Thursday, August 13, 2009

Real Food

After eating a ton of junk food out in Arizona (including mucho burritos) and seeing some pictures of myself out there (no I'm not posting them), I decided that the second I touched down in Baltimore, I'd eat to live, not live to eat. First thing this morning, *B* and I took a good two hours to grocery shop. He's all into my new quest. Day 1 was a success, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't drool over the thought of brownies. I've learned that often I'm mouth-hungry (craving) and not tummy-hungry (well, plain-ole-hungry). And I've also learned that it's much easier for me to ignore hunger pains than cravings.

So for dinner, I made whole grain pasta, squished squash, and got some steamed shrimp at the store. It was SOOO good! The only downside - that was almost 5 hours ago.

Throughout my blog reading, I've learned a lot about Mormons. I can only think of one family I grew up with who were Mormon, and no one really every discussed it. I got a new perspective when I went to Arizona, though it was only through my family's eyes, who are non-denominational at best. The area in which they live has a number of small Mormon towns in the middle of nowhere. One day, I think I'd like to see what it's like to live in those type of communities. Being raised Catholic, the church I'm familiar with has a long history. I think it would be an experience to talk at length with people of a shorter-lived religion.

Tomorrow, I'm going to tackle my 72 hour kit. I got a book from the library today called Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss. I'm excited to start it. I've learned recently to think of PACE when planning. PACE stands for primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency. *B* and I decided that if all else fails, we're going to my grandmother's ranch. While she no longer lives there full time, it is totally off the grid. She lived there for at least more than ten years, so I know it's possible.

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