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
Granola: 220
Almonds: 160
Tuna (couldn’t finish the whole bag): 70
Crackers: 100

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!



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