Saturday, May 25, 2013
As my healing progresses, so do my food options. The swelling has gone down to an area that is about an inch in diameter. I'll still need to consume softer fair at the picnic on Monday. My contribution of baked beans was requested.
Seeing that anything crunchy and sharp will still be out for me, finding healthy choices will be even more challenging. So what to do...
Option 1: Eat before I go and do not eat at the picnic.
Option 2: Make mindful choices.
Option 3: Punch the extraction area.
Eating before I go... then succumbing to temptations. Not good. Option 1 is out,
Inflecting pain is not happening, so Option 3 is out too.
Option 2 it is. Sure there will be unhealthy offerings, but what I have been finding is taking a "No Thank You" helping is enough to satisfy my curiosity. Taking a half a slice, instead of a whole. Taking just a spoonful (not heaping). One or two mindful bites is more than enough. Also leaving food on my plate is not a crime.
What gets you through picnics and BBQs?