The mid-morning More meeting has crumbled my resolve. There was a smattering of talk about junky food, the kind you get at a coffee shop and a street cart. The kind of food I am avowedly avoiding. I sat down at my desk and tweeted this: “@more_ca: Just got out of a @more_ca meeting, and all I can think about is takeout food (hot dogs, donuts) despite my ‘eating-in’ challenge.”
Then I begrudgingly ate a healthy whole-grain bread and spiced-cheese sandwich that I had brought from home. Even hot mustard and a dollop of full-fat mayo didn’t do the trick. All I could think was “No really, I wish this were something from the food court.”
Up until today, I had been cruising along, but I’ve discovered all it takes is the mention of a forbidden food and one really meh brown-bag lunch to make this whole eating-in challenge lose its lustre entirely.
Anyhow, so far I haven’t eaten out and tomorrow will be two weeks, so I plan to celebrate with spicy butter chicken from my local Indian resto. I would be sorely tempted to eat out tonight instead, but luckily I already have a meal half-made in the fridge.
I’ve enjoyed this challenge (until today!) and I think I’ll do it again sometime soon. It could be interesting to do it once per season, right? What are your thoughts on the matter? Over on Twitter, I had lots of encouragement and retweets egging me on these past two weeks.
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