Friday, June 26, 2009

The food is getting old

I like the foods on my eating plan, I really do. But one of the reasons why I have a hard time with consistency in eating is that I get bored very easily. I would consider myself a foodie if I had the money. I just adore food. I crave intense flavor regularly - something that will make my mind work while I'm eating. I think about the combination of spices and base ingredients, the textures, the symphony of it all.

Maybe that's why I liked Ratatouille so much.

There are a number of cereals out there that meet the criteria, thankfully, which means that I can choose between 4 or 5 that I do actually like. It's difficult for me to keep eating though once I'm done with a bowl of cereal, and Dan has asked me to eat an egg or some other protein for breakfast every day. Says it's important to get protein with every meal.

And even though I do have some variety (egg, tuna, cheese stick), and even though I like the options, I'm getting bored.

How is it that having a pretty good variety of foods to choose from - all of which I do like - I still have to talk myself out of cheating?

Eating good food can be expensive. Maybe that's why I don't feel like I'm being cheated. I get Sun Chips and Triscuits (the fire-roasted tomato flavor is insanely good), really yummy spices, Skinny Cow desserts, good yogurt, etc. I shouldn't be bored. This kind of food shouldn't get old.


  1. Maybe the next time you meet with him you can talk about other choices, maybe things you haven't tried for breakfast...things like quinoa, barley, making muffins, etc. You are doing this! Making a real change in your eating habits is not easy and you are attempting to do this! Most people suggest that when you switch to more healthy foods that you do it slowly and take your time. You are trying to do it all in 12 weeks. In choosing to do it like this, you are shedding fat more quickly, improving your health so you will be healthy enough to play with your kids as they grow and even be around to play with your grandkids.

    This is a choice that you must make every day. Just like the choice that you have made every previous day to eat like you used to. Remember, you didn't eat like that when you were 20, did you? You don't have the same lifestyle you did when you were 22, so if you want to look more like that, then things need to change. You know that, that's why you chose to do this.

    You are doing a great job. I don't know when you will get over the hump and it becomes easier, because that may be different for everyone. It will get easier the longer you do it. I now find that I can taste corn syrup and artificial flavorings...and they're yucky. I can't eat a whole corn dog (my old *favorite*) anymore because I get physically ill from the grease.

    You can do this!

  2. eating healthy can be expensive, but overeating can be expensive too, also medical bills due to weight gain can be even more expensive. so i think eating well is worth it. you feel better, eat less, and look better. nothing better to spend money on than good healthy fresh food.

  3. I agree with both of you. Thanks. Really.