Variety Is The Spice Of LifePosted: November 2, 2011
This week I stuck to my guns and broke through my stringent meal plans. Not that there’s anything wrong with planning weekly meals. It’s a good way to keep track on how your spending your $ if your on a tight budget or even if you are short on time during the week. But my body needed a bit of a shake up and added variety with certain foods!
So here are some of my eats these last few days 🙂
Cinnamon, Apple & Raisin Oats
I made Emma’s Banana Oat Pancakes!
PB & Plum Jam Sweet Potato
I attempted Lauren’s Crunchy Cauliflower Quiche. O k it may not look as good as her’s but it tasted great 🙂
Smoothies in a bowl!
Today I couldn’t remember the last time I enjoyed going out with friends after class and purchasing a food/drink that I actually wanted. Normally I will watch my friends buy stuff and say I’ve already eaten or I have snacks with me (which is true…my bag always has healthy snacks) . Other times I am just too indecisive that it comes to the point that I can’t bring myself to buy anything. So this afternoon instead of picking out something that I already knew the calorie content of ie; the ‘safe option’. I went with an old childhood fave and enjoyed every last bit. For once I didn’t allow myself to feel guilty about enjoying this little pleasure 🙂
Indecisiveness has been quite a debilitating condition for me throughout the whole recovery process. It’s no longer restricting or over exercising anymore that prohibits me from getting better. The whole decision making process troubles me constantly everyday. I run through every option in my mind fretting over every little thing. Being indecisive about foods brings out the ugly side of me. I become irritable, argumentative, sullen, envy/resentment towards friends and family when they’re eating ‘unhealthier foods’ around me.
I guess this is all part of rediscovering who I am beyond my eating habits, weight and body image!?
I’m not quite there yet but I am still on the quest to finding ‘True Recovery’.
Thoughts For The Day/What I Learnt Today:
- Listen To Your Body
- Trust Yourself
- Enjoy Life Again
- Listen To Your Feelings
Smile 🙂 We’re Halfway Through The Week!