Surviving the First Clean Eating Temptation.

Tonight my daughter’s daycare had an open house. It was the first one they’ve held since she started this summer and I was excited. An open house! At my daughter’s “school”! This was another one of those “holy fuck I’m actually a parent” type moments. I have a kid. I go to open houses. I bring home her artwork. Oh, and I also pushed her out of my vagina. But whatevs.

This post isn’t about my kid’s artwork OR my vagina (too bad for you). This post is about how I survived my first temptation since really beginning my clean eating journey. At the open house, there was food. Not anything fancy or extravagant but they had grapes and strawberries (with yogurt dip), broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes and celery… And they also had chicken salad sandwiches, spinach-artichoke dip, brownies, cake… All sort of foods that I would normally be all over. Let me tell you, I wanted that spinach-artichoke dip. But instead of loading my plate with preservatives, carbs, saturated fats and gods-know-what-else, I piled it with the fresh fruit and veggies…. And no yogurt dip or Ranch dressing.

I felt very proud of myself as I ate my selections! I love parties, and I love to snack on party food so this was a big hurdle for me to overcome. Now don’t get me wrong, I plan on having cheat days… I happen to be saving up for a big one coming up next week. My best friend’s getting married and her bachelorette party is coming up, and I plan on having fun and not worrying about what I’m eating/drinking that night. But in order to do it in good conscience, I have to save up and be good until then.

It actually wasn’t terribly difficult. All I could think about when I looked at the food on the table was how I had no idea what was in everything that was there.. And that made me not want to eat it and stick to the items that I knew I could count on being whole and clean.

Natalie: 1, Junk Food: 0. Booyah.


  1. YEAH!!! You go, girl!
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    • I should probably explain my enthusiasm.

      A) I’m proud of you.

      B) I once had that kind of willpower. I could go to Christmas at my mom’s, eat at the meal and maybe have a cookie or two. I just didn’t want to keep grazing. I miss that like whoa.

      And since I’m overweight and I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, getting the weight off is a priority. And clean eating (as well as exercise) is the way to do it.
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  2. I need your willpower. Way to go
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  3. HOORAY for you!!! That’s so awesome. Great job! I’m sure the first time was the hardest… smooth sailing from here :)

  4. ““holy fuck I’m actually a parent” type moments. I have a kid. I go to open houses. I bring home her artwork. Oh, and I also pushed her out of my vagina. But whatevs.”

    Not your average mommy blog. LOVE it, I lol’ed!
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  5. I’m curiously interested, watching from a distance, and wondering if I could do this too. But I’m not ready to commit because I’m afraid I’ll fail. I do hate the long list of ingredients on every single thing I put in my kid’s mouth (and mine). Good job, you’re rocking it so far!
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