Saturday, March 23, 2013
I've been overseas almost 2 weeks now, out of a 2 month trip. I managed to move out of the hotel and into an apartment last week, so now I have a kitchen. The food is all local and in-season, very fresh, which is great in many ways. The vegetables actually taste good. Cucumbers taste like cucumbers, not like water. Tomatoes taste right off the vine, like they were grown in my own backyard. This is wonderful.
The down-side of this is that many of the things I like to eat are not made locally or not in season. I miss my non-fat cottage cheese, for example. It's hard to find yogurt that isn't full-cream and with sugar. Ready-made food? Forget it. And it's very hard to cook for one. I can cook some soups and stews from scratch, but it's hard to do that in small portions.
I am just trying to make sure I eat enough veggies and keep portion size down. I haven't been able to track my calories, so it's just a guess as to how I'm doing. I don't have a scale, either, which is both good and bad. I'll just see when I get home in May how it turned out. At the very least, I hope to avoid gaining weight. Even better, maybe I'll lose some.