The long and winding road to fitness, day 37

Freezing hot (62/365)

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Well….not such a great day of eating today.  I was so tired after working open to close yesterday, that I couldn’t drag myself out of bed in time to make anything to take to work today.  I ended up eating from the stupid, evil vending machine.  I had a bag of Cheez-Its for what I guess you’d say was my lunch today.  Unfortunately, breakfast was no better.  I ate a SuziQ…you know, those chocolate cakey things with the cream filling…not a lot of nutritional value in either of those choices, I’m afraid.

After work, I stopped at the grocery store, despite my vow not to go grocery shopping when I’m hungry or tired (and I was both today).  I walked down the cookie aisle, looked at the Fig Newtons (which really wouldn’t have been a terrible choice), then walked away.  When I walked by the deli, I looked at the BBQ wings, then walked away.  In the freezer section, I looked at the ice cream.  Then I looked at it some more.  Then I reminded myself that just a few days ago, I said I wasn’t going to buy ice cream.  I ended up buying a box of strawberry fruit bars…80 calories apiece…I think that was a better choice than the ice cream that I’ve been eating.  I ended up buying all healthy food and no diet Pepsi.  I think I’m getting closer to giving it up (again).  Anyhow, I’m feeling pretty good about my shopping trip…oh yeah, and that I have tomorrow off work!

Do you struggle to purchase healthier food and beverage choices?  How do you cope?

Why are you putting bacon in cookies?

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Seriously, I do not understand this combination.  I’ve been reading blogs about people using bacon in all kinds of recipes.  I don’t get it.  Bacon in cookies, bacon in cupcakes, bacon in brownies…really?  How can this taste good?

I guess I should admit that I’m not a big bacon fan anyhow.  I like bacon in a BLT…about once a summer.  I can tolerate bacon on a pizza, but it’s far from my favorite.  I used to cook dry beans with bacon, but I’ve lost the taste for that.   So I’m having a difficult time imagining how bacon could possibly enhance the taste of sweets.  Yet every week I read another blog about just that, bacon taking the flavor of sweets to new heights.  I just can’t see myself liking that combo though.

So, for any of you out there who have jumped on the bacon band wagon, is this something I should try?  Will I fall to the floor in ecstasy after the first bite of a chocolate/bacon anything?  Hmm…I’m just not feeling it.