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Flooding Feelings of Stress Eating

This morning I woke up and headed down the stairs to start my breakfast. When I stepped on the rug in front of the sink, it was wet. I thought maybe Mr. B dropped and ice cube or something. Then I stepped off the rug and heard a squish sound.

Immediately I knew something wasn’t right. I walked around a bit more and soon saw water coming up between the boards of our laminate floor.

Shit.

I went over to our pantry, where there is no flooring, opened the door and saw about a half inch of water.

Shit shit shit.

I go wake up Mr. B and inform him of the situation. I then start cleaning up the stuff off the floor of the pantry and send Mr. B to the other side of our duplex to assess the situation over there.

Ummm…ya, not a way to start the day.

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This was what Mr. B discovered next door. Probably about 3 inches of water in the downstairs which was beginning to come over on our side.

Let me take a moment to explain our living situation, since I don’t thing I ever have before….

Mr. B’s grandparents own the duplex we live in. When we first got together we worked on the one side to update it and now live there. We had someone living on the other side until last year, so now we are in the process of working on that side. In fact those cabinets seen in the picture above, they’re brand new and were JUST put in. Ugh.

Alright, so Mr. B made phone calls while I got ready for work. Which I was already way behind on doing. Then I hear on the news that the main road I take to work is closed due to flooding.

By this point I just want to say screw it. I haven’t made my lunch yet and really just wanted to say forget it. I had a short convo with myself that I could just run through a drive thru and grab something for lunch.

Ya, that was a very SHORT convo, then I smacked my inner binge girl and reminded her that stress eating would not get me anywhere with the water situation. Eating a bag of French fries wouldn’t remove the water. It never fixed a situation in the past, so why would it fix it now. All that would happen would be me feeing like crap for eating crap. I would undo some hard work and would just be angry with myself.

So I packed myself my Simply Filling lunch. And got on with my day. Because as I always tell myself ‘There is no other option!’

Then Mr. B sent me the following picture of our heating vent full of almost 9 inches of water.

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Inner binge girl rose her head again, but was quickly shut up with a delicious pineapple vanilla yogurt combo.

I’m a stress eater and while I have come a LONG way from the days where I would eat my feelings, I still struggle from time to time. I’m sure this will be happening more today and over the next few days because we have a mess on our hands and the rain isn’t letting up any time soon. Sigh.

But I always got to remember that food will never fix whatever the situation may be. It only fixes hunger!

Are you a stress eater? How do you deal with it?

WIAW: Week 14

Brooke: Not on a Diet's WIAW: Week 14

Yesterday I talked about my new eating style and I must say that I’m quite happy with my choices so far this week. It isn’t quite as difficult at doing completely meatless since I’m still eating fish. My eats for the week were pretty spot on except for Saturday where Mr. B and I went out for sushi. But, I’m happy with it all.

I’m probably going to gain this week though. Especially since I’m not exercising very much due to my foot. I know I said I was going to start doing Turbo Fire again this past week, but I was still having some foot issues and decided to put that off for another week. I did do some walking and a couple of sessions of Zumba Rush on Xbox Kinect. My foot is still a bit sore, but nothing like it was. I will try to attempt Turbo Fire this week and see how it goes. All I know is I’m so ready to get back to my regular workout routine! I am so missing getting a good sweat on! And this is the only time I have regretted NOT having a gym membership because I know being in the pool would be beneficial. Oh well, just going to keep on trucking along and listening to my body!

Now on to this week’s eats!

Thursday

Thursday

Breakfast
Banana Bread Oatmeal
(2 packs of maple & brown sugar oatmeal w/ banana & daily oil)

Lunch
Taco Salad
(lettuce, soy crumbles w/ taco seasoning, salsa & sour cream)

Dinner
Spaghetti Squash Bake
Garlic Toast

Snacks
Vanilla Yogurt w/ Strawberries
Popcorn
Pineapple
2 PointsPlus Weight Watchers Celebration Cake Bar

Friday

Friday

Breakfast
Green Monster Smoothie
(WW vanilla smoothie mix, almond milk, banana, strawberries, spinach, & oil)

Lunch
Salad w/ Feta & Hendrickson’s Dressing
Spaghetti Squash Bake

Dinner
Veggie Sub from Subway
(italian herbs & cheese bread, spinach, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, banana peppers, mustard, & 1/2 can of tuna)
Strawberries & Pineapple

Snacks
Vanilla Yogurt w/ Strawberries
2 Bites Of Cupcake
Beer from Bent River
Toast w/ Chocolate PB2

Saturday

Saturday

Breakfast
Regular Oatmeal w/ PB 2, Banana, & Oil

Lunch
(From Fresh Deli)
Portobello Mushroom Slider
Avocado Slider
Chips

Dinner
Spring Rolls
Sushi
Cherry Cheesecake Martini

Snacks
Toast w/ Chocolate PB2

Sunday

Sunday

Breakfast
Eggs w/ Morning Star Sausage & Cheese
Toast

Lunch
Burger Wrap
(tortilla, Boca burger, mayo, cheese, ketchup, & lettuce)
Cuties

Dinner
Shrimp Stir Fry
Crab Rangoonies

Snacks
2 PointsPlus Weight Watchers Celebration Cake Bar
Mint Cookie Smoothie
(WW mint cookie smoothie mix, WW chocolate smoothie mix, & almond milk)

Monday

Monday

Breakfast
Egg Burritos
(eggs, cheese, salsa, & tortillas)

Lunch
Salad w/ Feta & Sesame Ginger Dressing
Shrimp Stir Fry

Dinner
Salad w/ Feta, Cranberries, & Homemade Balsamic Dressing
Lasagna Spinach Rolls
Garlic Toast

Snacks
Vanilla Yogurt w/ Cherries
Cuties

Tuesday

Tuesday

Breakfast
Banana Bread Oatmeal
(maple & brown sugar oatmeal, banana, & oil)

Lunch
Salad w/ Feta & Hendrickson’s
Lasagna Spinach Rolls

Dinner
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Lemon Garlic Broccoli

Snacks
Vanilla Yogurt w/ Strawberries
Popcorn
Cuties

Any exciting eats for you this week?

I want to leave you with something fun and cute this week! Last Friday was my grandmother’s 85th birthday! Last year around this time she wasn’t doing so well and has been living in a nursing home. She has her good days and bad days. Saturday she was on a roll and made us laugh a lot. Love that lady!

Here are some pictures from the evening!

Grandmabday The first pic is my family minus my sister, the 2nd is my Aunt Karla applying lipgloss to the queen, and the last picture is of my grandmama and her ‘friend’ Don holding hands. (No this is my papa, this is just a guy at the nursing home she has become quite fond of. It’s pretty much the cutest thing ever!)

Lastly, I want to leave you with a video of my grandmama singing the ‘dirty’ addition to her birthday song. An 85-year-old woman saying bastards is quite funny. ;)

Lacto-ovo-pesca-vegetarian….what?

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I want to wish my best friend, Jennifer a VERY happy birthday! I’m so lucky to have you as a friend! I cannot wait to see you very soon!! Love you Jenny!

Mr. B and I finished up our Meatless March challenge just last week. We posted a recap about our experience and left it as we would probably start incorporating meat again, but not as often as we used to.

We had shrimp on Monday and cod on Tuesday with no issue. On Wednesday I decided to make nachos with some ground turkey.

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Mmmm…Nacho goodness!

About an hour later we were both in major stomach pain and not feeling so hot. It was terrible and probably the worst stomach pain I have had since the last time I binged on a bunch of crap. Totally not a feeling I want to ever experience again. Mr. B dealt with it when he ate some steak on Friday too.

So, what does this mean?

Well, I for one will not be eating any more red meat or poultry. I don’t care to have that stomach pain ever again. I also do not want to be putting things into my body that really don’t belong there. And of course I just don’t think animals need to be treated the way they are being treated to make their way to my dinner plate.

I will still be eating seafood (not giving up my sushi!), eggs(plan on purchasing farm fresh from the farmer’s market), and some dairy. I would eventually like to cut out all dairy, as I already drink almond milk. But giving up cheese and sour cream is scary. If there are any suggestions you have, that would be great!

All this makes me a lacto-ovo-pescetarian!

What is that you wonder? Well, it’s a combo of 3 different types of vegetarianism. Lacto vegetarians are ones that still eat dairy, ovo vegetarians still eat eggs, and pesca vegetarians still enjoy seafood. All three of them sum up my eating habits from now on.

I don’t plan on being hardcore about it because quite frankly that’s just not the lifestyle I want. (although this may change in the future) I am going to do my best to avoid the things that will make me feel icky though, because that is what matters most to me.

Mr. B is with me on this too, although he will probably indulge in the occasional steak and then complain to me about it being a bad idea. ;) I’m glad to have him along though because I feel it would be tough if he wasn’t. I’m so lucky to have a supportive spouse! There are a few people who think we’re silly for doing this, but we also have a lot of people who are cheering us on. Heck, I even got my sister doing the same! (Go Sissy Linn!)

Since this is becoming an actual lifestyle around here, I will be doing some more reading and learning about how to sustain this lifestyle. I want to make sure that we are healthy and not relying on all of the frozen meatless products. I also plan on sharing things I learn with you guys. So, stick around and see where this new lifestyle takes us and learn a thing or two along the way!

Are you vegetarian? Have you ever considered being one?

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