Taking Time for Lunch
This seems like it would be a given, but too often I don't even fix myself lunch. I am so engulfed in life (including Emmajean's lunch, the house, art, photo client orders, friends, etc.) that I neglect myself.
A couple of weeks ago a friend was over and talking to me about some tummy troubles she'd been having for a YEAR! The only thing she can really attribute it to was poor eating, specifically chips or junk at meal time, because she was so busy with life. Let's face it, junk food is addictive and easy!
Fast forward to last week, I realized that I had been making Emmajean breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner and eating complete garbage myself! It hit me like a loaded-down grain truck that I had eaten the same thing for almost 4 straight meals. I say garbage, but chips and salsa doesn't taste like garbage! I probably had chips and salsa for lunch at least 5 times last week and a couple of times for dinner, yikes.
What's worse is that our 17 month old is wanting to copy everything I do these days. Watching her reach for a bag of chips, a crinkly candy wrapper, or a shiny red can of coke makes my heart heavy. She doesn't even drink Coke! I know she's watching what I do. While she is a great eater and loves to drink water, I'm scared of the direction she may go if she follows my lead. So, today I pledged to myself (and now to y'all) that I'm going to do better! I started by making a salad and soup for my own lunch today. So simple, right? I already feel better having had something healthy for lunch and just hope I can stick with it!
Indulgence in moderation is fine, my problem is keeping it in moderation.
So there.. I've admitted it, now I'm going to do something about it. Wish me luck!
Cheers to healthy choices and taking time for lunch!
What's your guilty pleasure? Is there a food you could eat everyday of the week?