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throwing away junk food

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I am the daughter of two refugees and it is very hard to throw away food, especially when a gift. Yesterday a dear friend brought consolation pastries to help heal my ankle after a fall. I ate them, or we ate them with herbal tea.

I have mixed feelings about wasting food and disrespecting gifts. After all, doesn't a maintenance plan allow for the occasional departure from healthier choices? It does.

It did not cause me to crave more sugar, but the following day I felt icky and really blue. I cried listening to fado and there was also some mega-crankiness with emails and phone calls. I really think there is a refined sugar-mood swing connection.

Well, in the afternoon I had a short thought of coca cola that passed quickly, and then thought "I could learn to enjoy iced unsweetened tea with flatbread/puzza" - tonight I have iced fairtrade rooibos with bluberries and though tart, has such glorious fruitiness.

I like my friend and his oldworld way of showing care. I am glad I enjoyed the pastries without too much angst. Maybe one day, I can look at a pastry in my home and say...eh take one bite and then pick up a piece of fruit.
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    I have a hard time throwing away food as well. But just like it's the thought that counts with giving gifts, it's the appreciation that counts with receiving them. So, no matter if you had to discard a portion of the pastries, what matters is that you expressed your sincere appreciation for the thoughtfulness of your friend.

    I've grown to enjoy unsweetened tea as well. It definitely gives you a better appreciation of the brewing process and letting the tea steep for just the right amount of time so it's flavorful, but not too bitter.

    Good job on letting the coke craving pass!
    1797 days ago
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