1. First, this exists.
2. 100 calories each. Seems not bad, yeah?
3. But it’s basically a mouthful per serving. I don’t have a picture because I was hungry for my mouthful.
4. And then here are the ingredients.
5. Foods I shouldn’t be eating: sugar, corn starch (modified or not), guar gum, any kind of gum, enriched wheat flour. And probably pretty much everything else in these things.
6. Here’s my hypocrisy. Trader Joe’s rolled out all its fall pumpkin stuff recently, and today I spied (between the pumpkin toaster pastries and the pumpkin granola) pumpkin spice chai latte mix. And I thought, wow, hey. How awesome would it be to have this as an occasional afternoon treat? How wonderful would it be, after a long morning of teaching, to sip a nice pumpkin spice chai latte before girding up for the post-lunch frenzy? Well, I take a look at the ingredients and I spy shit like carrageenan and other corn- or soy-based sugars and I get all high and mighty and dismiss the latte mix as a sugar bomb I don’t need. And then I walk over to the freezer section, notice this for the first time, and despite the fact that it’s made almost entirely out of crap, I buy it without blinking.
7. Somehow, in my delusion, I rationalized that the chai latte mix would’ve been enjoyed mid-day, and that’s bad because it would crash out my blood sugar, which can’t happen because I’m responsible for minors until 6 pm. But the ice cream will be enjoyed post dinner, when I’m responsible for nothing but myself, so it’s OK. This is delusion! Delusion!
8. But I’m also not going to get rid of them. They’re delicious. I’ll eat them one by one until they’re gone.
9. I’ve been eating Primal-ish for lunch (meats, avocados, vegetables, fruits, deliciousness), and I’ve been feeling pretty good through the afternoon. The key is the avocados, I think. And they’re freaking delicious, and they make things taste good, and I feel happy and satisfied, and I believe that the fat in them, plus the chicken protein, and the relatively low amount of sugar I take in (only the fructose in the small portion of fruit I eat), all contribute to more stable blood sugar and less crashy crashy in the middle of the afternoon.
10. Dinner was awesome tonight: giant salad of mixed bitter greens, kumato tomato, and cucumber, and then a portion of filet mignon steak. Primal!
11. Of course the ice cream bar pretty much ruins my Primalishness. SUGAR. WHY CAN’T I QUIT YOU.
12. Yoga last night! It was great, lots of lunge poses that worked the quads and hams and the adductors and abductors. Big milestone: normally, I have a hard time moving from Warrior 2 to Half Moon without stumbling or needing to balance myself — it’s usually a two or three step transition instead of a smooth single move — but last night, I managed to do it! It wasn’t beautiful but I did it.
13. Staying in alignment is getting increasingly important to me. Mostly because my teachers have been drilling it in.
14. And that’s all I’ve got for now.