Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Eating and choices... you can't always get what you want...

Remembering that we eat to live not live to eat is difficult some days. Especially on the days when things don’t go exactly as planned. I thought I was going out and had it planned… but it didn’t work out.

I had lunch today, I’ll admit the cheesy enchiladas or the turkey burger looked more enjoyable that the salad from the salad bar I ate… and let’s face it, you better know what is on those salad bars or you could ‘think’ you’re doing well, when WHAMMO! Not so good!

My salad consisted of chicken breast, spinach, beets, an egg , chic peas, and some vinegar and oil (don’t be fooled by ‘healthy’ salad dressings that are full of sugar… Then it happened, I took a bit into those beets and they were sweetened! GAK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE beets. I can eat them straight out of the can, and have… but sugared up?? Gross! I wanted to throw it in the garbage and go get something else. That’s dumb. So I ate my salad… and then had some oatmeal later. Did I happen to tell you? I hate oatmeal. I found one that is palatable. But I don’t like it.

But I know that eating something because I wanted something ‘better’ is not the best way to get the results I want.

That’s a lot easier to say, than do. What I ate satisfied my hunger. What I ate was good for me.

But it’s a struggle everyday.

And if you’re wondering… I am bringing my own lunch from now on, and will have back up dressing in the fridge at work (I make my own so I know what’s in it – and it tastes GOOD!!)

I know I'm writing a lot, but when I struggle and work through things... I write... it's what I do...

1 comment:

Mrs. Mac said...

Call me and we'll talk about oatmeal. I have some good ideas and certain cuts of oats that make it yummy. The beets sound nasty if they had added sugar .. bleck! Maybe we should encourage each other on this blog as I struggle with weight too.