Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Slightly Derailed


Over the weekend my eating was slightly derailed. I had no worries about it because holidays and birthdays I really don't worry a lot about it. And I'm ok with that. Plus we were on the move the entire time so eating healthy would have been more than a little challenge. But it was so much fun. :)
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Yesterday (Tuesday) it was back to normal around here. Chuck went back to work, Charlie woke up vomiting (ok, that's not so normal) because of sinus drainage, and I had a messy house to clean and a room of screaming birds upstairs.
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I had a beautiful bowl of oatmeal with fresh blueberries and pumpkin seeds. How healthy and tasty!
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By lunch I was derailed. Guess it's hard to get that train back on the tracks once it has slipped off. But here I am today with my caboose where it needs to be. Plus I just feel better when I eat the "good" stuff.
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Maybe it's just in my imagination but I get a little depressed when I eat unhealthy foods. I don't know if it's the food itself or I'm disappointed in myself or what. I don't know.
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Tonight I'll have a new recipe posted if it turns out good. Back on track to losing my backside.

14 comments:

  1. I believe there is a connection between feeling depressed and eating unhealthy foods - at least for me. When I started eating clean - a whole, real food diet, I noticed my depressive symptoms lifting. Everyone's mileage my vary, but it certainly felt true for me.

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  2. Chuckled at your choice of pics, but not at your story. Feeling down can be a food trigger, just like getting out of our routine can. You'll get back on track, Kelly.

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  3. We'll get back on track. I was bummed, too, but it was because I had to go back to work. Don't get me wrong - it's good to have a job. However, I'd rather be stinkin' rich and be able to stay home for more adventures!

    We'll get back out there this weekend.

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  4. Oh there's a definite connection between food and mood. Everything you eat affects your hormonal system, which interfaces with the central nervous system. Sugar and refined carbs are the worst culprits, but even flesh foods and a lack of EFA's can cause problems.

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  5. I totally understand your "being off-track"....I struggled to find good choices on vacation a couple weeks ago...and it definalty effected my emotional state. Glad your back on track...one day at a time! Your doing so good

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  6. I think life is like a roller coaster or train tracks with hills and valleys. It's never straight and easy. The thing is, when you go down, you come back up. It's a little harder going up, but eventually it all evens out and you get your momentum back.

    You've got "it" Kelly and will do fine. This is just part of the journey.

    Hope your recipe is good, I need something new to try!

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  7. I do as well, and I'm not sure if it's the food itself or my negative feelings about what I ate. So you're not alone in this. Hope you're having a better day today and are staying on track (my train pun, get it?)

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  8. Reading your comments is like looking in a mirror. See ya back on track, fellow Texan!

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  9. I get down too, when I eat the kraptastic foods. Tomorrow's a new day with new possibilities for healthy eats!

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  10. This happens to everyone - my eating has been a mess since last week and I planned to re-commit on Sunday and that didn't happen. Here it is Wednesday already and I'm finally headed back on the right path!

    Stick with it, you've come so far!

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  11. It's those insidious additives in the convenient foods! ;-) That photo depressed me a little. Ha.
    Path to Health

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  12. Definitely a connection between food and mood for me too.

    But a lot of chores, a sick child, and screaming birds would send me to fridge for a chunk of cheese.

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  13. There's a definite relationship between food and mood for me, too. When I eat like crap, I feel like crap. Getting off track once in a while is fine, though--it reminds us why we're on that track in the first place :)

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  14. Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I had to come look at yours. As far as watermelon goes, here's what I heard, and so far, so good.

    Don't bother with the thumping thing - what's that about anyway? When you see one that looks good pick it up. If it is a lot heavier than you expected it to be before you lifted it - that's a good one.

    As far as eating - feeling sad/depressed/down is definitely a trigger for emotional eating. I always ate based on my emotions, but even moreso when I was struggling with depression. Now, 150 lbs lighter, I still experience all the same emotions, I just finally learned to not eat because of them!

    You are doing great - love your blog!

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