Why is it when you add the word holidays to planning your food that your brain gets all like " nobody eats healthy on holidays, so shush your turd mouth"
We have been on holidays for 72 hours and I already feel so relaxed. Like a thousand worries, deadlines and problems disappeared the moment we got in the car.
The only thing looming over my head is the thought that I should be eating healthy! Pre sugar I took advantage of trying every gelato place or bakery treat that I could find. Lunch could easily consist of a packet of lollies or chocolate on the run. Now I feel like I'm constantly fighting the urge to get takeaways over sweets. Holidays to me meant it was a free for all food festival! Diets, calories and restraint did not have a place on holidays, just like when I'm hungover...
I googled healthy cafes in the area I'm staying, but the problem is that they are no where near where we are going and this trip is to be fun and spontaneous, not a food finding mission. If we are going to the esplanade for the kids to play, I'm not dragging them all over town, so it's near a paleo cafe, but then again I'm not settling for takeaway.
For the next 5 days before we leave for the ride, I'm staying with friends and can cook and bake and pretty much prepare what I want to eat. Yes we will be out and about but I can definitely cater for our food wants. Once we embark on the husbands charity bike ride, we will be in Hicksville with the only food options being overpriced corner stores or tiny servos. They supply food on the ride but they are not going to be catering for old fructose free features over here and that's fine by me. Therefore I will have to pack what I can. The fridge in the van will be very tiny and I'm going to have to think of things that don't need to be refrigerated, so tomorrow i will try and put these words into actions.... That or I will just go enjoy what Cairns has to offer!!( Yep we all know how this is going to play out)
On my facebook page I've been posting my daily food photos just to keep myself accountable because the urge to grab hot chips is incredibly strong but the thought of embarrassing myself after what I declared in the lead up to this holiday is keeping me on the straight and narrow. I will admit I walked past a fridge of Ben and Jerrys icecream today and for a micro second I thought " dam I would love a taste of that!!" Then I thought how great It would look posting a pic of it on my Facebook page! I couldn't bare the thought of disappointing those hundreds of Nigerian men looking for a fructose free sugar mumma.....