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.