So…things are going. Overall, I would say the family is making healthier choices, but we are still a long way from where I would love everyone to be. Baby steps…baby steps.
My daughter, Sarah, worked on a school project at her friend’s house on Wednesday night. She was invited to stay for dinner which ended up being takeout from In and Out Burger. When I picked her up, she was super excited to share that she did not order fries or a milkshake (which would have been her normal order) and just got the burger. She is my carb girl, so of course she ordered it with the bun. I told her I was impressed that she thought about what she was ordering and was able to think about what would be better choices. I left it at that. Baby steps…baby steps.
My son went home with a friend on Thursday due to parent teacher conferences. They went to Taco Bell. No comment.
My husband is trying but has had quite a few meals out for a variety of reasons. I know it is not easy for him (or the rest of the family for that matte) but he is trying…kind of.
Me…I have realized that I am too hard on myself and need to stop beating myself up over things and just move on. Last week was not a great week as far as my eating, but not for the reasons above like my family. It was a really stressful week last week – report cards and parent teacher conferences. I ended up not eating enough during the day which resulted in nighttime binge eating. I ALWAYS woke up feeling crappy the next day…which then resulted in not eating until lunch time and the pattern continued. I am back on track for the most part after the last two days. I set a goal for myself for the upcoming week. This week my mini goal is to make sure that I eat breakfast within the first two hours of waking up. Preparation is going to be key :)
In all honesty though, the family is eating healthier overall and that’s a good thing. Makes me a happy mama :)
Weekly Menu for the Week of March 16
- Sunday: Prosciutto Pesto Chicken Roulade (with cheese for the others) from againstallgrain.com
- Monday: London Broil with Rosemary Vegetables from Against All Grain
- Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce
- Wednesday: Pork Tenderloin
- Thursday: Coffee Marinaded Steak Fajitas from OMG. That’s Paleo?
Off to finish my grocery list, shop, meal prep, squeeze in a Strong Curves workout and enjoy a bit of sunshine!