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Ditching the diets – embedding good habits, ditching bad ones….

I’ve mentioned habits in a previous post and how I’ve not eaten wheat or gluten for near on 6 weeks now, I’ve still got a long way to learn with the rest of the good habits but I’m really proud of myself with this.

I have had temptation under my nose all weekend long, it was made even worse by my severe lack of planning. Rushing around last minute like a ‘blue arsed fly’ like I always do, trying to get everything sorted before our trip home to a friends wedding reception (tazmanian devil springs to mind again!)

So, I all I had eaten by the time we got home at 3pm was a protein bar, we had a quick salad and headed to the reception. There were sweets there and being hungry we gave in – now I know they wont satisfy my hunger but I’m a big kid and so it had to be done! There was food brought out halfway through the night – I think it was a meat roast – pork, beef etc, Paul turned to the table with a massive roll of it, we both looked at each other and laughed then proceeded to take the meat out of the roll and eat that – god knows what anyone thought lol!

Then came the rounds of cake which we politely declined 😀

Sunday morning was challenging – bless my mum and dad, I love them but they are totally CLUELESS about food. Unless it comes out of a packet they look at it like it’s some sort of snail, horrified that they might have to ‘make’ something. My dad’s speciality’s are burgers, salad and chips which he thinks he ‘makes’ except its all shop bought, oh and a sunday roast. My Dad’s idea of a roast is cremating the beef until its black all the way through then covering it with black tar (shop bought gravy) then adding some over boiled veg and mash – mmmmmmm think I’ll pass lol. Anyway, all that was in the fridge was some cheese spread, beer, potatoes and tomatoes, and some hot cross buns and digesti

Some chicken, pork and corn in the barbeque
Some chicken, pork and corn in the barbeque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ves in the cupboard.  I was about to devour the biscuits when I spotted the bananas. I ATE THE BANANA! Wtf is all that about?! I dont even like them that much but I CHOSE THE BANANA – I’ve changed!!!

On the journey back down the M1 we stopped at the services, bought 2 chicken breasts and an edame and pea salad. We peeled the sugar coated skin off the chicken and ate with the salad.

Next stop – sister in laws BBQ. We stopped off and bought our own sausages – best we could find 80% pork – would have never done that before for fear of being awkward. I had sausages and chicken with salad and a tiny amount of lemon meringue pie which i scraped off the base. That would never have happened before!

I do need to plan my meals and snacks more evidently but this goes to show you can socialise and eat on the run without totally blowing everything. I’m proud of what I have achieved and definitely feel this is a permanent change for me – happy days 😀

 

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