I just wanted to check in because I have the opportunity – grab it when I can 🙂
I arrived here yesterday after a 3-hour delay on the plane, thank goodness I had my dinner packed. Fourteen hours on a plane, in the middle seat, it wasn’t pretty! And I’m afraid my food was pretty smelly so I can’t have been the easiest person to sit next to, either. But hey, gotta do what we’ve gotta do! I was surprised how well I did in terms of hunger, being that I gained eight hours in my day and had to space out my meals accordingly. I expected to be a lot hungrier than I turned out to be. I suppose it’s all in the mind – because my expectation was that I wouldn’t eat for this long in between meals, it was OK. Yes I was hungry, but the experience wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
Anyway, I eventually made it to LA and was picked up at the airport by my host, a lovely single mom with her daughter, who took me straight to a grocery store and then home to sleep off my jetlag. 😉 So I’m sorted for food, and this evening the week kicks off with a City Celebration (it’s a church conference) – I already went to church this morning and one couple I know from New York are already there, so it was great to see them again… I haven’t been in the States in two years, so there’s going to be a lot of reunions. So many people I know will be there, and I can’t wait.
I’m also keenly aware of the dangers of being around people like this – that’s to say, of concentrating so much on being with them that I feel awkward about my food and my needs. It’s yet another way I learn to build abstinent muscle. I have to plan ahead and make my food ahead of time, and then carry it along… or, eat before or after get-togethers and events.
In any case, I’m doing this NMW – even this week, which is momentous to me! Routine days, momentous days… when it comes to food, there’s no difference.