie choices cost almost nothing. UGH. So I’m hungry ‘cause I’m running around instead of relaxing and being intentional about my lunch. Then there’s all this temptation—and junk looks better than ever. Unfortunately, I did have some junk.
I’m disappointed to have eaten almost 1500 calories today, especially since many were bad for me and didn’t satisfy. I guess I should remember that this is still a significant improvement over what I used to do, but . . .
I did eat salad later. Do you think I’ll ever actually LIKE salad????
Real Time Update:
Here are some things I’ve learned since I wrote this last October. 1) Adding 1/4 cup of rolled oats and a cup of frozen fruit to my shake fills me up, as well as making it a treat. (I also think adjusting to lower portions has made the shake more satisfying because my body is used to less.) 2) I still don’t like most raw vegetables. I know, it’s awful and unhealthy. But it is what it is. Sometimes I actually crave salad now, though, when I add fruits or grilled chicken. My favorite so far has been lettuce with pomegranates, blueberries, and a few pecans.
How About You?
Have you found a way to add in a healthier choice you didn’t used to enjoy? How about being satisfied with smaller portions. How do you handle that?