I think for the first time in my life maybe, I am learning to use things other than food to comfort myself. And maybe I'm lucky that I don't feel terrible right now, I'm not going through something rough that requires constant soothing. For me, right now at least, it's the everyday little irritants or just simply in the changing seasons making me feel a little more tired. In the past, I would have used junk food to try and lift me, in hopes it would give me a little more happy-energy. I am happy to say that, besides a few glasses of wine here and there, I haven't really had the desire to turn to food for that, not that food doesn't give a sense of well-being, I would never argue that, just that since I've been eating clean (by my standards) I really don't crave the junk.
Last night for dinner I improvised a little on my dinner because I really didn't want to have to grind the zuccini to make noodles. Luckily, when I was at the grocery store, I predicted that might happen once or twice during the week, so I bought a few extra supplies just in case. Last night's dinner was composed of 3 simple ingredients:
This weekend we are planning a day trip to a local beach that allows dogs. It is on Lake Michigan, where the water is already wicked-cold so we won't be swimming, but it will still be nice to get out and see a few sights. The best part of bringing the dog is, we won't be tempted to go to some greasy restaurant because he's not the type of dog who can just be left to sit alone in a car, he barks at everything! Not that I can't have that kind of food if I really want to (or have a salad) but not having to think about it makes it that much easier. I will have protein bars and nuts along to help keep me satisfied.
Well, we made it to another Friday! Hope you had a great day. Don't forget to pamper yourself this weekend!