Sharon Denise Powell, of Eastern Wake News and Clayton News-Star writes: I continue my effort to reach a healthy weight, strengthen my muscles and eat more regularly. I have a faithful friend who makes my challenge so much easier.
This has not been good week for me. I didn’t shop over the weekend and when I finally found time to run to the grocery store I forgot to buy my favorite fruit, apples.
Yesterday, I brought one sandwich to work for lunch. After I finished my sandwich and a banana I still felt hungry. So today I brought two sandwiches, a banana and some oatmeal cookies, but lost my appetite and could not finish anything.
I’ve averaged only one meal a day for most of the week. This is my dilemma. Some days I follow a healthy regime and other days I slip back into unhealthy habits. I believe this is true of all of us whether we’re trying to put on or take off pounds, eat healthy, exercise more, whatever it is we are trying to achieve.
I refuse to beat up on myself because I struggled this week – there’s always tomorrow.
In the morning I’ll take my faithful exercise partner on a long walk, come home and drive to Goldsboro for a family potluck to celebrate my much older half-brother’s 96th birthday. I planned the menu so it will be healthy, even down to the gluten-free birthday cake (my sister has celiac disease).
Next week I’m off to Kentucky for a week to help my son take care of three kids, three dogs, and two cats. I will find a way to eat healthy. I’ve never walked three dogs before.