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Old Wed, Aug-07-19, 19:10
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LiterateGr LiterateGr is offline
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Default Lesser Evils

My household has been in a chaotic little hell since April Fool's Day. (No joke.)

My husband is gone, my oldest is spiraling into depression despite everything I can do, and I'm back in the workforce. Stress, much?

Last few days have been hard, around here. And I haven't had time/energy to cook, at the end of the day. And I've wanted -- so badly -- to binge on junk.


We had a box of Girl Scout cookies in the house, my favorite flavor, and I just wanted to DOWN them.

So today, I took the bad compromise. I went and bought some Atkins bars, and ate three. (Enough to tie me to the bathroom.... NOT enough to make me feel like I'm dying. Sugar alcohols....)

Am I proud of downing so much junk that I've emptied my bowels? Nope.

Is it better than some of the alternatives, that I was apt to give into soon? You betchya!

Self-care food-prep simply requires more spoons than I have at the moment... but after my pig-out, I was actually able to make a shepherd's pie, tonight, so there's food for the next several days. (REAL food, with nutritonal value.)

And this is how we hang in there, when the going gets tough.
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Old Wed, Aug-07-19, 19:53
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/214/153 Female 5'8"
Progress: 40%
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Hey, survival is the first rule.

Know a vet student that ate a baked potato and boiled chix breast everyday for lunch.

When my kids were little, I needed short cuts. Baked chicken legs, fill 9 x 13 pan. Microwaves frozen vegies. Potatoes, English or sweet, microwaved.

Hang in there, you WILL find your sea legs!!


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