Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Plan to Fail

Most people don't start out planning to fail.

When you first resolve to eat healthier, you are optimistic that you will succeed. But as time goes on, obstacles pop up. and you either overcome these obstacles, or they become roadblocks to your success.

For me, my biggest obstacle is inconvenience.

I have made an argument that convenience usually leads to some bad choices for me. a bag of chips and a can of soda is no real meal. So I try my best to ward off temptation by planning ahead. It does not have to be overly complicated. I try to make sure I have some backups for the week. An Apple. Icy water. Cut up melons. I keep a small ziploc of couscous and a bag of cream of wheat for real emergencies. The main point is that I plan for these little emergencies.

Failing to plan (for me) is planning to fail. So I do my best to make sure I have a stockpile of healthy options as to not fall into the vending machine temptations.

Every choice you make is a choice towards your goal, or a choice that defeats your goal.

So, what is your biggest challenge in eating healthy?


I love color!

Color on your plate is visually appetizing.

Color usually equates to lots of yummy vitamins and nutrients.

This week try adding more color to each meal and snack. Add spinach to your turkey sandwich. Toss in some beautiful red peppers to your chicken dish. Add some jazz and pizazz to your dishes.

Pretty simple. It doesn't have to complicated to work.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Back on the Wagon!

I am back on the blogging wagon. Fortunately, I did not fall off the healthy eating wagon.
Real life just pulled me away from the trusty computer. I am sure you understand.

We have been busy planting our victory garden and herb garden. We have begun an earthworm farm and added to our composting.

On Sundays, we have begun the tradition of "Your Choice Sundays."
In the morning, smoothies. Lunchtime, egg white omelets, and dinner is personal pizzas.
The children (and hubby) were complaining of not having a choice on what they eat.
My solution was Your Choice Sundays. Meals made to order.
Each family member has his/her own bowl they fill with their "order."
Easy for me. Fun for them.

Healthy Eating