LisaLulu Posted May 21, 2014 Share Posted May 21, 2014 I know most of my poor food choices come from inept planning and then getting hungry right when it's hectic. Today I didn't prep or cook dinner until it was too late. I got too much exercise, had a toddler who had a growth spurt and wanted to nurse constantly, had to call in a police report for a reckless driver who ran a stop sign when I was crossing the road with kids, had a run in with an asshole neighbor, kids were demanding, yadda, yadda, yadda... Had enough leftovers to feed the kids and husband but not for me but didn't mind because I was still full from lunch. But then hunger hit hard and nothing was ready of course and the kids were acting feral and I suddenly wanted to just shove my face into a giant bag of non compliant anything and get calories into me ASAP. Instead I got the calories in with plantain chips, guacamole and raisins to tide me over while I threw dinner together and got it into the oven. These kind of days are a regular occurrence. I menu plan and prep to the best of my ability but stuff comes up when you have an autistic child in kindergarten and a toddler. When this used to happen pre whole 30 it meant fast food and processed food. After whole 30 it means gnawing at a rotisserie chicken standing up or a handful of dried fruit (nuts don't agree with me) while I scramble some sort of a meal together. Lunch is the only time of day when I can actually prepare and sit down to a leisurely meal (baby is napping then, other child is at school). I always tell myself I'm going to get it together and not have this happen, but frankly, life is difficult right now. I spend most of my day making food and cleaning up after other people and my house is still a disaster, dishes pile up and I'm so exhausted by evening I can't do anymore, which means I start the next day with yesterday's mess. It's like borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. It's even worse in the mornings trying to get breakfast in me while getting the kids ready and when I ask other moms for advice they just say they don't eat or live on coffee and sugar or tell me about these great smoothies or oatmeal or cereal bars. Even the compliant suggestions are eggs eggs eggs, which I am severely intolerant of. Making real food takes time. Sitting down to chew properly takes time. Feeding a family properly takes time. I can't heat up a pizza pocket when I get hungry or make my kids kraft dinner and hot dogs like everyone else. When other people are throwing lunchables into their kids bags I'm peeling and chopping carrots and mashing avocados for guacamole. Most of the time eating whole 30 is more help than anything- I have more energy so I can get more done, need to eat less often and we had to eat from scratch before anyway due to food intolerances/finances so things were already hard. I don't know what to do though. It's hard. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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