Starting "Time to Re-Commit version 2.0" yesterday was perfect. It couldn't have come at a more perfect moment and sometimes timing is everything. Every other week we get together with The Husband's family, his 3 aunts, 1 uncle, 2 cousins and their family, his mom and other miscellaneous stray family members for a "Family Night" dinner. The meals there are far from anything that may resemble healthy. Veggies? what? Salads are Iceberg Lettuce, with bacon bits, grated cheese, croutons and blue tree dressing. Highly processed foods, meats and starches are high on the list. I cringe when it's Family Night.
Last night was Family Night, we were celebrating a cousin's 2nd birthday and what was on the menu last night? Every 2 year olds favorite, Mac 'n Cheese. This was not your regular mac 'n cheese but the homemade ultra cheesy, ultra creamy variety. To top it off, it is layered with whole strips of bacon and put in the oven to bake or rather put in the oven so the bacon grease can drip its way through the cheesy creamy pasta. And the only side dish last night, baked potatoes.
I did the best I could under the circumstances and called it good. It was just another reminder of how not to eat and that we, for Family Night, can and should do better than that and personally, I want to do better.