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Healthy eating when life is overwhelming

Posted May 27 2009 10:37pm

I just got back from Coldwater, Kansas.  I attended my aunt’s memorial service.  She was 88 and lived a long, loving life.  We will all miss her. 

It was a busy Memorial Day weekend and for several days we ate on the run between this event and that activity.  Ponder this:   How do  you eat healthfully when you’re out of town…..on the run (and a little bit stressed)?  We just did our best, but eating healthfully was not a priority.

Then Tuesday morning I received a call at 7am informing me that my mother had a stroke and was taken by ambulance to the emergency room leaving my father with dementia to fend for himself.  Ponder this:   My parents live in North Carolina and their kids live in Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan - all two days’ drive away.

Suddenly meal planning and healthy eating dropped (ka-thunk) to the bottom of the to-do list. 

Solution:   If this happens to you (and it inevitably will), don’t beat yourself up.  Do the best you can and get back to healthy eating as soon as you can.  I for one am going to eat a spinach salad for dinner!  Back on track with healthy eating……

How do you recommend handling these kinds of situations? Any suggestions?  Please share your comments at the comment link below.

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