banging my way around in the dark, figuring out which room to enter next?
now that i’ve completed my challenge successfully, i don’t want to mess too much with a good thing. i have developed wonderful eating and snacking habits. now, if the only snack around at work is an old jar of sweetened almond butter, i just don’t snack. i have learned to dismiss light acts of hunger and wait for a real wave of it before i eat mindlessly. i wish to grow that habit.
but i missed some things.
i missed gf pretzels. so what did i eat tonight with my big salad for dinner? some gf pretzels.
i missed out on grain free brownies yesterday made for me by my coworker. so what did i snack on at work all day? grain free brownies. ok, i may have overdone the brownies.
my point is, i’m still figuring out how tightly i wish to incorporate my new self-knowledge into my lifestyle.
for sure, i will be WAY less reliant on dairy. no cheese on salads. cheese is for cheese burgers. no more 3 days a week of yogurt for lunch. more like if i’m in a pinch. i will make ice cream from coconut milk instead of dairy, unless it is a special occasion. i will not be eating pancakes every weekend, maybe just stick to a monthly routine.
i will still eat copious amounts of sweet potatoes.
i will still fry eggs in ghee.
i will make plantains more often instead of tortillas.
i will not make gluten-free pasta any more. seriously.
i will not eat chebe every day. maybe i’ll make it every 2 weeks or so, but i don’t need to make a weekly batch (even though i love it so much).
this change could not have come at a better time. we are moving this weekend. this calls for a pantry clean-out. big stuff! should i throw away my collection of rice noodles, or finish them off ceremoniously? should i throw away my gf pretzels and grain-free cheesy crackers, or enjoy them till the bottom of the bag? what am i supposed to do with this stuff? snuggle it until it’s time to let go, or get it out now, cold turkey?
this reminds me of when i decided to quit smoking.
that is sad, and means i need to make a change, and i need to make decisions quick so i keep my momentum going strong!
any advice on what to do with the vices that are already in the pantry?