I was really bothered by having to throw away so much food. I thought about all the starving people in the world and how much we were wasting. My inner fat chick took over and helped diffuse the situation. Because of the stomach flu, I didn't have much of an appetite but I actually FORCED myself to eat so I could reduce the amount I was throwing away. Only a fat chick think would that way. I don't know what I am more disgusted by, the bad eating or the wasted food. The damage is done now and I must clean out the fridge and move on.
The good news is that I didn't gorge myself as bad as you might think. I just didn't journal or eat anything that resembled a vegetable. I know as of right now I am up on the scale, but I am sure it has something to do with the massive amount of sodium I ingested. The bad news is that I lacked the energy to do anything physical more than taking care of myself or the kids. I am starting to feel human again so I hope to be out there braving the elements to burn off the leftovers.
With the new year knocking at our door, my husband and I have vowed to make some positive changes with our health. We are joining forces with my brother and his girlfriend to make 2009 our year to become healthier. We have all decided to give something up and to start the ball rolling with small changes.
My vow is that I will not go through the drive thru and I will not eat my meals in the car anymore. Like everything else, I will need a plan. A plan to have a "go bag" if I am starving while I am out and about. Driving up to a window to get crappy fast food kind of disgusts me (even though I am guilty of doing it way more often than I should). I know this little change will have a big pay off in due time. My husband is giving up his daily Mountain Dew habit. I know once he weens off of that he is going to drop 20lbs without trying.
I hope everyone is enjoying the remaining days of the holiday season. I am taking it easy and I am going to be catching up on some blog reading over the next few days.