My husband and I began following Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure" plan in March of 2011. Needing to keep my motivation up, and also wanting an archive to read back over, I decided to join the legion of those people already tracking their progress.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Restocking the Fridge, Refusing to Give In

I admit Autumn is a hard time for me to diet. Too many things I love about the seasonal food: Apple Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Caramel this and that, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, Thanksgiving, oh my!

So this will be my real challenge ahead. There's a bit of a nip in the air and the leaves have started changing colors. Time to think up some substitutions - and fast!

We shopped for groceries the other night to restock the fridge from the ground up. I finally remembered we had a HUGE bag of frozen salmon steaks that we'd only had one dinner made from, and now I'm sad (and also unwilling to re-buy that bag of steaks until hurricane season is over!). The only thing we had was soup and cereal! I had to place an order from CarbSmart for ketchup and barbecue sauce - we can eat a lot of things with the help of condiments. But $19 for two kinds of condiments? Ouch!

So today is day 2 of being 100% back on the game. My body is already moving things right along, as it were. Martial Arts tonight, and then again Thursday night.

I just need a plan for this weekend. We never plan Friday - Saturday meals and I think that's why we always get in trouble (that and we have a friend who comes over on Fridays and I think it's too easy to assume cooking is more trouble than it's worth).

So I'm going to hope that being aware of that weakness is half the battle. I'll mention it to my husband and we'll see if we can't figure out something for Friday that's simple to make.

Thursday night we are going a bit fatty with our dinner, as it's the start of Football season, but it fits the count, even if most people would be horrified at the calories. ;)

So I'm back to using myFitnessPal and avoiding the food I crave. Lots of water, focusing on fiber.

Here we go (again)!


  1. Great job on getting back on track. I know its hard sometimes cause we around so many things that are belly bad. But just try extra hard to stay focused and you CAN do it!
    Have a great day :-)

  2. Boy do I know what you mean about Fall/Winter foods! I love all that stuff you just mentioned. My favorite being homemade soups and breads when its cold outside. We'll have to come up with alternatives together! I think having a plan for the weekend is a great idea. Usually Friday and Saturday nights are more makeshift around here. How about "meatball subs" on those St. Josephs pitas, or use the same pitas to make little oven pizzas. I like to get the pita a bit crispy first and then add the toppings and then pop them back in the oven. Got to have a crispy crust. Those two ideas resemble fast foods at least, but they're still good for us!

  3. Weekends are hard for me too. We don't plan and tend to eat out alot with friends. I agree the fall is a time of eating challenges. Our bodies want to lay down fat stores for the upcoming winter when we should be hibernating!

  4. I know what you mean about fall food, everything is super yummy and belly bad. But I think we can all get through this together, with a little creativity.

  5. Girls, I am so glad we have each other to be accountable to! This season is truly a difficult one in terms of diet for me in the past as well, but I am looking forward to finding ways to eat Belly Good and enjoy the season the same way as before! I'm sure I'll be coming up with some alternatives to share. Welcome back! :)