Guest Post: A Day in the Life of Kelly
Hi to all of Meghann’s readers!
This is her sister, Kelly. I wanted to show in this guest post that it is possible to eat healthy meals even if you are out doing field work in a canoe and have limited options from someone else’s pantry. This summer I was hired to do some museum work at Canaveral National Seashore. One of the highlights of my summer job is that I have been able to get into the field with archaeologists I used to work with. Today I was able to head out into the Seashore’s Mosquito lagoon and launch out in a canoe to look for archaeological sites on spoil islands. Since I knew I was going to be doing a couple hours of rowing I ate something substantial that would keep me full. I put 3 small pancakes in the toaster that I froze after making extra a few days ago. I topped the pancakes with vanilla non-fat yogurt and a mix of plum, apple and blueberries (thrown in the microwave for one minute to heat up). All of the hard rowing had my stomach growling at around 10:00. I broke out my mid-morning snack, a kashi strawberry cereal bar. It was a beautiful morning when we launched the canoes but we knew there was a 70% chance of rain. After paddling against the current all morning dark clouds started rolling in fast and the wind and rain picked up. We pulled over to the closest island which has a campsite directly on top of an archaeological site. The island offered us some protection from the wind so we decided to eat lunch. Earlier in the day one of my former coworkers offered to take us out to a local restaurant on him. I politely declined and said that I was looking forward to my packed lunch. I brought with me a pb and carrot sw on whole wheat bread and the leftover fruit from my breakfast. My coworker looked at my sw like it was a joke and laughed at what I was looking forward to. He said I was eating diet food. This is not the first time I have been told that I am on a diet simply because I am eating healthier meals. It turns out he is on a diet too! The Standard American Diet (SAD). A big bag of fritos, canned tuna with mayo and a small can of syrupy fruit. I’ll take my “diet” food over that lunch any day.