I think I’m obsessed with food. “Duh,” my sister would say. I think about it all the time. I like to think about what foods go best together, how to get just the right combination, whether it be for a little snack, or a full three-course meal. Kinda like those two guys on the movie ‘City Slickers.’ I don’t want to run out of food. I want to always have my favorite foods available. Now I go to 4 different grocery stores because there is something specific at each that is the very best of that particular food only available at that particular grocery store. I like to bake and I like to cook. I have bits of paper cluttering my kitchen–recipes that I’ve cut out of magazines or copied off the internet.
Well, I could go on and on, but you get the picture. So, even though I have completely changed the way I eat, and many of my decisions about what I’m going to eat really are based on what would be the healthiest for me, I think I have too much food in my house. And that is really the main reason I am writing this. I want to know what other people do and/or think. I think having so much food around, and so many choices (even if they are all good) tends to influence me to overeat. So if anyone has an opinion about this I would really appreciate hearing from you.
On a completely unrelated topic, my sister and I took a trip to Lake Tahoe together. She got me to do some things I wouldn’t have done otherwise. She got me to put on a swimsuit and go in the pool. First time I’ve had a swimsuit on in over 2 years! And she got me to take my shoes off and put my feed in Lake Tahoe. We had so much fun looking for the cabin we used to go to every summer when we were kids.
We found it, and it was SO much tinier than we remembered. But it was so cute and had been really loved and cared for over the years. And then, she MADE me eat Coldstone ice cream–har har! But it was definitely worthy. (Crabby McSlacker had a contest on her blog and I wrote a poem ‘Its Gotta Be Worthy.’) Maybe I’ll share it with you tomorrow.
(That’s Sophie, one of the bad little girls, who insists on being in almost every picture I take, even though she refuses to pose and look cute…)
P.S. Found a new ice cream that is definitely worthy. Only 100 calories for 1/2 cup. Called Loving Spoonful Ice Cream–Out of this World Chocolate. It is dark and rich, doesn’t claim to be sugar free or fat free. I don’t know how they do it, but it is the best chocolate ice cream I’ve had since starting this diet lifestyle.