Sleep is important. Moving is essential. But what we eat makes the biggest difference in our health and wellbeing.

Breakfast is high-protein waffles and fruit. Lunch is fish and salad. Dinner is lean protein, thoughtfully cooked, with vegetables and a small serving of a satisfying dessert.

But just as with my Sleep and Move patterns, my Eat pattern is imperfect. It includes more sweets than it should.

There are nights like last night, when I had a 6:00 p.m. meeting and therefor just grabbed something for dinner. I made French toast, actually. I don’t usually have bread in the house, but in this case I had a sourdough loaf in the freezer, so French toast was simple to fix. Not a good choice, though, from the standpoint of health.

The night before we had #1 son over. I made something fun, not too bad, not a real treasure trove of veggies.

Tonight I had chicken with a new sauce, rice (simple carbs) and snow peas. Then I had two ice cream sandwiches.

So I’m not perfect. I’m not going to be perfect. But I want to eat in ways that reduce the likelihood of joint pain — read less sugar — and increase my chances of sleeping well — read less sugar.

In other news, I bought a bunch of clothes for the New Baby.

I also watched the Baby while #1 daughter went to her doctor’s appointment. No change, they said. She’ll have the baby in another couple of weeks.

She rocked the Bun in the rocking chair, saying, “Whee!” Here I think she had stopped having fun and was sitting still to have her picture taken. Not my intention, of course.

I got a lot of work done in spite of my babysitting. This evening I’m continuing work on Charlotte the Fox’s outfit, knitting up the second leg of the dungarees.