Feeling pretty chipper this morning. It helps that it's Friday and I only work half days on Friday. Yesterday went smoothly and during the workday it was pretty routine. Had my normal morning breakfast of Honey Bunches of Oats and brought a bologna (reduced fat) sandwich and a banana for lunch. I must admit that the weekly breakfast needs some shaking up. It's starting to get old having the same thing day in and day out. I say that after Gary has bought 4 boxes of this cereal. I like the variety that has pecan clusters and it isn't always easy to find, so he always buys several packages when he sees it. Boring can be a negative trigger in your daily diet or exercise ritual, so I need to be aware and change things around if only for a short time, so I don't loose my edge.
We watched Jacob and Gracie while Stephanie and Jim went to "Back to School" night. We ended up going to Fazolis and I told Gary that I wanted the small spaghetti and meatballs. Come to find out they don't have the smaller size anymore, so I thought no problem I'll just eat half of it. I ended up giving Jacob quite a bit off my plate plus a meatball after he had inhaled his slice of pizza. I don't know why I get these epiphany's until after I consume my meal, but this morning I thought I should have ordered a kids spaghetti and meatballs for myself. It would have been cheaper and the portion size would be right and I wouldn't be faced with the question of can I have one more bite when looking down at a plate full of spaghetti. I feel guilty though about ordering a kids meal. Is it because I think it's dishonest or is it the fear of being told no you can't have that, it for kids. I guess I need to change my way of thinking. Restaurants definitely serve too much on a plate. It's hard to throw food away with my upbringing of not wasting food still instilled in me. But, I'm finally at the point where I don't want it to go to my waist either.
I heard a frightening statistic yesterday and that was 37% of adults in Indiana were overweight. Well that really wasn't all that front-page news. In fact, I thought the percentage would have been higher. The shocker was that 42% of Indiana's children were obese. That's right, more children than adults have a weight problem. After reading Stephanie's post yesterday and hearing these statistics, I realized that something has to be done to safeguard our kids from an unhealthy future. It's not only the eating, but also the lack of exercise. So many kids are spending their time indoors in front of a TV or computer or for that matter one of those hand held gadgets. They need to get out and run and play and do what I find all my grandchildren are doing and that is using their imagination while being active and still having fun. Fun isn't just for kids though, I plan to have some myself this weekend.