So, I’ve been trying to improve my diet. I’m not trying to be perfect, or even amazing, just better than before. I’m eating more fruits, more vegetables, and less processed food, but I’m still finding it very hard.
Sometimes, it is the idea more than anything else. The feeling that I’m stopping myself from having something that I want. Other times, it is just that I’m bored, and it is really easy to eat and watch a movie, or eat and work on research but I know that if I’m eating at my computer, it has to be something reasonably healthy as I don’t keep very good track of how much I’ve ate otherwise.
I’m sometimes amazed at how difficult I find it to eat proper portions of good quality, healthy food, and drinking the proper things is even harder.
My juicer has arrived at Purolator, and this Friday, I’m hoping to make the journey across the city to pick it up. I’m hoping my scale will be at their depot as well when I arrive, so I can pick it all up.
This whole this is made more difficult by the fact that I don’t like doing dishes, and thus don’t own any, and as such, don’t cook things that would require dishes. I sometimes think I should find an apartment where I have a dishwasher so that I’m more inclined to cook, as I really enjoy cooking (though not as much for one person as for a group).
Even though, I haven’t officially begun yet, I’m hopeful that the small changes I’ve been making will start me down the right path, and losing the first recorded pound, while difficult, won’t be too hard. I’m also hoping that I can reach my goal each week, which will spur me on to continue and support from family and friends will push me forward on weeks where, for one reason or another, I don’t make my goal.
So much to learn about managing my diet, exercise, and thus my weight.
4 responses to “Eating Right is Hard”
1. Love the new tattoo! I keep wanting a 2nd one myself but haven’t gotten it yet.
2. Eating healthy is really hard. I have been doing really well in that department because I don’t own a microwave, and I work from home, so I force myself to dedicate at least one hour a day preparing a proper meal. I don’t have any canned food in the house.
As far as snacking, because I’m a huge snacker, I’ve taken to buying mellons, and fruit and veggies and then as soon as I’m back from the market I dice / slice / cut them up and put them into tuperware containers for the week into portions. Remember, even losing weight, you can eat as much veggies and fruit as you want. Drinking has been hard too, so I bought crystal lite ice tea, and I drink regular tea, no pop, no coffee. I don’t use sugar, and I have danactive for breakfast. Eating healthy I’ve got down pat.
Now I just need to be more active, sigh. That’s my issue, especially with the agoraphobia and the working from home working against me. Good luck! I’ll be here cheering from the side lines.
1. Thanks. 🙂
2. My roommate has a microwave, but I never use it. I always end up using the toaster oven. I work from home 3 days a week, and in office 2 days a week. At home, I’m pretty good about eating veggies and fruit. My worst time is in the evenings at the computer. During the day doesn’t seem to be so bad.
A friend of mine said that my night time cravings are potentially due to not having enough protein in my diet, and especially not enough in the mornings. It doesn’t help that I’m still dealing with having a hard time eating breakfast. Sometimes, it feels like my stomach doesn’t start until ten or eleven in the morning.
As for being active, I’ve definitely found trying to take my camera out for a walk at least once a week has been super helpful. Sometimes, I go to secluded places, other times, I go down town. Wilderness shots are easy to make pretty. 🙂
Thanks for the support! And good luck with your stuff too. Hopefully, before we get “too old” we can get this stuff sorted out so we don’t even have to think about it.
Ah, I take iron supplements because I’m anemic, as well as daily vitamins since I am just not a meat eater. I have my early physical at the end of this month and hopefully their blood work will tell me if I have to keep taking the iron, it’s… not easy on the tummy. That probably helps me out too, rofl. I’m not actually hungry first thing in the morning, but the danactive yogurt goes down easy since it’s a drink, and I just take it after my cipralex in the morning. Snack at about 10, lunch at 12, snack at 3, dinner at 6, nothing after 8pm. and I’ve got sooo many recipes of yummy healthy foods, cooking is more of an adventure. Thankfully we’ve got some pretty good farmers markets around Ottawa so I’m always experimenting hehe.
I have to visit the farmer’s market here more. They have it three days a week during the summer and early fall. Also, I definitely need to get a multivitamin into my regiment so that I have a better chance of making this permanent. I hear that cravings can be in part due to potential vitamin/mineral deficiencies.