I don’t know if it’s motherhood, the news that we have to replace our disintegrating kitchen cabinets, the process of refinancing our condo, the huge pile of work sitting on my desk, or the clutter that’s strewn around our living room…but life is currently exhausting me. I can barely motivate to brush my teeth, let alone make a meal. For breakfast this morning I had (huge amounts of) coffee and a few spoonfuls of peanut butter straight from the jar. This was lunch yesterday:
(it took all my strength to prepare)…and this was dinner:
…and judging by how I’m feeling right now, I doubt today’s meals are going to be much better.
Why am I telling you all this? Partly because it’s all my brain will produce, and partly because I want you to know that absolutely everyone, chef or nutritionist or not, has lazy days on which food is not a priority. It’s normal. And it doesn’t derail a healthy lifestyle, as long as you get back on track in a reasonable amount of time.
So for now, I’m going to eat whatever happens to appear in front of me, and just focus on the other aspects of my life that need me right now….especially the adorable one pictured above 🙂
Have a great Friday!
DanaAugust 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm
I’m having one of those days too so thanks for making me feel better. Little Lucy is so sweet, I can’t wait to meet her!
kariAugust 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm
It’s really brave to be that honest about your choices, especially when you’re looked to as an “expert.” I find it comforting to know that even the “experts” with all the answers stumble sometimes. The moral, or at least what I’m taking from this: don’t get discouraged and be kind to yourself. Tomorrow is a new day and another chance to make better choices. Thanks Amelia for being such an inspiration (even when you’re not trying to:)!!
AmeliaAugust 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm
You are exactly right, Kari — tomorrow is another chance to make better choices! I’m happy you are able to take something positive from my honesty 🙂