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Disappointment and Will Power

january 20, 2012 food collage

I woke up this morning to the sound of the front door opening and hearing a “zipper” open and close… Hmm, I quickly popped out of bed as that is usually my cue that my food for the day has arrived from THE fresh diet. However, I don’t usually hear the bag being opened and then put down… I immediately knew something was “wrong.”

Upon heading downstairs and looking outside I was correct yesterdays bag had not been picked up and this was most definitely not today’s bag. So where was my bag? What happened to “my” food?? I was getting a little freaked because Danielle was going to be here in a few hours to “kick my butt” and I needed my morning protein to help my muscles do their thing.

I immediately hopped onto my email to see if I had gotten any mail, and nope, no phone calls… no mail… so I started trying to get in touch with anyone I could to help me… I figured the company had to open early as all deliveries are supposed to be to client’s homes by 6 am, but nope they open at 8, so I popped onto facebook and started writing. “Help, where is my food?” In the mean time I knew what this meant, I was not having THE fresh diet for my cuisine today! This was definitely one of those “make it or break it” kind of days starting like this. It would have been sooo easy for me to say “I’ll take the day off” and start again tomorrow, after all I knew there were Frito’s in my house… But I have come so far in the last few weeks and really don’t want to take that step backwards… So protein shakes for breakfast it was; Greek yogurt and fruit and skim milk. Love!

Danielle came and we worked out… Zumba and resistance training and the little endorphins did help me feel a little better.

I spent a lot of the day writing to everyone at THE fresh diet about “my food” and what happened as I really didn’t want this to ever happen again! Somehow my food was made, made its way to the DC Metro area but then somehow didn’t make it onto my delivery truck. I know, I know human error, it does happen, but it is just a pain in the neck when it does… I will throw in here that everyone I spoke with and wrote to at THE fresh diet was very supportive and helpful in finding out what happened and hopefully making sure this doesn’t happen again. And I am so happy and pleased with myself that I didn’t “fall off the bandwagon” or run to the Frito’s during the day and kept with my small plates of food that I tried to mimic what I have been eating these last few weeks. Dinner was going to be the hardest, but I had remembered a wonderful recipe from Canyon Ranch that I love made with Tofu and stir fried veggies in a delish sauce and I complimented that with mashed cauliflower which I also love and later had a small portion of ricotta cheese and pineapple mixture for dessert. I know at some point I am going to have to go back to cooking and eating myself so this wasn’t a bad thing, just a bit disappointing but happy with my will power!

So, do tell, what would you have done?

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Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on

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  1. Shelley, this is interesting. Didn’t know they had programs like this available! How much do you think it costs per meal? Do they have a website? Sure would be nice to not have to cook… on some days and know that you are eating well! :)
    The LEARNED Preneur @ NormaDoiron.NET

  2. Congratulations Shelley!!! I could hear the panic in your voice along with your clear thinking and leaning into your will power! This is so inspiring and a wonderful read, thank you for sharing.

  3. So proud of you for sticking to your eating plan in a pinch. Life throws us the occasional curve ball and you just have to make the stretch. Keep up the good work. Mind over matter. Stay strong Shelley!