My Pledge: Relaxing The Rules

by HEAB on April 13, 2010

Yesterday, I met up with Justine and her Little One for lunch at Kalamata’s.

Justine and Little One looked adorable as always. I was sporting my I’ve been working on the house all morning & haven’t showered look. :)


Remember my Restaurant Rules post? Well, lately, I’ve been slacking on said rules and just going with the flow. Normally, I would have scanned the menu online and chosen some sort of veggie-centric option before even leaving the house. However, yesterday, I showed up to the restaurant, my eyes fell upon lamb gyro, and that’s what I ordered, along with a side of tabouleh salad.



I rarely order sandwiches when dining out because that usually involves bread. However, the lamb gyro was exactly what I wanted in that moment, and I’m so glad I ordered it. I did freak out when I forgot to ask for the Tzatzaki sauce on the side, and my pita arrived to the table practically drowning in the stuff. Oh well, I thought, you’re out with a good friend…enjoy the yummy warm pita bread drenched in sauce. In the end, I enjoyed it so much that I bought an entire bag of freshly baked pita to take home. Lamb used to freak me out as well. I remember once I bought some ground lamb and made half lamb/half bison crock-pot meatballs. I’d heard lamb was really good for you, and didn’t think twice about the fat or calorie content. I decided those were the best meatballs I had ever made, and afterwards, looked up the nutritional stats. Well, come to find out, ground lamb is definitely NOT lean. I freaked out and decided I would never buy it again. Although I’ve never had a problem eating copious amounts of nut butter or avocados, I was always freaked out a bit by animal fat. Well, not any longer. In my opinion, it’s good for us, and my body seems to like it. Plus, it tastes yummy. :)

All this to say that I hope to continue to with enjoying more of the foods that I enjoy eating. Yes, I still plan to stay away from sugar for the most part, but when I crave steak, I’m going to eat it, and if I want a sandwich instead of a salad, then that’s what I’ll order. This is my pledge to myself.

Now, how about you? Do you have a pledge of your own to make? Perhaps you’d like to eat more green vegetables or participate in more outdoor activities. Or, maybe it’s time you dust off that yoga mat or drink a green smoothie everyday. Want to make it official? If so, GE has started a campaign to encourage women to take an active role in their own health and the health of their loved ones through a new program called Pledge for Better Health. All you have to do is click here to submit your Pledge. If you then return to this post and leave a comment below with a link to your pledge, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card for Whole Foods (giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Sorry). Apparently, there is a competition going on between bloggers, and whomever gets the most readers to make a Pledge for Better Health gets some sort of prize. It would be cool to win, but that’s not my point in getting you to submit a Pledge. Do this for yourself, not for me. :)

Can’t wait to hear all your pledges!