Friday, June 26, 2009

In The Know

My blog friend PepperLady does a feature once a month called In the Know. She will ask a question and then you answer it on your own blog. This month she is talking about our eating habits.

Even though I am over weight, Mine are ok, Not great, but ok. Most of the time I skip breakfast, but if I do eat I will usually get a buttered biscuit from the Chick Fill A in the mall. I use a pack of jelly on it. I try to avoid the fatty biscuit of sausage egg and cheese, but have to admit I do love them.

Lunch varies. I try to bring from home at lest 2-3 times a week, which may vary from a ham sandwich with some chips, to a frozen dinner. I only buy Marie Callenders and even though they are a bit higher on sodium, they have the best flavor for the money.
If I have left overs such as spaghetti I will bring that from home too.
On the days I do buy lunch or dinner in the mall I will choose from Subway (and try to get a big chef Salad), Chick fil A grilled chicken sandwich, or sometimes Chinese
I work in a mid size mall so we have about 9 places to eat at, but those are my favorites.

Supper (or dinner as some people call it) is done more what time allows. I don't fry any meat (or if I do it is once every few months) and stick to baking. We eat more chicken than anything else, but must admit I would have steaks on the grill every night if I could afford it.
My husband prefers rice or noodles over potatoes, so when I make them I usually use instant. Along with the meat I open a canned vegetable or maybe some frozen broccoli.

I almost never have any dessert at my house. If I do buy something sweet it might be a package of chocolate covered graham type cookies from the store.
My husband loves ice cream, but he is much more over weight than I am so I won't buy it for him often.

I have to admit that I do have a weakness for chips and dip and will buy that about once or twice a month, but I try to pop popcorn in the microwave when I want a snack.
Also if you have a Walmart near you try there Sam's Club brand trail mix, I buy the one with M&M and nuts. It gives in to those sweet cravings but is still healthy

We don't drink alcohol, so my vice is Diet Dr. Pepper. I keep it for home. At work I will get sweet tea, lemon aid or regular Dr Pepper, because I buy from Chick Fill A.
I have a plastic handle cup that I get refiled for 87 cents a day with free refills once I pay for the first one. I bought it about a month ago and have been saving $1.00 a day from the regular price of a drink. That is $20.00 a month and that money is going into my vacation fund for my trip back to Gettysburg this fall.

Anyway as you can see I don't have any really healthy eating habits, but at lest they are not horrible.



Blogger Annis said...

Hi Patty. Good news! - I just read about some recent research that showed it's healthy to be a little bit overwieght as you get older - not obese, but a bit plump. So it just shows that our bodies know what they're doing!

June 26, 2009 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Patty, We are home from our Anniversary trip--and had a wonderful time in North GA.

About eating, you really do need to start eating breakfast. They say that skipping breakfast will only make someone fat... I used to skip it---but never do now. We only have cereal with half a banana and some V-8 juice. It's not fattening--but good for us.


June 26, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Thank you for your post.

Coffee is on.

June 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger grannyj said...

I have to be careful what I eat. I loved popcorn all my life and ate a lot, but now have diverticulosis so can't eat anything with any type seeds or nuts and absolutely NO popcorn. I have diabetes so no sugar and few carbohydrates which means watching how much potatoes, corn, pasta, etc. Now I'm in breast cancer treatment so have to watch what I eat for that, too. It's very depressing and very time consuming. Add high blood pressure and cholesterol and you can imagine how limited my food choices are! Be glad you can eat what you want and when you want!! My husband also has heart trouble and diabetes, so we suffer together. 8-( I'm 60 and he'll soon be 62 next week. If only we could go back and change our eating habits when we were young instead of trying to now. It's harder as you age. The food choices you are making sound OK, but I'd also tell you to eat breakfast, I didn't until I had to for the diabetes. Also, eat a lot of fiber, it helps keep you full and helps a lot of other things including losing weight. Good post you had!

June 26, 2009 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Doesn't sound to me like you're eating anything too bad there at all. I'm kind of like you in that I don't eat horribly but I don't eat exactly what I should either (I really should eat more fruits and veggies) and I really need to do some sort of exercise other than typing!

I tend to not eat breakfast either even though my Dad always told me that it was THE most important meal of the day. When I DO eat breakfast it seems that I get hungry for lunch a lot sooner - go figure!

June 27, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I eat breakfast everyday except weekends. I like instant oatmeal or anything I can eat at work. I've been favoring soup for breakfast lately with having all these health problems so I buy ramen from the health food store. For lunch, I eat only smart ones, healthy choice or lean cuisine everyday except Fridays and that is when I indulge. We rarely eat lunch on the weekends either. We sleep too late. For dinner, Adam generally cooks. We don't eat any meat other than chicken, fish & turkey. No frying unless it is a special occasion.

June 28, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

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