Thank you for the warm welcome and words of encouragement!
Beth, I'm still just sort of throwing food together. I'm planning to dive into the recipes on this board and get a meal plan put together. One of my kids is gluten-free, so we've already been modifying meals a bit, which makes it a little easier to wrap my head around it.
I'm planning to make some of the eggy breakfast cup things, because although I'm not tired of eating eggs for breakfast, I am
tired of cooking them every day.
Pattience, that is fantastic advice - thank you! I haven't necessarily been depressed, but I've definitely been stressed, sometimes overwhelmed, and often sleep-deprived since my second child was born. I think the combination of those things is a LOT like depression, and has definitely made it more challenging to make good food choices. And then the sugary or refined carb food choices, usually grabbed because they're quick and give me a quick boost, leave me feeling bad again in a short while. And the cycle continues. I think recognizing that cycle, and not just being upset about wearing my fat jeans, is a really good start.
WT, thank you - I definitely feel like the cravings are less of a big deal now, and I'm only on Day 5 now, so I think this can only get better.