It's still Friday in my part of the world, just barely. I had really intended to write a post last night, but after a full day at work, a mad dash across town to get Kiddo from summer camp to home, additional dashing back across town (wasn't I just here?) for a swim club parent meeting that lasted for an hour and a half. Combine that with the previous two nights of poor sleep, I wasn't coherent enough to type anything. (Did that make any sense? Maybe I'm still not coherent). Well, it is Friday, so I no longer have to be coherent. So consider yourself warned, you may want to stop reading now.
Earlier this summer my younger brother had a heart attack. Thankfully he's fine. However, that whole episode was a big wake up for me. So I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to do something about my poor health habits. My diet, though not that of a sugar crazed 8 year old, doesn't even closely resemble the recommended guidelines published by the US Government (Considering the fact our government can't balance their budget, should we really trust that they know how we should balance our bodies? OK that's too deep a thought for a Friday). At any rate, the last week I started keeping a food diary, which appears to be as effective at reducing food intake as my weekly stash report is at reducing fabric intake. For some reason knowing I have to write down it down, makes me much more selective about what I choose to put in my mouth.
None of the above is my favorite thing. But I did discover a new favorite today because of all of the above.
This is a "Berry Good Salad" available at our favorite sandwich place, but never ordered because, well who wants just a lettuce salad when you can have creamy chicken salad. The "Berry Good" comes with a low fat raspberry dressing that is absolutely yummy. For some reason plain green lettuce is so much better with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. This was lunch (along with a skinny latte). So maybe eating healthier won't be such a sacrifice after all.
Hope that everyone has shed the work week and is well steeped in weekend. For more favorite things, check out all the cool links at Quilting in My Pyjamas.