Today is the Day!

The plan for this morning was to get up a little earlier than normal so I had time to make breakfast and eat before leaving for work.

Ha – that didn’t happen. I’m a night owl and hate mornings. I also got the inspiration to write a bit last night, so I banked only five hours of fitful sleep before my alarm went off. The snooze button and I are well-acquainted.

Spring allergies have also been making life difficult the last several days. Those are always fun to fight through in the morning to get ready for work. Looks a little like this…


While I was frantically making my breakfast to go, I managed to flip my daily calendar to today’s date, and it said “Today is the Day.” Aww, calendar – how did you know?

All of the food I had today was surprisingly good. While drinking my coffee with coconut milk and cinnamon, however, I had a mantra in my mind: “It’s not gross, it’s just not sweet.” Sigh. I’ll get used to it. It was pretty satisfying to know that the food I was eating was good, healthy, and I made it all myself!

I’m feeling pretty good today, although I know my withdrawal symptoms have yet to kick in, so I’ll be on the lookout for those starting tomorrow. One mistake I made today was that I didn’t realize the chili I was going to eat for dinner tonight was going to need to simmer for an hour. So, as I’m typing this, I’m smelling my amazing dinner, but being force to wait for it. Noted for next time.

I feel very calm and at peace with this today. It feels almost normal – like this is how my life was always meant to be when it concerned food. I’m going to try to remember that feeling when this gets harder.

On to day two!


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