Avoiding the Junk Food Frenzy

Sep 28, 2011 by

We leave in less than 2 weeks.

The purging continues – if I knew how much stuff would go into the garbage, I never would have bought it in the first place! – and the packing has begun.

We finally got David moved out and into residence. Bless his mom, Kim, and his aunt Melody – Melody has taken all of his seasonal stuff in her basement.  Kim came up again from Montana to assist in the final transportation of goods last week – thankfully we all survived and Chris and Darlene have their garage back!

It has been a real adjustment for us around meal preparation – I hadn’t given that much thought, so this surprised me.

Now it is down to just James and I. It is harder to be motivated to cook regularly for only two people, especially given we are sharing a kitchen upstairs. There is something psychological about having to make the climb to the kitchen. Laziness sets in. It’s easier to eat out. Or eat more processed food.

This has given me a new level of compassion for people who struggle to prepare healthy foods for just themselves or for a couple.

Meal preparation and planning takes on a whole new level of importance. Food consciousness and mindfulness is a daily conversation. One day at a time!

When David dropped by and stayed for dinner early last week, I was surprised at how much easier it was to cook for 3 of us then just 2.

And it was fun to play cards and enjoy a moment of “normalcy” in the midst of the frenzied transformation that is our life right now!

And it is fun to see  how connected James and David are. I am blessed by the amazing men in my life. 🙂