I have not been eating well.  And I can prove it.

Lately I've consumed:

4 pieces of Pizza Hut supreme pizza. (not at one time!)  1 Chic-fil-a cinnamon roll and some chicken mini biscuits.  1 bag of chocolate covered popcorn from CVS.  Several remaining chocolate chip cookies I made a week or so ago.  IHOP...

But - I've also been eating:

Apples!  Oatmeal with raisins and almond milk.  Bananas.  Crockpot pinto beans.  Some veggies.  Almond butter.

My point?

You don't have to eat perfectly.  It's all about balance.  I rationalize some less than perfect food choices with the fact that I'm:

Working out.  Carting around a 12 lb human and all her heavy cute accessories.  Feeding her.

Those = Burning calories. 

Granted, I think my eating has relaxed a lot in the last year...well, ever since I got pregnant.  I definitely didn't do a free-for-all but I ate what I wanted, in mostly moderate portions.  Which is how I eat most of the time.  Ryan would say I've changed :) 

I have a post coming sometime about why I don't like diets and why they rarely work. 

~Eat mostly healthy things.  In moderate portions.  Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're satisfied.  But sometimes don't.  Sometimes eat a bowl of ice cream when you're not hungry, and you just ate pizza, and you think it sounds good.  And then take a walk the next day.  Or lift some weights.  Think about what sounds good and then how you might be able to make it a little bit healthier. 


I go back to work tomorrow!  I am hoping to balance being a mom with a part time position at the company I've worked at for the past 3 years.  I'm praying for a smooth transition this week for both me  and Karlyn and I am so excited about the way God has worked out both my job and our childcare arrangements. 

So yes.  I have to put my thinking cap back on tomorrow.  Good thing I've kept up my typing skills though, via facebook. ;>


Jess said...

Great post! I always need a little reminder about this- that it's OK to have some ice cream once in a while.

Jenny said...

Gotta live a little :) Yum I totally want a cinnamon roll

katiivey said...

Oh my gosh, I had never had one of theirs. SO GOOD!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

Hope things go smoothly for you. I'm sure they will though! :)