A little over a week ago I decided it was time to “get healthy” with my nutritional choices. We all know those times when we sneak back to get 5 more bites of ice cream when our husband is asleep (don’t we?) and then regret it almost immediately. Well, I was having a regretful moment and was determined to start fresh. I ate so well for 2 1/2 days and it was glorious — fish, spinach, yogurt, orange juice, water, water, water, organic eggs, whole wheat bread. I felt great and if I can say it, it felt like a detox on my body of all the usual sugars and preservatives I pack in every day. It helped that my co-worker Caitlin and my husband Tim were in on it too and we were all looking out for each other…
But then it happened: a stress-filled moment at work and we HAD to go buy candy bars at the mini mart next door; and then Caitlin’s mom sent us a fabulous box at work of the Reese’s peanut butter eggs (you know the ones); and then the Easter bunny came! Oh, and down hill my determination went like a 3 lb bag of pastel peanut M&M’s on a skateboard. Somehow candy makes me feel better when I’m stressed and make fun times more fun. What’s wrong with me? Is this psychological?
I don’t know if I will ever be able to actually know the answer to this, but I do wonder how I would feel if I ate only food that is truly good for me: organic vegetables and egg whites, fresh fish and nuts, an adequate amount of water every day and not quit so much coffee and alcohol. I will let you know if I get on another kick and learn more about nutrition and my body!
Until then, I will confess that I am lounging on my couch drinking a beer and “writing” about being healthy.