Yeah, not a fan.
I think that it may be safe to say that I’m just not a huge advocate of being healthy. Not for it’s effects, but more so for the process. It’s just not that fun! Let me lead you through my week…
First thing’s first. I had been home the week before this resolution week, and because of the fact that I would not be home during Easter, my mother bought me Cadbury Creme Eggs as a “going back to college incentive”, if you will. So, I packed those carefully in my suitcase and headed back to Texas. Well, I get back to college and I reach my hand into my bag of resolutions and pull out none other than Eat Healthy For A Week. Ohhhhh FANTASTIC. Let me just unpack these chocolate, creme filled eggs of deliciousness and hide them in the closet. It was a very sad day. I felt like those Cadbury eggs really wanted my attention, and I just wasn’t able to provide them with that. However, you better believe that when I finish this blog for the week, I’m taking those bad boys out of the closet and diving right it. (I might be slightly deprived)
Moving on though, here’s the deal. I live on a college campus, which has proven to be not such an easy place to get a healthy meal! This week consisted of a lot of the salad bar and cold meat sandwiches. I’m not gonna lie, that got old quick, so I tried to come up with some more options. I drug myself to the grocery store and bought myself some cottage cheese and peaches, because Lord knows I was going to go get those chocolate eggs to snack on while I was doing homework if I didn’t get something yummy and healthy in my room STAT! Cottage cheese and peaches saved my life this week, and that bag of pistachios that I had in my backpack! Two snacks that I may be keeping on hand more often now.
Another change that I incorporated into my diet this week was looking for healthy items on menus when I go out to eat! I’m not going to lie, it was VERY difficult for me to go to iHop and not order the Two x Two x Two with pork bacon extra crispy, eggs over medium and extra butter with my pancakes, all smothered in original maple syrup, but I did it! Instead, I went to iHop and ordered the grain and wheat pancakes filled with blueberries and topped with bananas with a side of scrambled egg substitute. I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t too bad! Only 540 calories, AND I felt like a champ when I walked out of that place. You will not break me, iHop!
That’s not to say that there wasn’t anything that broke me this week. Yes, that’s right. I, Sarah McGriff, faltered in my 12th resolution of 2013, but I have reason! So…a couple that goes to my church here in San Marcos has taken me in as their somewhat “adopted granddaughter” and yesterday they treated me to a meal at Saltgrass for my birthday, and yes, birthday cake. I wasn’t going to tell them no to the cake, and COME ON! It’s my birthdayyyyy. (or at least tomorrow is) So I was celebrating and I ate a small piece of the most delicious chocolate cake that any deprived chocoholic has ever had. I felt like an addict going into relapse, and I was so okay with it. Sorry…but I’m so, very not sorry.
Regardless, I learned a lot this week about how difficult it is to stay healthy day in and day out, but also what my options are. Hey, I tried new foods. Healthy foods! I’m pretty excited about that. It was a great learning experience and I’m glad I got to do it. Now, if you would excuse me, there are some eggs of the chocolate variety that are literally screaming at me from my closet. I better go see what they want.
Thank you for reading, and check back tomorrow, ON MY BIRTHDAY, to see what resolution 13 will entail! :) Whoooo for eating healthy! Have a fantastic week!