Some time back one of my friends, Darbi, started asking "What would Mira eat?" She took it one step further and started sharing that question with other friends. It became a fun joke with my friends.
But it also highlighted for me one of the challenges of being a Nutrition Educator. Going out to eat with other people. The situations sometimes go something like this:
- They wait until I order because they want to see what I'm going to eat and then they order the same thing whether they want it or not.
- They order something telling me to avert my eyes because I'm "not going to like it."
- They order something they don't really want (different from what I order) because they're afraid I will disapprove.
- If I want a cookie they are shocked [don't be, I'm human and yes, I do, occasionally, eat cookies.]
I tell people all the time. I'm am NOT the food police. Your food choices are your business and it would be rude, inconsiderate even, for me to comment on your choices unless you asked me to do so. And truthfully I have more important things to do than to micro-examine what other people have on their place (such as enjoying the company I'm with). If you want me to tell you I will but otherwise, what you eat is up to you. I saw the WWME comment as a gentle way for friends to remind themselves to eat well without my having to be the food police.
So back to Darbi and the gang...another friend of mine, the talented and amazing Dawn, came up with this really cute design. I love it. I thought it was so much fun that I decided to throw it on a t-shirt. Well, one thing led to another and I wound up putting it on a whole bunch of stuff.
If you like it too, and if you can see your way clear to wearing it, please visit my new store at http://www.printfection.com/grainsmore and buy something. I do make money when you do this, one dollar from each product. And each dollar helps me out. So in advance, thank you to those of you who choose to help support me in writing this blog.