Hi. How’s it going? I was kind of feeling sorry for myself this past week and that needs to stop. A pity party every now and then is not a terrible thing but I do it too often. I was contemplating past decisions and my future and it was getting me down. So much so that I ate an entire pizza on Thursday night. Don’t worry. It was a gluten-free pizza from Capello’s. But still, overindulging due to feeling sorry for myself is not good. Even when the feelings of sorriness were self-induced. Or whatever.
But then I woke up Friday morning and realized that it was one year ago that day that I made a great decision that would change my life for the better. I was living on the island of Kauai and I decided that I’d had enough of island life. Spending five plus years with an unmotivated loser was getting me nowhere. I told my boss that I was leaving my kindergarten teaching job and I bought a one-way plane ticket back to the mainland. Decisions can be tough, but sometimes they’re for the best. And then I realized that my most recent decisions were for the best too. Even if they kind of don’t seem like it at the moment. Hurting people is never easy. And being hurt is just as bad.
I also recently decided that I might want to live in a tiny house in the Boise area complete with a vegetable garden. But that’s something for the future and I need to focus more on the present.
Speaking of the present. Here are some things I presently ate this past weekend.
I wasn’t feeling the flax bread this week so I’ve been having a fried egg with a cup of bone broth and tea.
Our temperatures have been warmer but it was still gloomy and rainy all weekend. So warm beverages were necessary.
For lunch I sauteed some red cabbage and kale in coconut oil and topped it with this new seasoning from Trader Joe’s. Plus ground beef on the side because it’s delicious.
I headed into work with a packed dinner. This included chicken salad made with Primal Kitchen Foods chipotle lime mayo that I wrapped in lettuce leaves.
Plus a bag of Epic pork rinds. I didn’t eat them all.
I also experimented with coconut butter, 88% dark chocolate, mac nuts and sea salt to create some type of candy thing.
Days are always better when they end with chocolate consumption, don’t you agree?