What’s Your Reason?

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday! Mine was busy and very productive!

I was just thinking how I’m not ready to go back to work tomorrow…then I realized that tomorrow is only Sunday! Whew, today has just been one of those days, ya know?

Most of the day was spent unpacking, organizing, and re-organizing (trying to figure out where I want everything), but I took a little break midday to see what you guys had for me as a solution to yesterday’s kitchen quandary while I snacked on a sweet/savory bagelwich.

Cinnamon raisin bagel thin, muenster cheese, and one microwaved scrambled egg.


I tried the grill tools…they fit, but since there’s actually two more pieces to the set, I think they’ll just reside in the drawer in the bottom of the stove for now!

Then I tried my rolling pin…


For now, I think I’m gonna stick with the cupcake liners until I walk into the kitchen one day and have that “a-ha” moment! I’m not using it for spoons and spatulas mainly because I have a larger drawer on the other side of the stove and a tool caddy to keep on the counter as well.

My dad came over late this afternoon and we went to my now second home (aka Lowe’s) for blinds and a few other things. We weren’t able to get blinds for the big windows in the two front bedrooms since they didn’t have the correct size, but the most important thing is that I now have a set in my bedroom. Maybe I’ll actually sleep past 6:00am tomorrow!

While out, my dad got a craving for some barbecue chicken that’s sold at a little market right down the road from me. They have the works when it comes to barbecue: pork, chicken, ribs, and all the traditional southern sides (macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw, and baked beans) and they also have daily pie specials!

Once home, I shredded some of the chicken and had it on a bed of greens with some chopped roasted red peppers and TJ’s balsamic vinaigrette. My dad chose to eat his bird straight up!

As I was snapping a quick photo, my dad told me he had a question.

He asked, “Why do you eat the way you do?”

My answer: because I enjoy it. I love eating foods that I know are both delicious and nutritious. God only gave me one body and I should try to take care of it as best I can. Never once have I eaten a certain way for anyone other than myself. My meals may not be as convenient as stopping by a fast food joint and picking up a burger, but I never think of it as being a hassle. Plus, when I eat well, I feel well.

I’ve never actually been asked this question flat-out before. Most of my friends and family just think of me as “the quirky eater” and usually only ask me what “weird” foods I’ve eaten lately so they can shake their heads and look at me in disbelief assumably thinking that it can’t possibly taste good to blend spinach into a smoothie.

My healthy eating lifestyle has taken many years to evolve into what it is today. Only in the last 8 months or so has it really blossomed. Since it’s been such a gradual process, I find it hard to pinpoint only one reason for the dietary choices I make, yet at the same time it’s also hard to explain.

What do you guys think of my answer? Too vague?

What is YOUR reason for healthy eating?


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