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The Best Laid Plans: When healthy habits don’t equal good health

I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but I’ve been conspicuously absent from my own blog lately.

Sure, I’ve posted a few things here or there, and a couple reviews for some fantastic Earth Month sponsors, but the personal posts have been few and far between.

The reason? I’ve been SICK.  Really sick. I picked up some kind of virus way back in January, and it’s been hanging on ever since. Of course I’ve also been really busy with work and all the household chores that come with a new spring, so time has been terribly tight. And it seems that every time I start feeling better and get a few moments to do something fun (like blogging, or gardening, or painting, or just watching a crappy TV show) I find myself flat-on-my-back sick again with barely enough energy to shower.

It’s wearing on me. Hard. Continue reading

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That Healthy Me is one smart cookie…

So, I had bread on the brain yesterday…but not so much that I actually remembered to bring my bread with me to make a sandwich at lunchtime. 
:(

 This time I did actually listen to Healthy Me and plan ahead, but forgetfulness won out. Happens a lot lately.

Lemon: I found myself with a can of Nature’s Promise tuna, a little hummus, and some spinach leaves, all the parts to a mean sandwich, except for the bread. (Along with a few leftover Low & Slow sweet potato slices on the side…)

Lemonade: Look how fancy I was with my spinach leaf wrap appetizers!

First on the agenda today: Classroom obervations. This time it’s K through 2nd Grade, so I figure I’ll be  hopping all morning. This calls for a substantial breakfast featuring the always reliable almond and bananalicious Overnight Oats, with a few blackberries for moral support.

Got caught in traffic on the way, Pennsylvania-style…

Don’t you just hate it when people don’t take their own advice? Well, that’s me today. I am constantly talking about the important of planning ahead and making sure healthy choices are on hand at all times, because it’s just really, really difficult to keep your eye on the prize when you’re hungry and crunched for time.

So I pull the brilliant move of leaving the house with no lunch and no snack. And I won’t be home until after 3pm. Healthy Me is totally going to kick Unhealthy Me’s arse if she finds out.

I like the fact that I get really uneasy now when I don’t know where, when or what I’ll be eating for the day. It tells me that I’ve made some permanent lifestyle changes. Yay for healthier lifelong habits!

Note to self: Even when you’re working nearly full-time, juggling projects, caring for a baby, and training for a new gig, it’s always worth getting up ten minutes earlier to ensure a healthy lunch. Especially while nursing. No excuses!

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What do you do when you find yourself SOL at lunchtime? Do you have a favorite go-to lunch that fills the void when you don’t plan ahead? Let me know! I need ideas!

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