Don't Blame the Diet

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sometimes I fear something bad will happen to me at work for everyone to witness, and then they'll blame the diet for it. But when I think about it, no one was blaming my diet for illnesses before. I needed my gallbladder removed a few years back, and everyone blamed it on other things - medication I was taking, improper digestion, a sign of the times, or just certain foods (usually fruits because of the acidic nature). It was never the fact that I ate "food" instead of food. If I'm ever in a bad mood, someone will say, "Oh, I thought this diet was supposed to make you feel good all the time!" That's interesting, but it's so contrary. And it's a bit unfair. I don't want to defend this, but it's unusual so I generally have to.

  • 5 tangelos = 300 calories
  • 1 tangelo = 60 calories
  • 3 1/2 cups red seedless grapes = 210 calories
  • Most of a small avocado = 265 calories
  • 1 head of broccoli with red wine vinegar and a splash of EVOO = 180 calories
  • 1 lb strawberries = 145 calories
  • Brown rice and steamed broccoli with a sesame ginger sauce (love my husband!) = 450 calories
Calories: 1610
Colors: Orange, red, green, brown (lots of green today)
Water: 180 oz
Exercise: Stretching, pushing bins at work. Editing lots! (brain exercise!)
Sunshine: 20 minutes
Sleep: 6.5 hours or so. Not great sleep.

I'm having some issue with my bladder - but don't be so quick to blame the diet! I think I'm just super stressed, so hopefully this clears up with some cranberry. I'll confess that I take the pills because it's concentrated. I'm not pleased with doing it, but if it'll help the bladder issue, then I'll take it for now. 

If you're wondering, the stress is from working two jobs. One is a punch-in-and-out kind of job. We get asked to work funky hours sometimes, but I only (am supposed to) work 32 hours there. It's an hour away, so it takes quite a bit of time out of my day. My other job takes up the rest of my time, but it's what I love to do. I've been blessed, but it's stressful trying (and failing) to meet deadlines. I'm happy to do it because it's how my brain works, but it's getting to me. I've put it out to the universe to handle this for me, so with that in the works, hopefully I'll be less inclined to pull my hair out by this time next week. :o) But until then..

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.


NerdyGirlT said...

Stay positive boo bear! I hear you on the stress of jobs and things like that. Stay positive, stay true, stay you. I <3 you!

Michelle Kampmeier said...

@NerdyGirlT - Thanks, darlin'! You're incredible! I <3 you toooo!!

Angela Carlie said...

I can totally relate to this! I get that all the time from the negative peeps in my life who want to make me feel bad about how I eat because they feel bad about their own lives. It's funny whenever I want to take a sick day from work to catch up on writing or go to the beach, I always make sure to tell them it's a "personal" day because I don't want them thinking I'm sick and bringing up the whole diet thing. Crazy.

Angela Carlie said...

PS -- I hope your bladder issue clears up and your stress is reduced soon. <3

Michelle Kampmeier said...

Thanks, Angela! That's how it feels, doesn't it? We shouldn't have to explain, but when we're doing something "weird" or "unusual" then we feel the need to defend. Is what it is. I just like bringing awareness to all this. <3

And thanks for the positive thoughts!!

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