Thursday, August 11, 2011


This week has been pretty rough.

Which makes me emotional.

Which makes me want to eat.

I was so tired and emotionally and mentally drained yesterday that I couldn't even begin to think about wanting to cook. The thought of cooking made me want to beat baby bunnies. So yeah. We got a to go order from a place here. Chicken tenders and french fries and texas toast. I couldn't finish it, and I felt bad for eating it. Then tonight I made beef tacos using eye of round steaks with whole wheat tortillas. We had rice with corn and tomatoes for a side. Not exactly a balanced meal, but not too bad I guess.

I feel myself coming to that point where I'm ready to give up. We're almost at the end of week 3. Though we haven't started our program yet, we have made so many changes. And it's not that I want bad food...I'm just sort of tired of cooking. Ok, I'm REALLY tired of cooking.

I've been making dinner and taking the left overs and portioning out our meals so we can just pop them in the microwave later, but then I get tired of eating the same thing.

I think I just need to whine and kick my feet and cry and get it all out.

Any suggestions?


  1. Hi Lauren, Didn't want to read and run. I'm sorry your feeling lousey and i hope that by the time you read this comment you'll be feeling a bit better.

    My only suggestions would be to not eat your left overs the next day but freeze them. Then on nights when you just want something quick you'll have a selection to choose from. I know it's not a very ground breaking but it works for me. I just keep a list on my computer of whats in there and then scan through it to see what i fancy to eat - it's almost like looking through a menu.

    Don't give up you've done really well to get to week three remember it takes doing something for 30 days for it to become a habit so it will get easier.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Emma. It was nice to wake up to this morning. I would actually love to be able to stick the food in the freezer. We live in a little duplex and the fridge came with the place. Unfortunately, the freezer is TINY. I'm thinking of investing in a small chest freezer at some point so I can actually do that and store more meats and things. :)

  3. Lauren ~ Oh, how I have faced these emotions too! October last year, I brought home about 4 gallons of rocky road ice cream in a row. It wasn't pretty, and I am pretty sure I gained back about 10 pounds that week. (yes, one WEEK) I was just tired, stressed and feeling so overwhelmed by life. I didn't want to cook, and I was finding my comfort in that ice cream. I could have thrown in the towel, but I decided to right the ship instead. I reminded myself that we are all human and have our weaker moments, so I got back up and moved forward again.

    I also started developing the "back-ups" for when I just don't want to be in the kitchen. It took a little trial and error, but I compiled a list of "OK-to-go" foods that a) I loved to eat and b) aren't too bad for me (meaning fairly well-balanced and not too salty so I won't retain water, thus posting a weight gain).

    This has saved me from many a bad nights since my brief affair with Rocky Road. If I don't want to cook, I just pick from the list.

    All things in balance my friend. There is no worse feeling than the one where you feel like you're being forced to do something you don't want to (and that applies to eating well too!)

    Best to you ~ Steph