Yesterday afternoon, my Grandpa Bill came into town.
All summer long, he had been talking about his desire to come up to our house so we could go get a burger and fries from a great local place called Dairy Delite.
Well, when my mom told me that he was coming up for lunch and that we were going to Dairy Delite, the first thing I felt was frustration.
You see, it seems like the past few weeks have been full of reasons for me to eat too much non-nutritious food. We’ve had company in town a few times which always calls for fun treats, and I’ve been crazy busy with school which has also messed up my eating habits. Several nights, I have found myself getting home at 7-8PM absolutely famished and eating anything and everything in sight.
Needless to say, a burger and fries was really the last thing I felt I should be eating.
But wait a minute…who determines what I should be eating, anyways? I realized I was in need of a serious attitude adjustment.
If eating healthy is going to get in the way of me spending time with the ones I love and including myself in what they want to do, then it doesn’t seem like all that healthy of a choice.
Sooo what did I do?
I went to Dairy Delite with my parents and adorable grandpa.
He was so cute!
I don’t know what happened… ;)
I ordered a big old hamburger and french fries.
Dug right in…
(Looking super attractive while doing so)
And finished the whole dang thing.
Because who knows how many more times I will be able to eat a burger with this awesome 82 year old man who I am so blessed to have in my life?
Sometimes, my ambitions to be a healthycollegegirl have to take backseat to my ambitions to be a good daughter and grandaughter. It’s all about moderation and perspective, because I am so much more than just a healthy living blogger.
And hey! Today’s a new day.
I think I’ll have a salad :)
Have you ever had a hard time shutting off your “health cues” so that you could just have fun with family or friends?