Party on Weight, Party on Girth! ~ Part Duh

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A couple years ago, I was in the same mindset and wrote this post and here I am again. Like most people who struggle with their weight, I have good moments and bad moments. Working in hospitality gives me even more of a challenge having to be around food all day, every day. And the icing on the cake (yes, I had to use a food reference) is that we just hired a new chef at the lodge and have been tasting all of his wonderful creations.

It has not escaped my attention that my body is not as willing or able to break down many of these treats complimented by cream sauces and bacon. Many years ago, I followed a very regimented plan where the only processed foods I ate were the meals I processed myself. I knew exactly what I was putting into my mouth and I could pronounce every single ingredient.

I have been slowly getting back into the way I used to eat. Every week, I make five or six salads in a mason jar for my lunches. It is a quick process to prepare lunch for the week and even easier to grab a jar and know I am having a very healthy lunch. I am going to make my own granola tonight for my breakfasts and my body will react well to the fact there are no preservatives that it has to figure out how to break down. I don’t need any more random ingredients stored in fat cells because my digestive system can’t come to the proper conclusion on how to dispose of the mysterious ingredients.

Weight and Girth (thank you Saturday Night Live) have been jamming in the basement of my viscera for far too long and the eviction notice is waiting to be served. Today I had my last Peameal Bacon on a bun from my Aunt and Uncle’s restaurant, at least for a few months. My fridge will be stocked with fruit and vegetables, whole foods and water.

It’s time to start the party in another room in my body and let Weight and Girth take up space in someone else’s basement. And by sharing this with everyone who reads this blog, I am making myself accountable to kick those two out on the street.  Party on Weight, Party on Girth…..just not in my world anymore. Schwing!

12 thoughts on “Party on Weight, Party on Girth! ~ Part Duh

  1. Good luck getting back on board with things. It’s nice knowing what’s in our food. That’s the part I love about cooking. The part I don’t love is *having* to cook when I don’t feel like it. 😁

  2. I am with you girl. Since I started working at the hospital, not a day goes by that patients don’t bring us doughnuts, muffins, chocolates, cakes, breads…you name it. Can’t they show their gratitude with a case of fruit and veggies?! I pack my own food and I keep it healthy and I constantly have to remind myself of the reasons why what goes into my body matters….hang in there. Fight the sauces!

    • I am currently barbecuing chicken on a charcoal barbecue and having it with a salad tonight. Everything I’ve made this week has been made at home and I know exactly what is in it and it feels good. Thanks for the support.

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