Eating Crap Mode..
Part of this blog is about the commitment to eating well. Making the extra effort for yourself and your children, being able to foresee the future instead of the convenience of the present.
But currently, I am on survival mode. Around the same time I started this blog, I made another commitment, to writing a novel in a month.
I need to get 50 000 words down, in 30 days as part of the National Novel Writing Month. So the last week or so, while my son was with me, I made simple meals. Pasta with sauce in a jar, sausages, and some fresh bread where I just put jam and peanut butter (ergh) for snack.
However my son is with his father this weekend, and I am using this time to catch up on the 16000 words, as I am behind the schedule. I am just eating crap. I forgo fruit in my table, instead of eating chocolate chips for making cookies, straight out of the bag. Although last night I made a chocolate chip, pecan, walnuts and banana chip batch for dinner. I also made the last of my Fresh and Easy pre-made pasta I had put in the freezer and heated up, plastic and all for three minutes in the microwave.
Since it's thanksgiving week, and I always open my earthquake kit to check for food that's nearly expired. I have subsisting on protein bars, instant noodles, some snap peas chips, and coca cola.
All I want is to catch up on my words, and make it to the goal. NANOWRIMO is like a triathlon for writers. You write a little here and there, and then you make a commitment to see if you can make this really difficult journey.
I haven't cooked for a few days, and I don't really plan to either.
But I know once this is over, I will stop, look into my fridge and start again, because just like this book, it's one thing I have committed to for life. As I say, I think it's a lie to tell people that cooking is simple, eating well is easy. It's not in this day and age, when not eating healthy is the default.
But like writing a novel, sometimes even when there are things you rather be doing, once you've made your commitment, it's something to follow through.
Ciao. I have 20 something thousand words to go...