Welcome to day one of the rest of my life!! I am trying to stay super positive here, but I just got back from a terrible weigh in at WW. I gained, how much, is not terribly important in this first post, but it puts me at a whopping 562.4 lbs. Ugh...
My wonderful and well-meaning friends all told me what I already know; Bad week, stressed about possibly losing my job, which I love dearly, severe water retention because I didn't have money for my meds etc. This made me feel warm and fuzzy, and gave me the hope I was looking for. Then along comes my Kathleen (ah, my Kathleen, How much do I love her? Let me count the ways...) Let me quote you her text, but you must promise to read it in a Brooklyn accent...
"That's because u ate poorly this week. Just because u are low on funds does not mean you have to eat shit. Head of lettuce is a buck"
I died laughing. She is so right, and it sucks. SO, now I am back to the drawing board on how to eat well on a severely limited budget. Can man truly live on a head of lettuce a day?? Probably not, BUT the point is well taken. You CAN eat healthy and not spend TONS of money. So yeah, maybe RIGHT NOW is not a good time to throw out everything in my pantry, head to Whole Foods and buy Organic. BUT I can start slow.
I GUARANTEE you that for $13, what I would USUALLY spend on Taco Bell; I can buy a couple organic chicken breasts, a head of broccoli and a big box of Minute Rice (my husband will NOT eat anything but. I have tried, so I gave up on that battle) There would still be a bit of money left over and I could buy a couple of those Lean Cuisines that are on sale.
So there is the nasty truth! I tell myself over and over that there is "NO MONEY" for good food. It's a crock of crap!! I just admitted that I can feed TWO PEOPLE, a healthy, half-ly organic meal, on what I would normally spend on ONE BINGE for myself!!! (Plus I got a couple LC's for lunches at work!!!)
That is EXACTLY what I want this blog to be. A forum for me, and any one else like me, to STOP LYING TO THEMSELVES!! It is serving NO ONE and just making us MISERABLE!!
Don't you want to be happy!? I do! :) Come be happy with me!
The floor is now open for comments, suggestions and stoning. ;)