It’s that time of the year when winter weight begins creeping back upon us. It doesn’t help that weekends like the Ice-pocalypse keep us forced indoors with nothing to eat but frozen food.
Last night I went to the grocery store after work to stock up on the essentials for the rest of the week, and I was shocked at how little was available to purchase! I had spent an hour or so meal planning and picking out the perfect meals to help us get back on track. When I turned the corner to the produce section, I became so frustrated with how little there was on the shelves. I mean – the only things left…cranberries, yellow squash, green beans, and lemons. WHAT. You can’t make ANYTHING worth eating with that! It was frustrating for 2 reasons — 1. Now I have to wait another few days before stocking up on healthy foods, which leaves us eating frozen/packaged food until produce/meat is delivered to the grocery. And 2. Just imagine all of the produce/meat/milk products that people purchased prior to the ice storm that they didn’t necessarily need…and is now going bad. What a waste!
Not to mention, I think I’m drinking too much caffeine again as I’m having trouble falling asleep at night. I need to get back in the gym and expend some energy. I hate being cooped up – it’s too difficult to get moving when everything is frozen outside for fear of slipping and falling. Don’t get me wrong, I love cold weather, and I think the snow is beautiful, but I don’t like the ice. Make it go away!
How do you people up north survive when everything is iced over??