Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Is anyone else like me? I work full time, by the time I make the drive home it is at least 5:30-5:45. The hours after work are far too few for the things I would like to or need to accomplish! I need a longer day!!!
Last week I went grocery shopping. Bought fresh veggies and chicken to make some stir fry suppers, some lean pork chops to throw on the grill with some fresh veggies, stuff to make some ground turkey chili for lunches, cage free organic eggs, and fresh fruit. I envisioned all the yummy things I was going to make for dinner and lunch.
Saturday I grilled some chicken & veggies and cooked the chili in my crock pot. Sunday was my daughters birthday and I didn't eat any of the above. On Sunday my daughter informed me of my granddaughter's school play which was Monday at 7pm. So Monday, I had some quickly warmed the chili up and dashed off to her school.
Neighboring city, Holland, has a big tulip festival - and a friend asked me if I wanted to head over there at 6pm to check out the tulips and happenings on Tuesday. Of course, I said yes - so no time to eat any of the above stuff. Run home, grab something quick - maybe time to have one of those eggs!
Wednesday I am going to a concert in Kalamazoo and will not be home to cook dinner.
You get the picture. I constantly feel like I am torn between doing the things I want to do and eating dinner. If I eat dinner first, it is too late to do many of these things. Even getting in a bike ride, it gets dark too quickly - and who can ride a bike on a full stomach? If I eat after, I am eating at 8pm or later.
My weekends are pretty packed with housework, yardwork, laundry, shopping and volunteering. I have tried cooking meals ahead but I don't always have time to squeeze that in!
So, it's all about choices/priorities and obviously my good intentions to eat healthy don't work if I don't eat the food! It seems food and exercise are the first to get scratched off the list. How do you make it ALL work???