Sunday, June 10, 2012
Today I had a rough day. The kind of day where you cannot stay fully awake, due to genuine exhaustion. When I feel like this, I want a certain food. I need something specific. Sometimes only watermelon will fill me up. Other times I need/want something warm and full, like mashed potatoes full of butter and cream. Whatever it is, I need to feel the food hug my soul. Something that will fulfill my immediate food needs. Not leaving any room for error or extensive hunger. Today, the only thing I wanted, was not my leftover steak tacos (which were good), instead, I wanted a pint of Ben and Jerry Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream. I wanted to curl up in the whole pint. Let it hug me all around, inside and out. So I left the house on a mission to find some. Although Walgreens had a BOGO sale, they did not have an wide variety, i.e. no Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I thought about getting a Symphony chocolate bar, but I really didn't want that. I drove a little further and sure enough, two blocks north, there was a Baskin Robbins! One scoop of vanilla, one of pralines and cream with hot fudge on top. No calorie counting today. I just rushed home and curled up on the couch and ate that ice cream as if the doctor ordered it. I am not one of those people who has to eat in shame and in private. So I don't consider this to be a problem beyond the fact that I cannot and will not do it everyday. That was around 4:30pm, now approaching 8:30pm, I am completely full and desire nothing else. The only thing left to do, is head to bed. Sometimes you just need a little comfort in your food.