It's totally true that stress in your life causes you to want comfort food - mostly sweets and junk food. I haven't craved much of anything throughout this challenge. Well, nothing that almost drove me to the brink of cheating. Until today that is. I wanted chocolate - and I wanted it badly. Soooo close to the finish line and I felt my will power draining out of me. I tried to fill my need with a few pieces of bass jerky. But guess what happens when you throw 'salty' on top of a comfort food crave? Yeah, you got it. . . the brain just wants to put something sweet on top. I could have eaten a gallon of chocolate ice cream.
So what did I do, you ask? What good is the internet if you don't use it for some indulgence every now and then. In a matter of five minutes I found my 'end of challenge' prize. Enter The Valrhona Chocolate Brick. I've talked about this in the past but last week when I went to Whole Foods for my burger ingredients I found out that they didn't supply these chocolate bricks any longer. I was pissed. Not anymore. UPS is going to deliver my $42 brick of chocolate in two days. Oh yeah. Knowing that it's on its way is enough for me to stop the sweet cravings and go on with my day. After I ordered it, I didn't have to think about junk food any longer. (If you didn't notice, I left a link for anyone else who wants to take the shortcut to chocolate bliss) I sound like a chick don't I??? Ok, enough on that.
So it was jerky for snacking throughout the day. A handful of beans every once in a while. Water water water. Some sauteed bass in butter with salt and pepper for late lunch. And dinner, well - who's got time for dinner? Poor planning once again made me miss dinner. Kids had gymnastics and baseball, I had photography class, got home in time to see who got kicked of Idol and that was it. I caught the aroma of the taco dinner that Debbie made for the kids when I walked in the door. I am much more sensitive to smells now. Interestingly, I am not hungry and I talked about this in a previous post. I think my body has gotten used to less food on a daily basis and I really don't feel the need or desire to eat too much. That's good and bad. Bad because I really don't know what's going to happen when I'm done.
Just as a side note, here's a pretty cool photo that I took this week for class.
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No, I didn't eat it! Haven't gone down that road. . .yet. Gonna try some crabbing tomorrow (maybe).
“Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.”