I hate packing to go on holidays. I am the type of person who always packs way too much because there was that one time I decided to pack light and I ran out of clothes to wear and we didn't have access to a washing machine. So this time I decided I was going to pack sensibly! I was going to pack 1 outfit for each day, 1 dress incase we go out to dinner, 1 set of gym clothes incase I decide to exercise... Yep we all do this! If history means anything, it will be like all the other times I take my gym clothes to go for that morning jog or gym session. I will end up wearing them as my comfy fat clothes because I've eaten so much shit. I really shouldn't bother but at least I can tell myself I had intentions to exercise. That's worth like 10 calories surely... Last time we went on holidays I took a huge suitcase of clothes and I only wore a quarter of them. I told myself this was ok because I would pack hardly any shoes. I kinda went too hardcore with the hardly any shoes thing because I actually left my whole bag of shoes by the door. I only had my good old pluggas/thongs that I took in the car. What made this even worse, was I only realised that I had forgotten my shoes when we were walking out the door to dinner... Thongs and a dress are so classy.. Let me give you that tip for free!!
This is the first trip I've had to think about food. Obviously I always pack stuff for the kids but this trip we are visiting a lot of people and I don't think half of them realise we are sugar free. I don't want to be a jerk and turn up at a relatives house and demand to know what's in their food but I don't want to stuff up my hard work.
Going out to dinner is always an easy option but sometimes that isn't possible. Therefore, I want to be prepared. Taking frozen meals isn't an option, taking anything cooked really isn't going to work either. I was trying to think, what's something that doesn't require refrigeration that I could whip out if I had too. I thought a loaf of bread and peanut butter but that's kinda awkward in itself. Everyone sits down at the table about to eat a beautifully prepared meal and I'm all there asking to pass the peanut butter... Just doesn't seem right! I think my best line of defence is to eat what I can and then eat my peanut butter sandwich like a closet binge eater in the room. Obviously this is a worse case scenario but hey,I want to be prepared. What says Captain Prepared Level 100 more than an emergency sugar free kit! Yes, I seriously made one. It has 1 loaf of bread, 2 bags of organic corn chips, 1 jar of peanut butter,1 bag of macadamia nuts,1 bag of almonds and a container of protein balls (also a torch incase I have to hide under the bed to eat )
The 7 year old has already asked me questions like;
Do people go sugar free on holidays?
Do we go sugar free on holidays?
When we go to Movie World, will I be allowed a soft drink?
When we go to Movie World, will I be allowed icecream?
When I see my cousins can I eat what they eat?
When I see my cousins, I think I should get some lollies to share with them!
When we stop at the servo can I get my flavoured milk like I always do?
Can I get a chocolate bar to eat in the car?
I have decided that because it's holidays, the 7 year old is allowed 1 treat a day of his choice and no judgement passed (unlike that dam koala drink) BUT he can only choose 1 item and it can't be something like a whole bag of lollies, so he must choose wisely. These rules don't apply to me. The 7 year old said "Mum you should have a coke zero at Movid World in a superhero cup because that can be your holiday treat!" Unless it's filled with scotch, I think I'll just keep on going without. I've read other blogs where people have treated themselves to gelatos on holidays or iced coffees, but I haven't had that urge yet.
If you follow me on facebook ( you should... All the cool kids are doing it! ) You would see that today I got all creative with my lunch! Yes I was endeavouring to use up everything in the fridge before I leave tomorrow. I got all innovative and creative with my sandwich. I truely created a masterpiece!!!! It was so good that I expected that Mexican guy from the El Paso add to run in and lift me up on his shoulders for creating such a treat! Alas no Mexicans ran into my house...
So my sandwich had a slice of bread as the base (funny that) with a slice of cheese on top, 4 pieces of pepperoni with a layer of organic cheese corn chips, covered in another slice of cheese. Grilled in the oven until the cheese has melted, then drenched in lemon juice. This seriously was bloody good. So good I had it again for tea! Hey don't judge me!!! The 7 year old was full of judgment and he had leftover Spag Bol. Apparently I will be sick tonight, he recons... Pfft what does he know. I'm sure heaps of uni students or people with the munchies eat this sh*t everyday.... Once again my classiness surprises even me!
Anyway it's nearly midnight and my bed is calling me!!