I could smell them before I even entered the cafeteria. I knew that scent all too common to my nose, the extra crispy french fries that were part of my lunch staple. The short order clerk blurted loudly, “I know what you want…Bacon Cheeseburger with pepper-jack cheese”, she knew my weakness. I said, “Oh no I’ll just have a small cup of three bean soup”. It was painful pulling the spinach chef salad from the refrigerator as I scanned the prepared food counter. “We got them reubens too…”, she said in a sing-song voice. This lady was killing me. I wanted to beg her to fix me one, but I knew I had a mission. My mission was to change my ways. To still eat like a normal person, but to not go all out every day. I needed to cut back. I needed to make better choices and pave a way to a healthier lifestyle.
I’m not trying to pretend that I am going all vegetarian or anything like that. I just know I need to make better choices. I didn’t even drink coffee today. That is a big change for me. I drank just water all day. It was a little bit of a struggle and I did crave my usual cups of coffee, but I knew I needed to change my habits even if it is just by one soup and salad at a time.