Meal planning and mom.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
I keep wrestling with trying to put together a meal plan for the week. Maybe I will sit down and try one again tonight. I at least managed to plan things out somewhat today, although there's still more to do. There's always more to do. I must clean ALL THE THINGS.
Dealing with all the food prep stuff that I do (which is not to imply that the male half of the household doesn't do his share) has made me think about a lot of things though, and it's given me a lot of respect for someone in particular: my mom. Mom always planned out dinner and managed to accomplish all the things that needed to be done in order to have it on the table - the grocery shopping, the cooking, etc. There would be the little list on the fridge showing what was for dinner, and there would be stuff for lunches in the house too even after I stopped being young enough for someone to make the lunch for me. Stuff for breakfast too.
I don't think I really respected how much work all of this was until I was out and living on my own and especially now that I'm trying to do more home cooked meals and care about what's in them. It's a challenge!
So I just wanted to say thank you, Mom, since I know you'll read this. You've done an awful lot for me over the years and I don't always acknowledge that. I'm still learning how to do for myself now, but I have your example to grow off of. And I know that we'll both keep forging ahead on our weight loss journey together and I look forward to it! I wish I could help more (and share the meal-planning responsibilities!).
I love you. :)