Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Maybe Ratatouille Wasn't the Best Choice

Even though Kyle is still a consummate napper, I have been aiming at keeping him up one day a week. I find that doing this helps him be able to consistently nap on the rest of the days (which I need and want), as well as not interfering with nighttime sleep. We often have plans on Saturday that keep him from napping, or we have things to do when I pick him up from school that last into the afternoon. Today was one of those "things to do" days. I picked him up at 1pm. We got his hair cut. We deposited two checks. We picked up a few things at the grocery store. We went to town hall and paid our taxes, and then I picked up the dry cleaning and we returned back home, almost two hours later.

I find that watching a movie on the non-napping days is a good way to fill that time. So we picked up a movie via Redbox at the grocery store.

Maybe Ratatouille wasn't the best choice.

As you probably know Ratatouille is about food, and as of Sunday I've been on a self-imposed eating plan. That's my code for "diet." I don't like the word diet at all, because to me it implies deprivation and also a temporary measure. I have to admit that deprivation does come into play. While I do truly enjoy healthy eating-- incorporating lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains--I'm not very good with moderation, so in my effort to get back on track, I am trying to severely limit the extras.

I've found that when I focus on making healthy choices, my weight does tend to come down or stabilize. I'm eating what my body needs and modeling health for my kids, which is an ongoing goal for me. I'll be honest here and proclaim the equal joys of dropping a size!

Tonight we're having mashed potatoes, salmon, and broccoli for dinner. There won't be any deprivation there. The key is holding off my snacking until dinner and limiting my grazing after dinner. I am a bit hungry, and I'll admit that watching a rat stir and season delicious French food probably didn't help my case.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should use the movie as inspiration to cook ratatouille for dinner...that is what we are having tonight. It is healthy and obviously good enough to soften that evil, wiry food critic.

Org Junkie said...

Hey congratulations on the weight loss, that is fantastic!!

Beck said...

Ratatouille is a delicious and diet-friendly meal, too! I suck, at suck at dieting, though....

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Dropping a whole size sounds wonderful!!

Appliejuice said...

Sounds like you are doing well with your eating plan. :) Keep up the good work.

I could not stand Ratatuille. The whole business of rats being in the kitchen really bothered me. LOL

Kelly said...

Stay encouraged! I agree, though--Ratatouille would make my mouth water:)