Yesterday was day 13 of the challenge. I had a day long orientation and I feared I’d be late so I didn’t stop to eat or even prepare any food before I left. I realized I had much time to kill as I exited the bus directly in front of a Caribou Coffee. I went in, and looked at all they had to offer and settled on the oatmeal. They let you pick what you want in it so I was able to add walnuts, cranberries, and raisins. I added some honey to it as well. They make it a bit more watery than I do when I make oatmeal myself. But it was still good and kept me full until lunchtime. For lunch I resigned myself to salad. I topped it with lemon juice. I also got a banana. By dinnertime I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to eat. I found a bag of cubed sweet potato bits in my freezer. I made that topped with raw walnuts and what was left of the peach mango salsa. It was really tasty.
I thought I’d miss the diet coke more, but even when I saw all the people at the orientation yesterday with their bottles of soda I felt perfectly happy drinking water. I never thought I’d actually enjoy drinking water. I miss drinking coffee a bit more and I keep finding myself trying to make it in a way so that I can drink it. But it never tastes right. I’m going to have to give up completely and just resign myself to the fact that I just wont have coffee for the next 15 days.
I had gotten a discount coupon for Door to Door Organics and I was waiting to use it until a bit later on when more variety of items are available. But then I realized the next few months I wont be around to receive any deliveries, this week is my last week I’ll be home to get the box. i signed up and I’ll be getting a “bitty box” later today. I’ll share the bounty in tomorrow’s post.