Happy FLEXIBLE FUN FRIDAY!!
has a confession to make. I wrote this last night.
NO, that’s NOT my confession!
Today was one of those crazy busy days
with appointments ALL over Los Angeles
(and those of you who live here KNOW how
challenging it is getting around this MASSIVELY
spread out METROPOLIS).
After my 2nd appointment of 5, my car decided NOT to start.
Not only was my battery dead,
my tummy was screaming!
I called AAA Roadside Assistance and had to wait
the obligatory hour to get a jump start.
Jerry, the Tow Truck Driver, tested my battery and instructed
me to go straight to my mechanic.
Since it was 2 hours past my regular lunch time,
I begged, like a strung out junkie,
“Hey, Jer, you think I could stop to get a bite to eat
He quickly replied,
“Not unless you want to deal
with this again.”
While I waited in my hot car for an hour,
I had searched every compartment I used to stash snack foods,
but, alas, my supply had run dry.
I knew I shouldn’t have given
Jen my last bag of trail mix before
our morning hike, but she is pregnant, so I didn’t REALLY
have a choice.
I asked the Jerry if he had any snacks I could buy
and showed him my cash.
He hopped in his truck so quickly,
I never had the chance to say “good-bye.”
It was a 20 minute drive to my mechanic,
and I had created a plan.
The Morselist would have to suck it up
and find a Drive Thru.
This was an EMERGENCY
and someone was going to get hurt unless
I could raise my low blood sugar.
Just ask my boyfriend.
NOT a pretty sight!
My curly hair had now morphed into MEDUSA
and I shook with tremors.
My mission was simple:
FIND A DRIVE THRU.
DON’T TURN OFF MY MOTOR
GET THE HEALTHIEST CRAP FOOD I COULD FIND
GET TO MIGUEL, THE MECHANIC
and FIX MY CAR!
Millions of thoughts raced through my mind:
What will I tell my Morselites Readers?
Does this make me a hypocrite?
What would Sally do?
(Sally Who? Don’t ask!)
I drove down Burbank Blvd for 20 minutes
and could NOT find ONE Drive Thru!
IN ALL of Los Angeles, here I was ready to succumb
to Main Stream America’s #1 food of choice and
I couldn’t find a friggin’ Drive Thru!
My heart raced.
My tummy turned.
My brain was bursting!
THE MORSELIST NEEDS A DRIVE THRU!
Never found one!
Finally made it to Miguel and he asked,
“Are you OK, Mo?”
“Well, there’s a Wendy’s down the street.”
“Do they have a drive thru?”
“I don’t think so, but you can walk.”
“NO. I want a drive thru! Never mind.
I saw a Japanese Restaurant down the street.
Poor Miguel tried to reason with me.
“But nobody walks in L.A.?”
To which, I quickly snapped,
“Apparently nobody drives thru either.”
I was OVER it!
I made my way to the Japanese Restaurant,
AFTER being accosted by a man
wearing a yellow helmet and a pink skirt,
scolding me for jay walking.
He wasn’t wrong.
He wasn’t fashionably dressed.
I was seated and immediately began chewing my chopsticks,
pleading with my waiter,
“Excuse me, do you have some dipping sauce for these?”
My poor waiter brought my food as quickly as she could.
Eventually I began to feel human again, but my body had
gone into a frenzy. I even ate
some of their Coconut Ice Cream,
my first bite of dairy in months.
…You know that vicious spiral you can spin into
when you’re so hungry
you can’t or won’t stop?
You just SHOVEL food into your mouth,
much like a druggie shoots into their veins?
Click here for my GOBBLER Post
I know what I looked like and it wasn’t pretty and I was
on a roll. So there you have it.
I’m human AND an ex-sugar addict and because of a
dead battery and plain ole life, this Morselist has a bit of an icky tummy.
Just wanted to share that we all have these kinds of days
and tonight when I came home, I wanted to continue my binge.
You know how we justify or figure,
“Hey, I already ‘fell off the wagon’…what’s the point of being good?”
But I stopped myself because I wasn’t feeling GREAT
and did NOT want to continue that feeling.
I chose to make a healthy dinner with avocado,
hemp seeds, sweet potatoes and kale.
For dessert, I made a Frozen Morselini Cocoa Zucchini Shake
and it was SO Delicious!!
(Just ADD COCOA and remove Broccoli to the above recipe)
The Morsel of the story?
We ALL have crazy days and can’t be good all the time.
I LOVE the 85/15 Rule!
Be good 85% of the time and 15% forgive ourselves.
FLEXIBLE is key or we just might SNAP!
Would I have felt so guilty over the Coconut Ice Cream if
my tummy did not react? Not sure…but the proof is in the puddin’!
Have a MORSELICIOUS Weekend!!! YOU guys ROCK!