Yes folks, I did it again as it was yet another Sunday filled with eating out. We were on our baby sitting mission with Lilly in the afternoon and our son picked us lunch at New Seasons. A delicious roast beef sandwich on a huge freshly baked roll with a side of the richest been soup I ever ate. Then it was off to the hospital to see Josie one last time before she is scheduled to be released today on Father’s Day. How appropriate! We ended up eating a late night dinner out once again at a restaurant in Portland called “Claim Jumpers”. It was close to the hospital and convenient as the kids had to return back to the hospital for Josie’s feeding time. Anyway they had a wonderful Chicken Caesar Salad on the menu which of course I totally ignored. I ordered the Beef Ribs with a monster side of Sweet Potato’s and Roasted Vegetables. The ribs weren’t the problem other than I ate enough to feed a small army, it was the sweet potato which was drenched in butter that filled more than half my plate. The roasted vegetables were good but there was only about a table spoon of them on my plate. As we ate late I ended up falling to sleep with an overstuffed belly of food.
And as I was discussing eating more carbs in the morning yesterday after I work out I did just that with a bowl of oatmeal, a banana and a protein shake about an hour before lunch. I anticipating a day with both lunch and dinner with low carbs attached.
Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to live in an environment where only the healthiest of meals are provided. Free will can yield disaster without proper self discipline. This is exactly what I must get my head wrapped around. I must create that controlled environment within my own mind and create a rock solid daily menu of foods that I can eat at specific times of the day. This is so hard to do as life can become pretty complicated and stressful at times. It’s hard to keep your mind on the prize while the mind is reacting to different types of stimuli. Even food quantity becomes an issue during these times as the body seems to adjust to becoming so needy for comfort during times of stress. Ging3rbreadgirl defined these moments perfectly in her post “The Fuck-it Switch“. It is when your mind reacts to the environment you are currently in and you make very irrational decisions. Fuck It!
For me going out to a busy, noisy restaurant is stress. I enjoy my eating time in a quiet calm of my own home. For me eating food should be a healthy relationship between me and the foods I eat. I believe that throughout human history it was like this as we cherished our times at the dinner table. It was only during times of celebration that we sang, danced and ate the night away which were rare times indeed. Today it is just too easy to take part in an environment that has the same feel as a celebration.
Speaking of celebrations, today I will celebrate a day of rest as I anticipate a day filled with peace and calm this Father’s Day. I will spend time in nature as I tend to the gardens and try to take in a little much needed sunshine as it has been raining all week here.
Blood Sugar- 133, Body Weight- 185.0