Its 8:30, its cold, it’s raining AGAIN. I’ve been up since 5:30am.
I came in the door and I had nothing planned for dinner.
Things were unfolding in the wrong direction.
If this were Food in Perfect Life and not Food in Real Life, I would show you a plate full of vegetables and grains and lean protein. I’d tell you that I was disciplined enough to cook it even when I was tired, drained, and cranky.
I’d tell you that I made the choice to do yoga or take a bath and not to turn to food when I got home.
But this is Food in Real Life, food in my life. And sometimes it isn’t all kittens and rainbows.
NOTE: Cereal is a healthy food, especially the ones in the photo above. However, this wasn’t the right choice for me. I ate this cereal out of emotion and not because it was what my body wanted or needed. Emotional eating is different for everyone. I am not a doctor or an eating disorders specialist. This post is my thoughts and opinions and not facts.
I’m honest because I want you to know you’re not alone out there. I’m still a work in progress. Challenges like this will arise and I won’t always make the right decision. I don’t feel better or any less cranky because I ate a huge bowl of cereal. I feel worse. And next time I will reflect on this experience.
I will ask myself: How could I have handled this better? How can I make tomorrow a better day?
IT’S NOT ABOUT PERFECTION PEOPLE, IT’S ABOUT PROGRESS!!!