Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

| January 26, 2012 | 7 Comments

When I was making my bed recently, I noticed how the morning sunlight was streaming through the windows onto my bed. It fell in lines of light and shadow, coming through the bed frame and the window. The beauty caught my eye — It seemed to be begging to be photographed. So, I quickly whipped up breakfast and took a few shots.

I don’t often have breakfast in bed (though I love it) and I don’t often have a bagel and lox for breakfast (though I love that too). But there was leftover lox and bagels in the kitchen and I had to use them. It would be wrong not to.

It’s a special treat to have breakfast in bed — especially if it’s accompanied by a good book and some fluffy pillows behind you. Simple acts like this can lift our spirits and kick off our days with a spot of joy. That’s a good thing. If you haven’t had your breakfast in bed lately, perhaps it’s time. It’s totally worth it for the mind-body balance thing.

Are you a breakfast in bed fan?

Eat. Live. Be. Reboot

When I decided to give up all dieting recently, I didn’t really know how it would work. Would I be frustrated? Would it be easy? Would I stick to it? One week later, and I have a few first impressions to share:

  • After a lifetime of dieting, it’s hard not to do a mental count of calories, points or whatever.
  • It’s freeing not to do that count.
  • Being absolutely ok to eat as many fruits and veggies as I want is amazing. I had a bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts for lunch yesterday. They were divine.
  • Since I am not stressing about food, I have more brain room to think about exercise.
  • I am working on fitting in exercise wherever I can — including going to the second floor bathroom at work just for the exercise.
  • It’s easy to fall in love with a diet that relies heavily on fruits, veggies and whole grains.
  • Taking it one day at a time works.

I really haven’t weighed myself yet and I probably won’t for awhile. But my belly feels way less bloated and I am enjoying eating thoroughly. Both are important. So far, this new road to healthfulness is working for me.

Be sure to check out Joanne‘s, Patsy‘s and Cate‘s blogs for more Eat. Live. Be. Reboot discussions.

Category: Healthy Life

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Kate says:

    Breakfast in bed was reserved for birthdays before the baby. But the first month they became more like a necessity!

  2. Maureen says:

    I haven’t had breakfast in bed since my children were young and they cooked it. I need to work on my breakfasting that’s for sure.

    I have to admit that I barely glanced at the photo and instantly thought, “why would anyone make a watermelon sandwich??”

    heh

    Looks yummy now that I know what it is. :)

  3. Joanne says:

    Breakfast in bed is the best….not that I ever really do such a thing but someday, someone will bring me bagels with lox in bed and I will be totally thrilled. It’ll happen.

    Yay for feeling great! I love your approach to this…even though I’m still counting points, I give myself free license to eat as many fruits and veggies as I want. I’m fairly certain that brussels sprouts were never what was standing between me and smaller jeans.

    • sarah says:

      Yes, exactly! In my calorie counting days, I got too far away from eating lots of fruits and veggies because of the calories. What a silly trap to fall into, right?

  4. Mmm bagels and lox– something I most definitely do not indulge in often enough.

    Regarding diets– not a fan. Never have been. As a matter of fact, the only thing I ever did that got me close to dieting was reading about the Mediterranean Diet and then not following it but just making more of an effort to eat in that way.

    I was recently talking with my boyfriend about the difficulty today in eating properly and how ironic it is that the prices of natural, normal, untainted food have skyrocketed and the crap has plummeted.

    Honestly, my truly largest obstacle is a lack of knowledge in a kitchen. I just don’t know how to cook and I don’t feel comfortable cooking and that trickles down into not feeling comfortable grocery shopping.

    I’ve recently committed to eating more fish, fruits, and vegetables in my diet. It’s not about following a prescribed diet, it’s just about learning to make a habit of eating better foods overall because then the other stuff doesn’t come into play as often and so when it does, it’s a treat.

    How we veered away from such a common-sense approach to eating is beyond me. Sad really.

    • sarah says:

      I totally agree — it really is unbelievable how far we’ve drifted from common sense.

      Also, I would be happy to teach you to cook! Don’t be afraid! You can do it!

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