Junk Food Junkie

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Junk Food Junkie.”
What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.

My biggest junk food weakness is anything with or made from potatoes.  Chips, fries, gems, hash browns, jacket potatoes.  Anything made from that starchy wonder is good enough!

Don’t tell me you aren’t thinking the same thing.  I’ll bet a quick Google image search will change your mind.

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Mouth watering yet?  Because mine is.  I’ve been a sucker since I was a little kid.  Cutting back on my favourite vegetable is probably one of the hardest things about my new health kick.  I would seriously eat them all day every day if I thought it wouldn’t cause a heart attack.  Gimme gimme gimme!

-JD

Time to Change – Day Thirteen

So, I fell off the wagon.  Instead of going out to eat a few days ago, we made the mistake of going to the supermarket when hungry and when my friend was going through a rough point in her life.  We bought too much junk and she stayed over for a couple of days, and between bad food and alcohol, I’m almost back to where I started (though not quite thankfully).

I’m back on the diet and exercise now, and I’m even more determined this time.  Now that I know how easy it is to give in to temptation, I’m going to do even more to avoid it.  I made sure I went for my walk today even though it was warmer than it has been in a very long time, and I’ve stayed under my calorie limit by a fair bit today.  I also made sure I focused mainly on protein to make up for the extra fat and carbs I’ve eaten over the past couple of days.

I’m also going to make sure I write as much as possible – it was very easy to allow myself to fall off the wagon when I wasn’t writing because I didn’t have to acknowledge it.  It was like slipping straight back into my old habits, and while it tasted amazing, putting weight back on that it’d started to shift didn’t taste as good.

I got some good news yesterday – I’ve most likely landed a full time job in a fancy new store.  I’ll get a definite answer yes or no early next week, but I’m so happy about it.  I was glad I was offered something last week but I was nervous it was only a casual job.  A full time job is ideally what I need as it’s guaranteed hours, which I need to make sure I can pay my rent and bills!

Tomorrow’s temperature is supposed to be even warmer than today so I’ll be going for my walk early.  Not ideal to start a new job all sunburnt!  I’m also going to keep planning my meals in advance.  I’m not going to let a couple of bad days drag me down!

-JD