It took me a bit of a second to reply because my immediate response was, “Hell yeah I do!” I realized, though, that it wasn’t really the case.
Let me explain…
A few years ago, while living alone, my dinner would consist of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Maybe some McDonald’s if I had my son stay for supper. Perhaps a giant bag of Corn Twists with a bottle (or two) of Pepsi or Dr. Pepper to wash it all down.
Yeah…I was a pathetically unhealthy mess.
Fast forward to now and I’m eating breakfast (which I never did before), I’m normally eating a healthy lunch and then I’m having a cooked dinner. I snack sometimes during the day and evenings, but 90% of my meals are homemade and prepared by the REALLY healthy person in my marriage: my wife.
Now here’s the thing…I told Random some of the things I’ve had in the past week to eat, and the dude’s response was, “Umm…that’s not really very healthy.”
My retort? “It’s a LOT healthier than I used to eat!”
Not sure if having bacon, eggs, & white toast for supper is considered unhealthy to most, but I think it’s borderline. I think having a ground-turkey burger for lunch is borderline healthy. Heck…I think having pulled pork is borderline healthy, for that matter.
Obviously, because my wife is so healthy she cooks a LOT of other things that are really healthy; fish, veggie, & chicken dishes are normal fare for us. I love the majority of the food that she prepares and I’m so absolutely grateful to have someone who actually wants to cook for me (I haven’t had that in my life since I loved at home).
So I guess the question becomes: What is healthy? Is healthy to someone not as healthy to someone else or not healthy at all? Am I eating healthier or simply not eating as bad as I used to?