Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I had made up my mind ahead of time that I would follow the Spark Solution 2-week plan exactly as written. After the 2 weeks are over, then I'll modify the recipes (like use black beans instead of cannellini beans in the Quick Chicken Enchiladas) and leave out the foods I don't tolerate well or just don't like.
What I'm finding, now in the 3rd day, is that I'm borderline obsessing about food. I'm spending so much time thinking about food--not necessarily because I have cravings or that I'm hungry (though I am hungry)--but just figuring out the logistics of getting the meals done. I've not been a planner, but now I have to remember to take things out of the freezer and put them in the refrigerator to thaw for the next day, or that I need to make the Breakfast cookies tonight so it'll be ready for tomorrow. My poor dishwasher is being run so much more often than it's used to--who knows what it's thinking about all this. (Yes, I anthropomorphize my appliances.) I hope that this is the effect of just learning new habits and that before long I will feel that I have time to do other things than dealing with food.
For years, I have enjoyed going out to eat for lunch. I'm away from work and won't be interrupted, and I have time to sit and read a book. I really miss this. I'm lucky that I live close enough to work that I can go home for lunch, but I'm not able to sit and relax and read while someone else makes my lunch for me. Again, I hope that this will ease up as I get more used to these new routines and new habits.