Yesterday, I took a group of 20 residents/staff/volunteers to the Brewer Game. Initially, we were set to tailgate, but because of parking concerns we opted to bring as much of our lunch in with us, which the Brewers are so nice to let us do and get hot dogs once we got settled. I often help in the dining room at the nursing home, so I know there is always a lot of wasted food. Yesterday, our stadium hot dogs were a success. Everyone polished them off, including myself. It was the first time that I really wanted a hot dog in over a year. Last week, for our school open house, I feasted on a hot dog for the first time in well over a year. That was because it was the only dinner offered. At the ballpark, I could have gotten lots of healthier choices, but this is a lifestyle and I don't want to deprive myself of a stadium hot dog if that's what I want.
It was the most delicious hot dog I have ever tasted. And you know what? I ate it slow. I savored each bite as I knew THIS would be something that I regularly do not eat. Maybe that's my key. Eat food that I really want, not food just to eat food. Unfortunately, the Brewers stunk up the joint, but we enjoyed the game and the hot dogs just as well.