I like food, and I think about it a lot. When I think about it back home, though, it’s not a very mindful thinking, if that makes any sense. It’s more of a gut exploration of what, from the seemingly limitless options, I will chose as my next meal.
Out here, the options are very much limited, and my thoughts about food are very conscious. I miss food, and I could actually eat more, but I like having these weeks in which I’m more aware of what I have in my regular life and the little others have every day of their lives. In the camps, the kids have no choice.
I bring food that will give me enough energy, but I am limited by the weight we can bring and other practical considerations, such as heat resistance and how easy is it to eat.
Today was a travel day, so it started at the hotel, where I had the luxury of buying a coke, which was not a diet coke.
Here’s my full day’s menu:
Coke: 200 calories
Tuna (couldn’t finish the whole bag): 70
Total: 750 calories
Tomorrow will be a long day at the camp, so I’ll start with a bigger breakfast – maybe a granola bar plus some dry fruit. Can’t wait!