Posted by Amy | Posted in Food, Having It All | Posted on 21-07-2012
Tags: Fat Girl, food, Tasty Treats
I don’t know why, but right now, Veggies (and their buddies, Fruit) and I are not on speaking terms.
No, wait, I do know why. Life has been stressful lately, I’m dealing with a lot of stuff and damnit, Mac and Cheese just makes me feel better.
The only problem is that it doesn’t.
Crazy Inner FatGirl runs the show when things get rough. She moans and whines and complains like this:
Look, things are rocky right now. Making a salad is just too involved and takes forever to eat. A box of Mac and Cheese takes like 42 seconds and it will hit the spot. We just don’t have time for blending a smoothie or cooking up a piece of fish. Blech. Hey look, French Bread Pizza is on sale and all you have to do is pop it in the oven. Let’s just eat and get back to work, mmmkay?
So yup, I’m in junk-food-carbo-loading mode like I’m a 14-year-old boy, eating all the things I shouldn’t be.
And the kicker is, I know eating this way doesn’t make me feel good. I feel like a sloth, my skin is all gross and I’m so low-energy that getting out of my Hello Kitty jammies seems like a Herculean effort.
While at the market last night shopping for the aforementioned French Bread Pizza, I spied these little gems.
Do you now what they are? I first encountered these ruby gems traveling to Asia with my family like 30 years ago (OMG, I did I just say “30 years ago”. Holy Handbags, when did I get old?). Eating them always fills me with this child-like glee, that feeling of discovery and adventure you have when EVERYTHING you encounter is new and exciting. And that got me thinking… what if I approached every meal with the excitement of discovery? What if, instead of leaning on well known comfort foods (let’s get real about that, it’s not comfort food, it’s “numb” food, things to eat in hopes you don’t feel things, but alas, that’s a different post), I started eating exciting foods? What if I started looking forward to meals?
Now that’s an interesting idea.