Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Last night after a dance competition the girls in my daughters' new dance group decided they should go for dinner and get to know each other better!
I had a real AHA moment. First I ate the WORST items on the menu, and actually stopped enjoying them a short way through the meal.
Second, I realized that I have a lot of knowledge about nutrition but don't actually put that knowledge into action as often as I should.
I have an incredibly picky eater who is my daughter. Not only is she picky but she is a competitive dancer so she gets way more exercise than the average person. I have always been aware that as calories are NOT a factor in her life, and her dislike of most everything makes me find items that are high in protein for her.
Anyway, as I sat at dinner last night and listened to the conversations, I realized that I too eat like a picky 16 year old girl and instead of having a healthy portioned controlled meal, I will eat pasta and chicken strips just because I want her to eat well.
Not sure how I am going to tackle this....on top of a picky daughter I have a meat and potato husband....and my health conscious son is coming home from University at the end of the month.
I also do not track here on Spark People, I say I am too busy...but now that I think I can get an app on my phone, I am going to try.
Starting today, I am going to track for one week....and this is a CRAZY week. No excuses, no beating myself up, just a cold hard look at the reality of what I eat.
I read a blog today by a sparkfriend who not only ADMITTED to a binge, but TRACKED it! Wow...
Here's to a great day!