... I almost miss my discarded layer of fat, not actually the fat itself, but the insulation it provided. It isn't even actually winter yet but I feel like I'm constantly deep frozen, despite wearing several layers... and it isn't even snowing or anything like it.... boy, how would I survive a winter in really cold parts of the world???
Yet despite being cold we had a fabulous day. Offspring just loved havinghis birthday. Hubby build him a workbench in the garage with real tools and he absolutely LOVES it!!!!
We went to a little dinosaur museum which included a bird/reptile park and it was really lovely. You could hold snakes and lizzards. In my opinion only a dead snake is a good snake, yet I do have to admit that they are fascinating. I had one around my neck, but it gave me the creeps. Offspring on the other hand loved them and wanted to take one home... bad idea!!!!
My family LOVED my little kid's version of a Star Wars death star birthday cake. It was just a perfect size... the cake was gone in no time.
I ate some salty popcorn instead. Was glad though that they so obviously enjoyed it. I was really proud of myself for not even envying them... at least not really bad... but don't pat me too much on the shoulder too much just yet, cause offspring chose McDonalds for dinner.... and I had a real burger and small fries... still no soda though (good girl) only half an orange juice. I can't help it, even though I'm totally aware that there is hardly anything nutricious in the food, and I look back with horror when I was a teenager and worked at McDonalds for one summer and ate their food every single day (makes me shiver in disgust).. well, despite all that, now and then once in a while I just love eating one of them unhealthy, white squishy buned, fat dripping, mayo covered burger and fries.
Yet I am so grateful that I know so much more about truely healthy foods, I'm grateful that I can raise my boys in a way that eating wholemeal prducts is just normal, that veggies are delicious, and dark chocolate tastes perfectly fine. Sometimes I think back a couple years and remember thinking certain foods healthy... and actually they are so not. I learned to eat wholemeal pasta (which I used to hate, I still have to do half half with white pasta), I learned to really love dark chocolate (okay, 70% is my absolute maximum, I tried 80% once and almost puked), I learned to drink good plain old water (never grew up with drinking plain water) and I value it, even if I still struggle to really love it at times, I learned to eat brown rice (after living in Asia for quite a while I was put off rice entirely though for quite a while), I learned to stick to meal and snack times (okay, sometimes the munchies still come and visit, but generally), I learned to not eat after dinner generally, it helps me a lot to not binge, I learned to fight the binge-monster, sometimes I win, sometimes he does, but over all I'm on the winning team!!!! Yay for healthy eating!!!!!!