Ben has been working out more and did a good workout today so he suggested pizza and wings for dinner. Far be it for me to turn down pizza so I agreed But – we decided that Saturday will be our “Cheat Day” but the rest of the week we will stick to our healthy eating plan.
Since he was more about the wings than the pizza, he was fine with us splitting a veggie pizza. Yes! I think veggie pizza is one of my favorite foods. I heated up some broccoli on the side to slow me down a bit
and a banana with PB. It’s so weird, but I have been craving bananas with PB every day this week?!?! One of the reasons may be because I normally eat bananas with PB for breakfast in some form almost everyday.
Question: Do you ever get pressure from family members to stray from your healthy eating habits? I get comments from my family about “having a salad AGAIN” and my Mom gets offended if I don’t want a cookie or something else she has just made in favor of healthier food. Drives me nuts…
Monica: Not really. I’m lucky to have people around me that know better than to give me crap about what I eat Ha, kinda kidding – but I became vegetarian straight out of high school, so they’re used to it. My brother teases me about my “healthy crap”, but that’s not a big deal.
I do however get mad when I want to indulge and everyone makes a big deal about it - “Oh, Monica’s eating X…” or “Monica’s on a diet…”
Um, leave me alone.
After time I think people get used to your eating habits and the pressure will stop. Some people used to give me a hard time about not eating meat, but now it’s just part of the deal.
I think you have to identify the reasons why someone is pushing food on you. When it comes to moms, many times they are just trying to take care of you – and they will keep trying to take care of you because it’s their job (which comes from a good place).
I would suggest taking the food she offers sometimes and expressing how much you appreciate it or letting her help make you a healthy dish that you’ll enjoy I think the key is to make sure your mom (or hostess) feels like she is taking care of your needs.
Question: What do you use on your hair? It’s always so shiny and pretty looking!
Monica: This is actually really embarrassing because I often just use whatever’s on sale. Currently I am using Costco shampoo and conditioner because now that Ben has long hair, he uses whatever’s in the shower (even if it’s expensive!).
I credit shiny hair to what I eat. I eat a lot of fruits, , whole grains and fats. I am often questioned about where I get so much energy and I credit the food I eat too.
This picture of me is Ben’s favorite and he always talks about my shiny hair in it. In the background is the Hoover Dam – it was taken on the way to the Grand Canyon on our infamous third date
Yeah, I kinda glazed over that today when I mentioned that I am going to California Wednesday through Sunday. And then I’ll be going again at the end of the month after a quick stop over in Vegas!!! “California here I come…”
Question: Do you have Cheat Days or do you just make indulgences part of your life?
Me: I have way too many treats during the week, so I am thinking this cheat day sounds like a good deal. I especially like that Ben and I are on the same page with it so he won’t suggest indulgent foods on other random days. We’ll see how this works.