We are spending the weekend at my Mom and Dad's. My sister's family comes home and my brother and his family come over as well, so it's a big family reunion once a month. We have a great time, the cousins love the opportunity to play together, and there's food. A lot of food-most of it unhealthy, processed food. This presents a challenge for the person attempting to eat better. Our actual meals are fine, but the in-between stuff is the problem. Hostess cupcakes, anyone? Fruit snacks? Cheetos? Mountain Dew?
I've done really well eliminating soda. We drove through Arby's on the way up last night and I didn't think twice before ordering water. And, the girls ordered tea with no prompting from me. Of course, the boys got soda, but it's a once in a while thing. No big deal.
The problem I'm having right now is the lack of decent beverages. There's soda (uh... no!), Sunny D (even before trying to eat healthier, I avoided drinks containing partially hydrogenated oil), and water. Water is the obvious choice here, but I have found that the water doesn't taste very good. Well, not the water, but the ice. I always have ice in my water, so drinking tap water hasn't been so fun. I've decided that this is the reason that I always drink a ton more soda when I'm at my parents' house. Oh, well, I guess if this is my biggest challenge on my journey, I'll be ok.