Now that I have someone dependent on me, I know that I want to be a role model for healthy eating. I can picture my little boy eating tofu and veggies and soy chicken nuggets – he doesn’t have to know, right? It’s fine if he eats meat, but I want him to be healthy and not know that McDonalds exists. I didn’t grow up as a healthy eater. I became aware of eating and became healthy my sophomore year in college – 11 years ago. When I wanted to drop pounds for crew, I started doing research, kept a food journal and became really aware of what was healthy and what I was actually eating. Ever since then, there’s no going back! It is a lifestyle change I was definitely more fun and less anal just eating anything anytime, but I’m more educated and feel much better about myself now than I did then! I’m not as hard core as back then, especially throughout the pregnancy and now (what is it with peanut butter???) but I am mostly a good eater. My downfalls: cheese, butter, baked goods, and peanut butter from the jar.
Now, I always bring healthy food to places just incase there are no healthy options.
I think the last time I ate McDonalds was when I was 12 or 13. I don’t really do sandwiches or hoagies or anything like that unless it is a splurge! I try to eat only things that I know the nutritional value of – I just wish I followed this for baked goods.
Family/friends have been dropping off dinners to help us out, and I am kind of disappointed in what they bring! I feel like, gosh, do you not know me?? I got really frustrated at my parents, it hit the fan when they brought take out pizza/subs one night and I felt horrible. But, I really try hard to be a healthy eater, and when people are bringing crap food, it is really hard to eat well.
I ate so much lasagna the first 2 weeks, that I’ll never make a lasagna for anyone again! Fettucine al fredo – which you can’t even pay me to eat a whole dish of, plus all these baked goods and random cookies and cakes that I don’t want in my house! My baked goods rule is make them and bring them to work or send them to Bill’s work. Have a few and get rid of them!
So, I kind of feel frustrated that people don’t know what I would like to eat and get that. There are so many options out there today! My co-worker that got me the diamond organics gift certificate is right on the money! I sound so ungrateful – but it is frustrating! I do appreciate the help people have given us.
He’s so tiny!! I like him this size!