I figure I may as well put this out there for everyone to see. Just in case anyone else was wondering. In my most recent post and in another past post you (Allan) have told me that my food choices suck. I agree. I agree they could be wholer (is that a word?) - healthier - less processed - less sugary - less and more of a lot of things.
When I started this I started on 'The box diet'. 'Box' referring to low calorie frozen entrees. It worked. It's working now. It works when I use it. I use it because it's simple.
In a life ruled by toddlers with no income, no home to call my own, no belongings to really call my own and no money to speak of I have to use what is available to me. The box diet works for me. The pittance that goes toward food is divided by 6 different people in this house. Me and my girls plus my mom, step dad and sister. My step-dad as I have mentioned is a junk food junkie. Before he moved in my mom could easily have lived on white rice and broccoli for the rest of her life and my sister lived and for the most part still lives on diet coke, snyder's pretzels, and gum.
The thing is when my step-dad moved in money for food got eaten up quicker by cookies, candy, chips, soda (he has a min. of 3 diet sodas a day and that's only the cans in our fridge . . . he also eats a butt load of fast food) and sugary cereals not to mention poptarts, donuts and a ton of other crap.
All this to say when I am 'on track' I know that my food choices could be better and more filling and more nutritious but I do with what I have. I cannot make fresh seafood, or chicken or fresh veggies because my step-dad's honey comb, diet coke and cookie addiction takes precedence. Not right. Not logical. But true.
I just talked to my mom about using the majority of the money for good and healthy food and making my step-dad scrounge for his crap food and she was all for it. Unfortunately, I don't know if the idea will take or if she was just agreeing with me to shut me up.
So, Allan, I am 100% aware my food choices 'suck'. But please, do tell (no sarcasm or patronizing here) how would you fix this situation? Of course all others are welcome to throw in their 2 cents also.
PS: I've been following you (Allan) for a long time. I think you've followed me on and off - I think. And Princess dieter - we have been following each other for a very long time now. Just wondering, why the sudden need to express opinions in the quality of my food choices. They haven't changed from Jan. of last year up until I lost the 50lbs. When I'm 'on plan' this is how I eat. When I'm off plan, well, there's a lot more sugar a lot more fat, a ton more fast food and crap. What gives?
PPS: Thanks for the e-mail. :)