Thursday, May 29, 2008
Well, I said I would get back on track this week, so I have been packing my lunch. It becomes almost mechanical, but this morning I packed it and I got to work and threw it in the fridge, then here I sit at lunch time eating and I looked at what I had and I was so proud of myself. I had a perfectly balanced meal covering all my food groups!
Last night we had hamburgers, we seldom eat them but my hubby loves them, so this time I made them smaller and thinner, and made a full plate of stuff to pile on them like tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, onions, banana peppers...you name it, there it was for the piling. And it was one of my better burgers I think. Anyway, we switched to wheat a long time ago, sometimes I forgo the bun, but last night with all my condiments I was looking forward to the bun. To offset the burgers I just heated up some beans and we had pineapple chunks packed in their own juices. Well there was a good bit of pineapple chunks left over since there is only two of us, so I put it in a baggie in the fridge.
This morning I got up grabbed a wheat bun(we used two from abag of eight), threw some turkey on it, wrapped that up, grabbed some baby carrots pitched them in a baggie and then I grabbed the pineapple chunks too, I also threw in a cow pal .75 oz cheese packet, and that was my lunch, grabbed a banana and a yoplait light yogurt for my breakfast and out the door I went. So I ate my banana early, I have to because my morning meds upset my stomach. Then around 9:30 or so I ate my yogurt, then 12:30 got out my lunch and while I was munching I realized I had all my groups covered without any thought.
This probably doesn't seem like a big deal to most people, but to me it was pretty cool to effortlessly make wise decisions and have something so good for lunch at the same time. It is so true if you have healthy stuff there you will eat it, and honestly it is good too! So how come it seems so hard most of the time?
Oh well, I wanted to chalk today up as a good day! It is sunny outside me and a coworker will walk the company walking track around two, and I will have met my daytime obligations! Yay!