May 23, 2005

it stops here

So, for a couple months now I've been very, very bad when it comes to the type of food-nourishment I've been seeking out. Lots of fast food - lots of greasy lunches - lots of toast with butter & grape jelly for breakfast.

Before this, I had been adhering to a pretty strict "diet" - affecting not only what I ate, but also by how much and when. My intake was limited to mostly un-processed foods, whole grains - almost all of it was fresh. Boy, it was a hard way to live! I was able to balance it out with the semi-weekly splurge, but my mainstays were set pretty healthy.

It was incredibly difficult. So I'm not going back to that just yet. But I seriously need to stop eating grilled cheese and Cheetos at lunchtime. I need to stop going to the Del Taco drive-thru every other night. I need to ban the words "Backlot Cafe" from my vocabulary and start bringing lunch - even if it means eating those highly-processed lowfat lunches.

It's both a way to control the artery-clogging intake and the cash I'm spending on food. Here on the lot I can spend at least $10 per day on breakfast and lunch. And that is not within my budget right now. At least, I shouldn't allow it to be. A simple bowl of cereal and nuked Lean Cuisine should suffice - at over half the cost.

Okay, I'm willing myself to go to the grocery store tonight.


posted by julie at May 23, 2005 05:38 PM


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