Time to start eating healthily again!

Walkers crisps from the UK
Why must you be so tasty? (Photo credit: suanie)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been letting the fact that I could eat normally again go to my head. Pizza, chips, jaffa cakes, chocolate Digestives and Walkers crisps have all disappeared down my throat like it was the last time I was ever going to be fed. The result? I’ve now put back on half of the weight I had lost thanks to my wisdom tooth operation. Ooops! It’s time for this to stop, and healthy eating to recommence. That’s not to say I won’t be eating any junk food. After all, I do have a sweetie hamper that it would be a shame to let go to waste! And they say a little of what you fancy does you good. But muffins and pizza in the same day? Half a packet of Rolos followed by a bag of crisps and a handful of Liqurice Allsorts? Slightly excessive, don’t you think? It’s got to stop! So, from today, I shall be cooking nice healthy meals again. And no snacking in between! That’s the plan anyway. We’ll see how well I stick to it…

And obviously Irish pub days don’t count… I need my fix of chips with salt and vinegar at least once a month!

13 thoughts on “Time to start eating healthily again!

  1. MMMMM chips…. I MEAN… good for you! I am often compromising with myself… “it’s 3pm on Monday and you are craving chocolate. Well, it’s just this once so it’ll be ok…”

    I think having a veggie boyfriend helps me a lot. He thinks a lot about balance in food so when I’m around him I rarely eat bad food.

    • Haha, yeah I do the “just this once” thing as well. Or I’ll think “I’ll eat this chocolate bar and do some extra sit ups tonight to make up for it”, except I never actually get round to doing the sit ups!

      I was doing well before the wisdom teeth came out so I hope I’ll be able to get back on track now I’ve got the “YAY, I can actually open my mouth properly again so I can take a bite of pizza… ooh, and I can CHEW! And I’m not afraid these crisps might stab my wounds!” out of my system.

  2. Ah, it’s so hard to do here too because the food is so heavy! I am wishing you the best of luck, I’ve been struggling myself to make sure I maintain the weight I lost last year!

    • Thanks! I was doing well before, but after eating almost nothing for two days and then only soup/soft things for nearly two weeks after that, I got slightly overexcited by being able to eat normally again! (Karstadt’s British Isles weeks didn’t help either…)

  3. I hear you loud and clear! I always think, “Well, if my body is craving sugar/ salt/ whatever, it obviously knows what it needs, so I should provide it”. But then, like you, I usually provide TOO MUCH. Also, PG has a super-fast metabolism, so he can eat any junk food and not put on a gram, so I also tend to eat more crap when I’m with him. Sigh. It’s an ongoing battle, isn’t it?

  4. Staying in the healthy track isn’t easy, that’s for sure. But I also don’t like to deprive myself. I will have a piece of chocolate when I want one. I run into trouble when I get goodie bags from Germany – than I eat “junk” for days on end!

  5. Me too! I´ve gotten back on the potato chips bandwagon. Must stop now. And, suddenly, had a craving for sweets. Not tooo tooo bad, but I bought a Milka bar (I almost never buy chocolate). Gone in 3 days. Clearly I forgot I was on a diet.

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