Thanksgiving was quite wonderful. I enjoyed the food, of course. But more importantly I enjoyed seeing my brothers all at once and spending a few hours joking around, eating, and watching the Titans beat up on the Lions. Good times.
I did not overindulge during the main meal, but during the dessert feasting I went a little crazy. I couldn’t say no to the pumpkin pie. Or cookies. Or chocolate icing. Mmmmm. Yes, I definitely have a sweet tooth – its my weakness. I usually can keep it under control with sugar free pudding or frozen yogurt or some healthier choice, but yesterday those healthy choices were not around. So I ate all the sugary goodness I could handle.
This got me thinking about the food we had. I realized now that there was no fruit at all. We had veggies, not any raw ones though, but no fruit. I did not even notice it yesterday but today it is like a big glaring ERROR sign posted over my thanksgiving meal.
This has me thinking about family support for healthier eating. I don’t have any support. My brothers are all in shape, former athletes who still run and lift weights, and my mom caters to them more than she will ever cater to me. The food and desserts were all prepared to please them and not me. They never eat healthy since they don’t “need” to and because of this whenever I eat a meal prepared for all of us I know it is not going to be a healthy one.
I wish I had thought about this sooner. I would have prepared some healthier options for the day so I would have had something to turn to instead of the mounds of calorific dessert. But I didn’t think about it. I didn’t think about the fact that I am the only one in the family that would prefer to eat strawberries or other fruit instead of pumpkin pie.
Well, now I know. I know that if I want healthy options at family functions I will have to be the one to bring them. Which is perfectly fine… its just important to know. I will keep that in mind for Christmas. :)