So I'm back in diet mode and trying to get myself healthy again. I know when I found out about my cervical cancer last fall I slacked off quiet a bit. I pulled out some comfort foods and although I tried to still exercise as I could and watch a lot of my foods, I fell short by a long shot. Now that I'm recovering and getting healthy again I am loving it. I'm all ready seeing the inches go away and feeling better as I eat healthier. I'm not saying it's easy because it's not. Just like any addiction food is something I have to watch. I have to tell myself in the store when going through certain isles that if I buy it I will eat it and if I eat it I will feel bad emotionally and physically. Isn't it odd that foods that taste so good often make us feel lousy? I've learned to stock better foods in my house for me. Some of the foods you use to find in my house I no longer stock are cookies, ice cream, frozen burritos, cake icing and chocolate milk. Oh don't worry about me. I still indulge now and then and I still stock wine in the fridge. A glass here and there is relaxing. What might you ask are the foods I've learned to stock to help me feel better about me and help me feel satisfied hunger wise and still lose weight? OK. I'll share. If you're at my house a few of the items you might find include: low sodium V8 juice, cashews, bananas, apples, peanut butter (oh yeah and I do get the peanut butter and jelly sometimes), cheese, pickles, egg rolls, eggs, , soups, bread (although I rarely eat it toast will do in a pinch if you're hungry), raisin bread, cereals, soy milk, Pringles (yeah I know they are not diet, but I don't eat em much), Dannon Light Fit Greek Yogurt and Jimmy Deans Turkey Griddle French Toast breakfast sandwiches. I don't go out to eat very often, but when I do I eat what I want. I think one of the major thing people do wrong when trying to get healthy and diet is they deprive themselves, which sets them up for failure at long term success and I want long term success. It's hard not to turn to comfort foods, but like I said with any addiction you just take it one day at a time and put one foot in front of the other. It's been a rough couple of years with a lot of loss from Jeff, to Robb, to old friends, and family. It's also been a couple of years of growing and succeeding on so many levels. My attitude towards life and people has improved and my days are spent mostly happy and mostly feeling well. I had a spell yesterday where I didn't feel great, but I pulled through it and ended the day on a positive with friends sitting around a fire listening to stories and laughing. So tell me what is in your fridge and how do the foods you eat make you feel?