Thursday, July 05, 2012
I had another light bulb moment yesterday. I realized that my day is just too long for the amount of food that I can eat. I was up at 7 AM and by afternoon, I had eaten everything I was allowed and the hungry monster was attacking. It being a holiday, usually we have the traditional BBQ fare but this time I changed the menu. They were predicting thunder storms through out the day so instead of cooking outside, I decided to enjoy myself too and put in a crock pot dinner of country style pork ribs and lots of veggies and beans. I started this soon after I had gotten up and the rest of the day was ours with nothing to do. Our company called last minute that they couldn't make it so it was just me and my husband.
Breakfast was early because we got up early and by noon the house had the beautiful aroma wafting from the crock pot. So naturally we ate. Now here it was 1 PM and most of the calories were already consumed. At 3 PM after a very good movie on TV, we needed something and that's when everything broke loose. I think between the boredom, no company and emotional eating that we just couldn't get thru the day. Then my husband said something that really hit home. To us, it just isn't a holiday without the traditional foods. All our lives were centered around this. How we missed the BBQ, those carb ridden salads and the rich desserts. Now it has been drummed into us that most foods are bad and portions are supposed to be so small that a meal is done in 15 mins. When you are retired and together 24/7, there isn't a lot of new things to talk about so meal time is usually the same "This is good" and then it's over. I'm not complaining, just stating how it is.
We ended up playing some computer games, watching more TV and finally night came. I think the heat and humitiy had a lot to do with our energy too. However it was a very long day.