With a fantastic new career on course, I've got some food challenges. Since I've not been paid yet, (teachers - government- ugh), I don't have to worry much now. The Conspirator packs a lunch for me to take - with snacks! What in the world is in the lunch bag? Yesterday, I had cheese and crackers, yogurt, some cold, diced chicken, and peaches. There's no way I could eat it all, so I ate the cheese and crackers, a few bites of chicken, and the yogurt. However, with so many drink choices, (no drink included), I chose root beer (not diet). I haven't had a soda for a good long while, and I can't make it a habit, but it tasted soooo good. There were waters, juices, and milks, but I chose badly. I dread the freedom that an actual paycheck will bring. The college has a great little cafe/diner. There's loads of healthy choices to be sure, but some fried stuff and desserts as well. I also wouldn't mind a Frappe on the way home. I pass right by a McDonald's, and there's not really another route. I've been in the house for a bit, earning my Master of Arts degree, and I lived on limited funds, so I didn't really have a whole heck of a lot of choices. I simply never went out! I think the only solution is to buy a great thermos for my yummy iced tea. With my packed lunch and cold tea, I wouldn't even have to go in the diner. I'd just eat outside on the patio or in sheltered space. Besides, I could people watch. Yeah, that's a good idea. Oh, and to leave most of my money at home. Lol!