Hi. My name is Ali & it’s been one week since I took a sip.. of sweet tea.
Don’t mean to make fun of AA, but lately I have a new appreciation of the willpower & restraint it takes to give up something you adore just because you know it isn’t good for you.
Of all the things I miss, sweet tea is certainly the one I would love to bring back.
But it just isn’t worth it.
So water it is & occasionally coffee.
Still figuring all this out but so far it has been fun. Like a daily puzzle. Track the numbers in the food & make it all work. It’s a good distraction to give me a break from stressing over the love life or lack there of.
Cooking at home & having lots of healthy options ready to go has made it almost easy. Thankfully I have always been a lover of vegetables & who doesn’t love fruit? There are a ton of great recipes for nearly anything you can think of all over the internet. Discovering a few new ones has been just what I needed. (like this one.. hummus crusted chicken has rocked my world!)
The biggest issue so far has been being afraid of eating anywhere outside of the kitchen. Used to just hit a drive thru when time was short. Quick cheap meal on the way to class is what got me into this mess.
Yesterday I found myself dashing from class to the beach & hungry. First instinct was just grab something quick. But I don’t really know what to get. Iceberg salads have never been appealing. Prefer lettuce with some actually taste & nutritional value and that isn’t wilted from being made a couple of days ago. I could blow all my calories on one meal, but that would leave me either going over or starving the rest of the day. I’m sure there are options, but I didn’t have the time to figure out where to go & what was safe.
So I headed home. I took time out to make a hummus wrap & bag some berries that would travel just as good as anything that would come in some greasy bag and was a heck of a lot tastier. I was pretty proud of myself. Just a bit of thought and this all works out.
Didn’t think about the cherries. The pits in particular. A smarter version of me would have brought a spare container to put the pits in. A smarter version of me would have used a reusable container not a plastic bag. But live & learn.
I will get the hang of this.