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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blogging Challenge April 2011 ~ E

Favourite Author

Erskine, Barbara ~ Lady of Hay

Don't run on EMPTY, EAT clean.

I have to admit for many years I did not eat right.  Working full time and more helping run a business, small child to take care of, a home to run and suffering from depression, taking care of me was kind of a back burner thing.  I'd get the afternoon slump at work (running on empty) and my quick go to fix was a huge cup of coffee and donuts or anything else that had sugar.  By the time we got home a healthy home cooked meal was the last thing I wanted to deal with, so easy pre-made frozen crap was usually our quick fix and I kept the guilt off by always having salad or fresh cut veggies as a side dish.  Of course you can't eat like this and not gain weight and in doing so makes the whole situation harder to deal with. 
I finally put my foot down last year when I read Tosca Reno's books about clean eating and decided that things just had to change.  I cannot say that I'm perfect at it and loosing weight has to be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do (even quiting smoking was easier). 
Now when I run on empty I'm armed with healthier things to get through the day.  I start the day off with a healthy breakfast, I drink my water and I eat more frequently, four to five smaller meals, each meal contains protein and a source of fibre, like fruit or vegetables.
Since I changed the way I eat, I find that running on EMPTY is a thing of the past.

Signing off till next time.


  1. Good for you I admire you very much, it's hard to admit that one has not been eating sensibly but you accepted it and have done something about it, Good luck.


  2. Thank you Yvonne, I wasn't sure if I really wanted to publish this post, I'm glad I did.

  3. Well done :) I am quite guilty of running "empty", not too good at eating breakfast in the morning and often eat wrong things during the day. Will have to look up the book you mentioned.