In the span of 24 hours I managed to hurt myself several times - doing such randomly dumb stuff that made me glad I have an eye appointment next month, because seriously, what else could cause me to A) stand too close to the shower door and drag it across the top of my foot, giving me a lovely three-inch-long gash; B) randomly trip twice on invisible pebbles while walking with Jeff into the orthopedist's office; and C) SMASH my elbow into the door frame as I walked into my bedroom - I'd just reached up to pull my hair out of my face when I did that, so I hit it full on. The pain was so great that all I could do was stand there, squeeze the elbow, and gasp. One of those times when you think "surely it's not possible to crack a bone doing this" but holy crap, it sure felt like I'd broken it. Turns out it's the injury that keeps on giving because every time I put my elbow on my desk (which apparently I do a lot), I get a nice reminder of the pain.
But this isn't why I called all of you here today - really, I just wanted to whine a bit over my clumsiness. I actually wanted to talk about food.
What would you eat, if there were no consequences? If you've jumped
on the healthy living bandwagon, what food do you miss? This might be a
triggering post - heck, there were times when I was dieting that I had
to change the channel when certain food commercials came on...they both
tempted me and enraged me (I want that, why can't I have that and still
lose weight, or dang it, why are they showing skinny people eating fast
food?! They don't really eat that way!!). So if you are in that
headspace, then it's probably best if you don't read this -
I'd hate to set anyone off on a binge.
In reading the
comments from last Monday's milkshake post, several of you mentioned
what you stay away from because you know you very well could eat too
much of it. Pizzas were mentioned, and while I remember eating an
entire Totino's frozen pizza back in the day, that wasn't my first choice. Kraft Macaroni and Cheese - that was my
secret indulgence. Oh how I LOVED it. One box = one serving. If I
made it for my kids, I'd make two boxes to be sure there was enough for
The funny thing is that I don't particularly like
macaroni and cheese - I will pass on a homemade dish every time. But
take that envelope of orange powder, mix it with some milk and butter,
and stir it into cooked macaroni? YUM. Have I eaten it since 2008? Nope. And most of the time I have no desire for it. But given the right circumstances (weather, stress, solitude), yes, it comes to mind. I don't act on it, but if there weren't any consequences (weight bloat/gain, triggering a craving that would be hard to resist in the future), I would make a box. Just to see if it's as good as I remember. What about you? What food would you eat, if no one was looking and there would be zero consequences?