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In which, I tell you that I totally tanked my April resolutions.

‘Nuff said?

No?  Well, double darn.

So, things were going pretty well in March, particularly on the big two: budget and nutrition.  And then…

And then I went away for the weekend.  I had a wonderful, relaxing time at the river with my parents.  I looked at the water and we drove around and it was great.  What I didn’t do that weekend is my cooking for the next week.  The thing is, I don’t necessarily mind cooking, but it’s not something that I’ve ever done much of.  I’m not in the habit of, nor do I desire to, cook when I get home from work.  I am a grab and go kind of girl.  So I do all my cooking on my day off, and then I have breakfast, lunch and dinner ready to, well, grab and go.  Whether I’m going to work at 3am, 7am, 1pm, 3pm – whatever my schedule is, I don’t have to worry with cooking and dishes and whatall.

So, I had none of my convenient but healthy meals prepared that week.  

I had a rare two weekends off in a row, and I spent that second weekend at the river as well.  So, I was in the same boat again (ha!  is that a pun?).  And then it just kind of snowballed from there.  I ate all the wrong, unhealthy foods and spent way too much money on food that other people prepared.  And knowing that I was overspending resulted in me avoiding the rest of my budget.  It was an “I know it’s bad, so I don’t want to look” kind of thing.  Et cetera, et cetera.

I have to say, though, that my body was really rejecting the bad-for-me food.  It was tasty and all, but after about 3 weeks of eating all kinds of unhealthy foods, I was feeling what I can only describe as toxic.  I literally felt like there were bad chemicals inside me that I needed to get out.  On top of that, by the end of the month, I could feel the negative attitude and unhappiness creeping back up on me.  I knew that I had been feeling better not only physically, but also emotionally as the months progressed.  But, I didn’t honestly know if it was just me, or if the foods I was choosing were really changing my body chemistry.  After a month of processed foods and all the chemicals and additives that are used in packaged and fast foods, I am beginning to believe that you really are what you eat.  I’ll have to monitor this as I get back into my healthier alternatives and see what happens.

Anyway, we’re already a week into May and I’m starting to turn myself back around again.  I will do better this month!

Click here to see how I did on the rest of them:  Resolutions – April 2012


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  1. I felt the same way when I spent the week in Portland. Eating out was so much fun, but by the end of the week I was craving salad and vegetables. Like you, I felt unhealthy! Don’t stress those resolutions. Use them as guides.

    May 11, 2012
    • I’m thinking about doing a six month review and perhaps making some adjustments. I don’t think that’s cheating; do you? I feel it would be of less use to be rigid about them.

      May 11, 2012
      • I don’t think that’s cheating at all. No need to be rigid about resolutions you willingly made on your own.

        May 11, 2012
  2. I just wanted to pass along that your “This Is Just To Say” poem won, making you my Featured Blogger of the Week. I know! So, when you see your hit count spike by 3, you’ll know that’s the “Byronic Effect.”

    May 12, 2012
    • Woot! I’m so excited!! I’ve never, ever won anything in my entire life, except maybe one or two times, I don’t really know, because I’m getting old and my memory is totally giving out. But I am truly honored and I will never, ever forget this in a million years, give or take a week.

      May 12, 2012
  3. So many great blogs, so little time. I’m retired and I still don’t have enough time for all the good ones. I read the directors cut and found I was not the only one with sagas that long, only yours was funnier. I must make time to get back here regularly.

    May 13, 2012
    • Me too – I should be doing something else right now, but I’m not. I have my blogs I follow by email, and others I’ve bookmarked to make sure I don’t forget them, so I can visit every now and then. There just isn’t enough time!

      That director’s cut was my only about for a long time, but then I got paranoid that it was too long, so I made it a side piece. I still like it best, though 🙂

      May 13, 2012

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