I’m Embarrassed…

June 7, 2009 at 8:41 pm 20 comments

Not only have I been a horrible blogger, I haven’t been living by the title of the blog either.  I don’t know what happened but since coming back from vacation I’ve gotten kind of lazy. 

I haven’t been eating fast food, or junk of any kind really.  It’s been more like I’ve been skipping meals.  On Thursday I completely forgot to bring food to work and instead of running out at lunch time and grabbing something or getting instant oatmeal from the vending machine I decided instead to just wait until I got home to eat.  That of course is not healthy.

I’ve chosen bars too often for a fast and easy meal, I’ve been lacking in veggies, and fresh fruit.  And each day I come home and decide not to blog because my choices were not good and I was embarrassed.

This weekend was full of bbq’s and family dinners, Friday I ate a healthy breakfast and tried to get back to my normal routine and then had to run out to get my dress for my cousins wedding from the bridal shop.  As soon as I walked in the lady who worked there commented on my weight loss and she said there was no way my dress would fit.  The dress was so big I was able to keep a hoodie and my jeans on and slide it over my head without unzipping the back, and I was still swimming in the fabric.  My friend joked that she could have gotten in there with me, and I kept calling it my parachute.

That should have reminded me of how far I’ve come this year and how eating healthy and working out was clearly working for me.

Instead I decided I was far too busy to stop and eat lunch and didn’t eat again until 10 that night, and again that is a horrible choice.

Saturday I skipped breakfast and decided to eat at 1, I had a grilled chicken sandwich and then we went to a BBQ at Andrew’s aunt’s house, I had a burger.

This morning I completely skipped breakfast again, and instead ate ANOTHER burger at his Grandmother’s house. 

My parents and sister took Andrew, his mom, dad, sister, brother, and myself out to dinner tonight to celebrate our engagement.  I finally had some fresh veggies with a salad and then a chicken parm dinner, since I told myself I could have one on my birthday but then gave up meat for lent I decided I could have it tonight.  I had about a 1/3 of the chicken and none of the pasta it was served with. 

There is no excuse for skipping meals and not trying harder to work in the veggies and fruit.   I need to do some major food shopping and bring all my favorite fresh produce into the house so I have it at my fingertips,  I need to meal plan for the week and stop making it easy for myself to skip meals.

I’m sorry I’ve been kind of flakey on the blog lately but I hope this explains everything.

 

Have you ever found yourself making more unhealthy choices then healthy ones?  Do you have any advice for me?

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  • 1. Mara @ What's For Dinner?  |  June 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    OH honey, don’t worry about not blogging! If you’re not feeling it, don’t force it! I can say though, that I speak from experience re: healthy vs. unhealthy choices! Once I acknowledge that there’s an issue (usually pizza and ice cream for me!) I dust myself off and do the “start over” IMMEDIATELY. I make my next choice a good choice. Hugs to you!

  • 2. jenngirl  |  June 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    My poor choices often involve me knowingly NOT eating enough, and sometimes I won’t blog because I’m ashamed. Ashamed I didn’t fuel myself properly, after I sing the praises of recovery, and being strong. But I always get back on track, I ALWAYS learn from past mistakes, and it always feels RIGHT to do what I am supposed to be doing food/health-wise.

    Don’t be embarrassed, you have not ruined anything. Know that it’s a new week, a new day, and remember that being healthy is NOT all or nothing. It’s about balance, give and take, and that in time you’ll be right back to your regular routine. We all have our days…

    Have a good evening! 🙂

  • 3. Vani  |  June 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    This is happening to me too right now!!

    I am making a promise to myself to go to the grocery store tomorrow and stock up on fresh food that I love like mangoes. Maybe you could buy yourself some fun healthy food?

    Hang in there – you’ll come out of the funk when you’re ready to!

  • 4. broccolihut  |  June 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I get into “less than healthy” ruts too–the best thing is just to not let one slip-up ruin an entire day. So what if you have cake for breakfast? Make lunch super nutritious to balance it out. Nobody’s perfect:)

  • 5. Gina  |  June 8, 2009 at 6:07 am

    On vacations I always go on “food vacations” as well. I always find it hard to get back into the routine, but the best advice is to give it time. Soon your body will start craving the healthy foods you are used to, just be patient 🙂

  • 6. brandi  |  June 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Things happen, life happens and days are just like this sometimes! Don’t feel bad – the best thing is just to take each day as it is and do your best. I always have a hard time getting back to a normal schedule after a vacation, too.

  • 7. geegs23  |  June 8, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Don’t beat yourself up.. it happens.. like you said, go shopping and stock your house up with all of your favorite healthy foods. Remember how far you have come!

  • 8. ksgoodeats  |  June 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    I feel as though healthy eating is a bit of a cycle – I experience days where I don’t eat the best things (a lot of snacking on the side) but what’s important is that you recognize what’s going on and try to start again the next day. You’ve been doing great so far and I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll be back on track in no time 🙂

  • 9. biz319  |  June 8, 2009 at 10:26 am

    First, planning is the key for me – packing my food the night before so even in the event of oversleeping, I can just grab my bag of food and go.

    And a burger for breakfast – a gal after my own heart!

    Sending hugs your way!!

  • 10. homegirlcaneat  |  June 8, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Why do us bloggers get so stressed over not blogging? I feel the same way, and I’ve only missed one day! haha! I am sure that you can get right on track with healthy eats again. Parties and going out to eat are so hard to make the right decisions cuz most the time, they aren’t there!

  • 11. Hallie  |  June 8, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I had lots of anxiety about not blogging daily but since I don’t blog my daily eats, I realized I don’t always have something to say, and sometimes I’d just rather chill with my boy or go to bed early than blog. And that’s OK.

    But as far as eating goes, it totally goes in waves and it’s SO hard to get back in the swing of things after a vacation, trust me I can relate! I always tell myself when it comes to weight loss and fitness, “it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” If you get off track, get back on (slowly) and you’ll be fine 🙂

    My advice is to do what you said–go to the store and stock up on fruits and veggies and fixings for quick, healthy meals. I hate seeing food go to waste, so if I have fruits and vegetables in the house, I try to eat them all before they go bad!

  • 12. katecooks  |  June 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    it can be really hard to just eat whatever is quickest and easiest, or whatever you are craving!!! stocking up on veggies and fruits and having them cut and ready to enjoy is the best way to make it easier for yourself. i always eat lots more fruits & veggies on the weeks where i take the time to make sure i actually have everything in stock!

  • 13. elise  |  June 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    the ONLY thing to do is reboot. everyone has days/weeks/months/whatever periods of eating crap and enjoying the less healthy things in life. rather than dwell on it, just focus on whats more important to you. if its being healthy, great – but dont be embarrassed if you want to indulge.

    each day is a new one, and each decision is independent from the last 🙂

  • 14. ellie  |  June 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    There is no need to be embaressed Danielle- nobody is perfect, FAR from it and everyone goes through stages where their choices stray a little from their longer term goals. I’ve missed your posts and am sorry to hear that you didn’t feel able to share what was going on- I can only speak for myself but I have never once judged somebody on the choices that they have made. The fact that you are aware that things aren’t going great is the most important thing because it would be SO easy to just throw in the towel. I think your idea of planning ahead sounds great and also giving yourself a break…if you want to be healthy, you’ve proven that you CAN do it and if you want to let loose a bit, that’s fine too, you know? There is never a moment when you can’t turn things around and every minute is an oportunity to make a different choice. 🙂

  • 15. dailygoods  |  June 9, 2009 at 7:30 am

    i feel like this is happening to so many of us right now. sometimes we silp off the wagon but its good that you are able to hop right back on. you and others know how well healthy eaten has worked for you, so you know that its the right thing for your body. move forward and don’t worry about slip ups , they all come but most importantly, they all go. 🙂

  • 16. Rose  |  June 9, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I think the healthiest of people go through what you’re going through right now – so don’t worry – you are not alone! Sometimes, life gets in the way of us doing things the way we want. The important thing is that you have recognized your behaviors. You know what you’ve been doing. You are looking back to what made you feel good in the past, and you understand that if you go back to that – you will feel better and be healthier.

    Between you and I, I’ve been going through the same thing lately and it’s because I’m completely out of my normal routine. I think a lot has to do with that. With summer comes parties and fun. Sometimes parties and fun include foods we don’t normally eat. Just keep in mind that it’s not your normal routine, and when you can keep up the normal routine – do so!

    If you want to chat more in email, feel free to write me! I really did go through the same thing about two weeks ago, and these past two days are the first days I’ve felt normal – mostly because of the Cleaner Life challenge Heather and I are doing.

  • 17. Mariposa  |  June 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    i wish i knew how to help! i struggle with this ALOT myself, so keep your chin up and celebrate the times you make a healthy choice!!! and dont beat yourself up if it doesnt happen!!

  • 18. chandra  |  June 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Everyone has a time where they go through a “rough patch” if you will. I’ve somewhat been in one the past month and recently started being myself again. The good thing is that you KNOW how much progress you’ve made and you KNOW you can get back on track and you WILL when you are ready. Just get yourself organized get your mind set on the goal again, and take it one day at a time. 🙂

    And never feel bad for not blogging! (I’m still working on that one myself…)

  • 19. thelongweigh  |  June 10, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I have been a meal skipper too and it drives me crazy that I allow myself to do it..cause I know how UNhealthy it is for me. I’m working on it though!

    Dont beat yourself up too much. i have had plenty of days where I have had blog shame.. no healthy choices and nothing to show for myself, so instead I ignore blogging. Sorry I’m not help but I know you will find your groove again soon!

  • 20. Jenn@slim-shoppin  |  June 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    No one is perfect! I wouldn’t beat yourself up about it. Sometimes if my energy or motivation is lacking, I start from the beginning, write stuff down, give myself stickers for staying on track.

    Maybe a trip to the store for some great fruits and veggies in season.

    You have done great, just don’t let your hard work slip away!!

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