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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Just a dream

Last night I had nightmares and they revolved around food.  No, I didn’t dream I was eating my way out of a pepperoni pizza abyss or diving into a vat of chocolate ice cream.  My husband and I were at the grocery store trying to buy food so I could make some of the yummy recipes I’ve had here and continue my healthy eating.  We went to Hy-Vee and all the ground turkey was $100 a pound.  The fruit section was almost bare.  The strawberries looked like they were fossils.  There was no lettuce.  The zucchini smelled rotten. I found one mango and was trying to cut it open to eat and it slipped out of my hands and fell on the dirt floor.  Every aisle had macaroni and cheese in it. I was desperately trying to find the right chocolate chips to make the chocolate covered strawberries I love and they told me they were outside in the fresh market.  When I walked outside, the door slammed shut behind me and all I could see were eggs.  Odd?  Holy heck, yes. 

At first I wondered if I was getting sick of the healthy eating but that’s not it…well, except for the mixed green salad.  After three weeks, that is gagging me out because we have it almost every day.  I know that some of the food products will be a little more expensive but nothing crazy.  There may be a few things I will have to search to find in Iowa or order online but that doesn’t scare me too much.  I think I’m just afraid that I will fall off the wagon when I get home.  Four weeks without the temptation or chore of grocery shopping and having someone preparing and serving you all your meals is nice.  Going back to the real world and learning how to do it all over again, but better this time, is apparently freaking out my subconscious.

I’m going to try to prepare as best I can so there are no catastrophe’s when I get back.  I have a few lists from my classes here that will a good start.  Unfortunately, most of the things on the list are nowhere in my cupboards at home.  I don't need or want everything on the lists but will need to do some restocking and prep work to preventative a disaster.  I’m very excited to make some of these recipes for my family.  Like the salmon burger which may be the best thing that has graced my lips this month.  So yummy! Granted, it will not be paired with the mixed green salad.  Maybe Chef’s recipe for sweet potato fries or mashed potatoes.  Really, anything but that damn salad.

4 comments:

Lars Underbakke said...

Nice! I actually order from La Tortilla and Daiya Cheese at work. I know these vendors very well. They have some good stuff.

Yesenia said...

No!!! Not the green salad, LOL!!! Lyndee it is natural to feel all of the things you are feeling especially because you are in your 2nd half of the 4 wks. DON'T DOUBT YOURSELF!!! You got this! YOU'VE BEEN HAVING THIS!!! At home you will continue moving forward and if you have a bad day or week. You will accept it, forgive yourself for it and let it go!!! You will continue moving forward. It is okay to slip here and there. This is a lifestyle change and it will take time. You will have ups and down but keep pushing through. YOU GOT THIS!!!

Yesenia said...

No!!! Not the green salad, LOL!!! Lyndee it is natural to feel all of the things you are feeling especially because you are in your 2nd half of the 4 wks. DON'T DOUBT YOURSELF!!! You got this! YOU'VE BEEN HAVING THIS!!! At home you will continue moving forward and if you have a bad day or week. You will accept it, forgive yourself for it and let it go!!! You will continue moving forward. It is okay to slip here and there. This is a lifestyle change and it will take time. You will have ups and down but keep pushing through. YOU GOT THIS!!!

Hageman Haus said...

For preventative purposes, you'll probably need to plant a nice garden and purchase some livestock. $100/pound is ridiculous!!1 ;)