My New Rule

I implemented a new rule in the Secord household this summer that I think will be strictly enforced. Now I’m not one to follow rules….ok so maybe I am the list making, cross all my T’s and dot all my I’s kind of girl, but this one is gold. Let’s call it a commandment, because hey, why not.

“Thou shalt not keep junk food in thy house”

There. That’s all. Sounds so simple, but it was honestly something I had never thought to do before. I figured the world is full of delectable treats and greasy pizzas so what’s the big deal if I have a few in my house? Well it’s a huge deal. Your house is your sanctuary. You should fill it with things that make you feel good about yourself. When I look at a big pizza or a bag of chips I feel bad. Guilty. Dare I say FAT.  So why even tempt yourself? I’m not saying don’t enjoy yourself, by all means do. Just not in your sanctuary. I keep my fridge stocked with healthy foods and my pantry is filled with healthy and satisfying snacks. And I like it that way. Yes, it can be frustrating when your feeling peckish and want to pick at a pack of crackers or chocolatey snacks, but I  have learned to eat only when I’m hungry. And let me say the husband was definitely not on board with this plan at first, but eh life goes on. Whenever I’m feel naughty we go out for pizza or I grab a snack at the movie theater. Easy.

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I’ve been mixing my snacks up and keeping them healthy (and green apparently). Green apple with key lime yogurt and granola pictured above and ezekiel bread with mashed avocado and over medium egg below.

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