Trying to find good & healthy food when you're eating out in this country is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. In fact, it would be easier to look for needles in haystacks ... really!
Some of you may know I've turned over a new leaf and started down the road towards a healthier lifestyle. It's been nearly three months since both wifey and me decided to head down the road of getting fit and healthy again and I must say we're both enjoying it so much that we're wondering why we didn't start this sooner.
My lifestyle has changes by quite a huge chunk from the old days where anything goes (forgive the pun) to a complete 180 degrees. These days I'm much more health concious. I've stopped eating and doing a lot of the unhealthy stuff I used to do back then. I wish I had 'woken' up earlier and started this change in lifestyle but 'it's better late than never' or so the saying goes.
The results speak for themselves. I'm so much more healthier, so much more fitter than I was three months ago. The aches and pains are gone. The body feels revitalized. And I need a whole new wardrobe cos all my clothes are getting way too big for me.
But trust me, it took a heck of a lot of determination, discipline and strength to down this path, not to mention the sacrifices I had to make which were all for the best. I used to be a glutton who just loves to eat, all the unhealthy kind of food at that. I had tons and tons of snacks stashed around the house and I would be munching on them perpetually while watching TV.
I've long since given all that up and have resorted to eating very much more healthier food. And that's where my predicament really starts. I can't seem to find any places out there dishing out the kind of food I want to eat. These days whenever wifey and me go out, we always have problems trying to find somewhere where we can eat the kind of healthy food we want. We'd walk and walk and there wouldn't be a single shop serving good healthy food.
And when we do find a place that's catered to us, it would be bloody pricey. Darn, being healthy is expensive, especially when it comes to food. So we mostly buy the stuff we need and end up cooking at home. Even when I go to work I'd have trouble finding healthy places to eat for lunch that I would resort to bringing power bars to work to keep me energized.
But yesterday, wifey suggested that maybe I need to eat more than just power bars for lunch since I run every morning and she says I'm burning up more calories than I'm putting in. She suggested that maybe I should prepare my own lunch from home, at least that way I could make sure it was healthy.
So yesterday we went to the mall and bought one of those La Gourmet thermal food containers to put my lunch in. I was a little reluctant actually cos I'm the kind of guy who will not carry wifey's handbag even let alone a lunch box! There goes my manly macho image.
And so this morning, wifey prepared me a container full of broccoli, cauliflower, black peppered sauges sprinkled with a little spaghetti sauce and I carried that little thermal food thingy to work like some nerdy little fellow ... hahaha ... and it came in a little checkered not so manly looking bag even! LOL!
I never thought I'd live to see the day I actually carried a 'lunch box' to work! I was pretty reluctant to even take it out and eat from it and after some 'persuading' from wifey over the phone (which was more like a threat of getting walloped on the head if I didn't utilize it) I actually enjoyed it. It was the first time I ever managed to eat the kind of healthy food I wanted. I enjoyed it so much that I'm already enthusiastically planning tomorrow's lunch menu ... LOL!
By the way, has any of you ever heard of an e cigarette? I know I haven't. How do you even smoke an e cigarette? Do you need to get online to smoke one? We're getting more technological these days that even cigarettes are going online ... LOL!