I'd like to tell you that I eat three well-balanced healthy meals and three light snacks and drink eight glasses of water each day.
To be more specific, I'd like to tell you that every morning I have a bowl of oatmeal with a sprinkling of cinnamon, a boiled egg, and a half cup of orange juice for breakfast, and that my mid-morning snack consists of a piece of fresh fruit. I'd like to tell you that when lunchtime arrives I make a nice well-balanced meal from leftovers and enjoy an afternoon snack of a few pretzel chips and some hummus. I'd like to tell you that I take time to prepare a healthy supper each evening with the proper portions of lean protein, whole grains, and fresh vegetables, and then enjoy a very light snack before bedtime.
I'd like to tell you all these things, but the truth is that so far this year I have fallen short of these healthy eating habits. Here's a look at what I ate on Monday.
I did fairly well on my meals (top row) and drank six glasses of water, however, did you notice a lack of fruit and an over-abundance of (leftover-from-National-Scrapbook-Day) chocolate snacks, which, of course, go down best with an ice-cold Coca-Cola (bottom row)? Despite the fact that I planned to take photos for this blog post of what I ate all day, I still couldn't resist that chocolate in the pantry! (It's all gone now - whew!)
So, each day I start over, trying to make better choices, patting myself on the back when I do, giving myself grace when I don't. I often think that one day I'll do a big purge so that there are only healthy food and drink choices in the house . . . someday soon!
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