Today’s menu: cheeseburger, whole wheat buns, beans, orange, milk
Did you notice real fruit three days in a row? Could it be a coincidence? You readers don’t want me to go on and on about my paranoid tendencies but my brain is screaming “ack!” right now.
The burger tasted good too. Lots of ketchup was used, but still. The beans were piping hot. Warm food is so welcomed.
I chatted with the kids about the food. They ate the burger and drank their milk. The rest was thrown out. That’s really hard for me to stomach.
A little girl told me today, “cake has a lot of fat in it.” Hmm. She must have heard that at home. I associate cake with sugar not fat. I guess if you ate enough cake, it would make you fat but the occasional piece? Not fattening. This thin, young girl is already developing opinions about food based on things she overhears. Watch what you say!
My mom told me that when she was in high school she felt/was fat. In pictures she did not look overweight at all. Anyway, she doesn’t remember if she decided she was fat or her mother made a comment to her or what. I guess that’s irrelevant because my grandmother and my mom went to the doctor. And the doctor prescribed the equivalent of speed, which at the time was acceptable. This was a long time ago. But still, whoa.
I was floored when my mother shared this with me recently. My mother on speed? After I got over my shock (a few days later), I had to chuckle. Anyway, my mom reports that speed did help my mom lose whatever extra weight she was worried about at that time. She was also amazingly productive. The only problem was that when she stopped taking it, her productivity and weight loss all disappeared.
My mom says nonchalantly, “We all have food issues.” Well, I for one do not have food issues. I’m perfectly normal. I just eat school lunch every day.