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September 6, 2012

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I went to the grocery store today. I was hungry and spent too much, but I didn’t do as badly as I could have. One purchase I was proud of was my baby carrots. I love those things. They are much easier for me to deal with because they’re ready to eat. I don’t have to peel them and I can open the bag and EAT immediately. Dip in a little ranch dressing and I am good to go! I love carrots and think they’re wonderful. Natural candy. I don’t have to have dressing with them, but from time to time I like it. I also like to eat carrots when I eat a bowl of chili. I dip my raw carrots in my chili. I love to use baby carrots when I make a roast. My daddy and I loved to cook roast with extra veggies! The veggies were as big of a hit as the actual roast! So I did a good thing, people! I got my veggies!

I also got a few frozen meals for work. I just haven’t had the energy or time to cook full meals. While I know frozen dinners aren’t wonderful, they are better than the fast food I was eating. They are also fewer calories! More kudos to me!

I may not be perfect, but I have done better. I am satisfied with today’s success. I still have to work my way up to Dr. Oz’s grapefruit drink. I’ll let people know how that goes. Oh how I dread that!


About Amy

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

2 responses »

  1. Ooh, I am a huge fan of baby carrots and dip. I generally use a hummus, since it gives me “creamy” while also being a protein instead of a fat-sugar-salt. It and snow peas (they have that natural sweetness to me like carrots do, and that satisfying non-fried-chip crunch!) are how I work around that old chips-and-ranch thing I would do.

    Before my food plan, I had no idea how I would give up ranch dressing. Honestly, I’m not quite sure how, except to look at it and, with repetition, ask myself, “Are the calories worth it?” and “Do I really like this, or am I eating the idea of this?”

    Progress, not perfection, Amy. You’re eating carrots for crunch, not chips. That’s self-caring, and that is worth celebrating. Self-care is the hardest thing I learned, and I’m still not perfect. So, just remember that you’re making progress and that’s awesome! You deserve the kudos. Definitely.

    • We have a store here that makes some great hummus. I haven’t made my own yet. I want to try it. I need to get to the store and get some, though. I love some roasted red pepper hummus and either pita chips or use it like a spread for a sandwich. So yum! Oh….I love some Flatout flatbread and I bet that would be flipping awesome!


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