What Am I In The Mood For To Eat?


Did you ever have one of those days when you don’t know what you’re in the mood for to eat?

Or you THINK you know what you’re in the mood for to eat, but then after you eat it you say to yourself, “Gee…this was NOT what I was in the mood for to eat.”

So then you try eating something else because it looks good, but then after you eat it you say to yourself, “Gee…this was STILL not what I was in the mood for to eat.”

Then, once again, you try eating something else because it looks delicious, but then after you eat it you say to yourself, “Gee…maybe I should just go to bed and start over tomorrow, because no matter what I eat it’s really not what I want.”

And by 9 p.m., you’re FULL and BLOATED with food in your stomach that you THOUGHT you were in the mood for, but none of it filled that feeling of, “Yes…this is exactly what I was in the mood for to eat!”

Monday, I had one of those days.

And I hate those days because it feels as though my taste buds are playing some SICK mind game with my brain.

First of all, I was practically out of food in my kitchen because I didn’t have time to go to the grocery store, therefore I ate what was left in my refrigerator. I ate a big bag of frozen mixed vegetables that were seasoned with herbs and garlic sauce. Now normally I love this food, but for some reason it left me feeling flat and unfulfilled.

So I flossed and brushed my teeth, and then walked to the Wawa convenient store down the street to see if there was something I was in the mood for.

Initially, I picked up a pre-made Greek salad because that looked good.

Then I picked up a pre-made container of cheese, grapes and pita chips because that looked even better.

Then I went over to the deli section and thought I might enjoy a nice Italian hoagie. But as I was glancing at the menu I thought to myself, “Yup...I know exactly what I’m in the mood for….a Mexican quesadilla!”

Thus, I walked TEN blocks to a new Mexican fast-food restaurant, but discovered they DID NOT serve quesadilla’s. That’s right, NO quesadilla’s.

Yeah, see if I ever go back to that so-called AUTHENTIC Mexican restaurant again.

Adios muchacho!!!!!

So....I walked TWO more blocks to a Quedero Mexican fast-food restaurant and ordered a large vegetable quesadilla with a side of avocado and sour cream. I took it To Go. And then ran back to my apartment because I wanted to sit down and relax; enjoying what I had FINALLY figured out what it was that I was in the mood for to eat.

*insert unhappy look on my face*

But, it wasn’t.

In fact, I ate the WHOLE thing thinking to myself, “ Nope…this isn't it either.”

And the worst part about it was that the quesadilla made me extremely GASSY, which caused me to I walk around my apartment for the rest of the evening, TOOTING like Thomas The Choo Choo Train.

Therefore, if I can give you any advice if this should ever happen to you….

“Gee…maybe you should just go to bed and start over tomorrow, because no matter what you do it’s NEVER gonna be what you’re in the mood for to eat.”



Wishing you a not-one-of-these-days weekend everyone!


X

50 comments

  1. ah, i hate it when that happens! not to mention the anxiousness, nothing feel right! especially the taste in my mouth, i'll feel like stuffing myself with random food yet never get the taste that i want. in fact, most of the time i gave up not knowing what i truly wanted to eat! urgh, talking about going to bed with that dissatisfaction hanging in our guts. a living nightmare!

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  2. I have days like that too Ron. I hate it when I make a meal, which I've been really looking forward to, only to get half way through it and I don't want it cos it's just not what I was expecting. :(

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  3. It has happened to me but I never go to any lengths to satisfy the craving for something different. Do you think it happens because our diets have become so ordinary? You know what I mean... same things week in, week out. I recently had to recognise that my diet needed to change, I was bored with everything. So I changed. Hubs can't keep up...lol. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach so perhaps now I'll get there. Enjoy your weekend. Oh and Happy 4th July.

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  4. I usually know what I crave for... but at times I can change my mind at the very last minute. Like, all evening I will be thinking that chicken sounds uber super good tonight, and then as I open the fridge door, I suddenly decide to go for raviolis.

    Have a sweet weekend dear Ron!

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  5. Oh yes, the 'Stand at the fridge door and ponder' days. I have them often. Nothing worse than the feeling of dissatisfaction food wise. You're right, it's usually best to just accept it, go to bed and hope tomorrow is more satisfying.

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  6. Was the place with no quesadillas the place that starts with a C and ends in a potle? Because I'm SO disappointed with that place.

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  7. Wow, Ron, your taste buds were really messing with you. Hope they behave themselves for the holiday weekend--show 'em who's boss! And while I'm talking about the holiday weekend--have a great one!

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  8. Greetings Levian~

    Glad to hear I'm not the only one!

    " not to mention the anxiousness, nothing feel right! especially the taste in my mouth, i'll feel like stuffing myself with random food yet never get the taste that i want."

    Yes! Yes! That's exactly what I felt like on Monday....nothing felt right! So, I ate and ate but nothing satisfied that 'pang' of enjoyment. I swear, it was like my taste buds were 'messing' with me - HA!

    Yup...a living nightmare!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a great weekend!

    X

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  9. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    " I hate it when I make a meal, which I've been really looking forward to, only to get half way through it and I don't want it cos it's just not what I was expecting. :( "

    OMG...I'm so glad to hear I'm not the ONLY one who has had these days!!!!

    This happens to me every so often.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a super weekend!

    X

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  10. Good Morning Valerie~

    "It has happened to me but I never go to any lengths to satisfy the craving for something different."

    Ha! I know...I was bound and determined to find something to satisfy that craving. I was on a MISSION - HA!

    "Do you think it happens because our diets have become so ordinary? You know what I mean... same things week in, week out. I recently had to recognise that my diet needed to change, I was bored with everything."

    You know, I never thought of that but you may be right! Also, I thought perhaps that our taste buds might go through some sort of physical change every so often, thus the confusion in what to eat.

    "Hubs can't keep up...lol. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach so perhaps now I'll get there."

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHA! You GO, dear lady!!!!

    Much thanks for stopping by today. Have a glorious weekend!

    Thank you....Happy 4th too!

    X

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  11. Bonjour Susu~

    " but at times I can change my mind at the very last minute. Like, all evening I will be thinking that chicken sounds uber super good tonight, and then as I open the fridge door, I suddenly decide to go for raviolis."

    Yup....that sounds exactly what I was going through on Monday!!! I felt like I was PREGNANT - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, beautiful lady. Have a sweet weekend too!

    Ciao.....X

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  12. it's even worse if you have a car
    the ability to drive from place to place broadens your are of indecision
    I have pulled into and out of drive-thru lanes because once I got there it wasn't what I wanted
    I have even pulled over and frantically wracked my brain for what I wanted and where I could get it, looking like a crack head trying to remember where the dealer lives

    have a great weekend sweetie
    Hope sends hugs

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  13. Hey Babs~

    Glad to hear I'm not the only one!

    "Nothing worse than the feeling of dissatisfaction food wise."

    Yup...it's the pits! Thankfully, my taste buds are back in the swing of things. Now I want to eat EVERYTHING - HA!

    Thank you for stopping by, my friend! Have a grrrrrrreat weekend!

    X

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  14. Hiya Lora~

    "Was the place with no quesadillas the place that starts with a C and ends in a potle?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You got it RIGHT!!!! I didn't want to say the actual name, but that's it!

    "Because I'm SO disappointed with that place."

    Meeeeeeeeeeee too! And to think that the restaurant that was previously there was like a 5 star restaurant, is sad. :(

    ALWAYS fab seeing ya, neighbor! Thanks for dropping by.

    I'll be emailing you this month to set up a lunch date, okay? Just NOT the one that starts with a C and ends in a potle - HA!

    Happy 4th!

    X

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  15. Hey Rob~

    "Wow, Ron, your taste buds were really messing with you."

    BIG time! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!#?!?*

    I felt psychotic!

    "Hope they behave themselves for the holiday weekend--show 'em who's boss!"

    You said it, buddy!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Rob. And a HAPPY 4th to you! Have a great one!

    X

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  16. Hey Lady Dianne~

    "It's even worse if you have a car."

    Yes, your right!!!

    "I have even pulled over and frantically wracked my brain for what I wanted and where I could get it, looking like a crack head trying to remember where the dealer lives."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaaaha! OMG....I love you! That CRACKED me the hell up!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, dearest lady. Have a great holiday weekend!

    Hugs to both you and Hope!

    X you guys!

    P.S. I thought of you yesterday, as President Obama was in Philly. In fact, he was only TWO blocks from where I live. I tried to get a picture of him coming out of the building, but as soon as I walked away....he came out - DRATS! However, I did get some shots of the excitement going on.

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  17. My dilemma is usually, "Nothing sounds good to me." I get on these kicks where I eat the same thing everyday for breakfast, same thing for lunch and then I guess I just get tired of it. I think I'm a bit of a picky eater, so my choices are limited, esp. since I'm also always counting calories.

    Sorry about your toot :)

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  18. Hi Bijoux~

    "Nothing sounds good to me." I get on these kicks where I eat the same thing everyday for breakfast, same thing for lunch and then I guess I just get tired of it."

    Maybe that's exactly what this was for me too. All I know is that NOTHING sounded or tasted good to me that day - UGH!

    "Sorry about your toot :)"

    OMG...it was horrible! I felt like "Toot, toot....hey, beep, beep!

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a great holiday weekend.

    Happy 4th!

    X

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  19. Hilarious post! Ironic that I was just sitting here contemplating what I was in the mood for to eat! I still haven't decided.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Hi myfwbs~

    "Ironic that I was just sitting here contemplating what I was in the mood for to eat! I still haven't decided."

    Well, whatever you do....avoid a quesadilla.

    Toot...toot!

    Bwhahahaaahahahahahaha!

    Always FAB seeing ya! Thanks for stopping by and have a grrrrreat holiday weekend!

    X

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  21. You explained this perfectly, Ron!

    And I too have had days like this. Yet, I thought it was due to my hormonal time of the month :)

    Happy 4th of July!

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  22. Hola Denise~

    "And I too have had days like this. Yet, I thought it was due to my hormonal time of the month :)"

    Yeah, perhaps MINE too!

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    Always grand seeing ya, girl. Mucho thanks for stopping by!

    Have a Happy 4th too!

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  23. oh no! not a happy camper type of story, is it? I am in a low-food-availability crisis myself. I so need to stock up, but that would mean a trip to the grocery store. Doesn't exactly sound like fun. Hope you have had the chance to go by now so you won't have another mexican food meltdown experience. Quesadillas sound good - I might need to make some this weekend :) Yum. xoxo

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  24. Hellooooooo Diane~

    "oh no! not a happy camper type of story, is it?"

    No...insert unhappy face :)!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    However, my taste buds have returned to their normal acting, so now I DO know what I want to eat and it all tastes GOOD!

    And I also need to do another trip to the grocery store, to stock up for the weekend!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, my friend!

    Have a FANTABULOUS holiday weekend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  25. I think that whole scenario is a weekly occurence around here sometimes.
    Sometimes just making a fruit smoothie (love my Ninja, although I don't like cleaning it!) or even a hot cup of dark choco with a little whipped cream is enough ... atleast to hold me off awhile until I get closer to knowing what type of meal I really want. But sometimes nothing works and I'm just noshing on every little thing, feeling uncomfortable and still unsatisfied. It's all the choices we have now days I think because when I was a kid you got what was put on the table. So you ate the meal and liked it. Even on Scrapple night.. bleh, ick, yuck... I just went for the overly fried piece and covered it in ketchup.

    Luckily, tonight's dinner was easybreezy. Didn't feel like cooking so I made a cold tuna salad with celery and then some sauteed zucchini (from hubby's garden!) in olive oil with a little pepper and sea salt. YUM!

    Have a nice holiday weekend, Ron. xo

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  26. Hiya M~

    "Sometimes just making a fruit smoothie (love my Ninja, although I don't like cleaning it!) or even a hot cup of dark choco with a little whipped cream is enough ... at least to hold me off awhile until I get closer to knowing what type of meal I really want."

    You sound like me! I nosh all day long (granola bars, raisins, fruit) and then still eat a breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, I eat without a set time. I eat whenever I'm hungry....which is ALL the time - HA!

    I eat small meals, all day long.

    "It's all the choices we have now days I think because when I was a kid you got what was put on the table. So you ate the meal and liked it. Even on Scrapple night.. bleh, ick, yuck... "

    OMG...you said it! When I was a kid I ate what I was giving. And sometimes on a Sunday morning, I got Scrapple - MAJOR bleh, ick, yuck!

    "....I made a cold tuna salad with celery and then some sauteed zucchini (from hubby's garden!) in olive oil with a little pepper and sea salt. YUM!"

    That sounds faaaaaaaabulous! I just finished eating myself. I had a huge salad with chicken strips, almond slices, and a new Greek salad dressing I tried. MAJOR yummy! Later, it's a bowl of fresh strawberries.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, M! I always love chatting with you!

    Wishing you and your family a GREAT holiday weekend!!!!

    XO

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  27. You're in Philadelphia, my friend. The answer to your "what to eat" question should be obvious: cheesesteaks and Tasty Kakes.

    Delicious and, conveniently, they rhyme.

    'Nuff said.

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  28. Howdy Mark~

    "You're in Philadelphia, my friend. The answer to your "what to eat" question should be obvious: cheesesteaks and Tasty Kakes."

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! YOU ARE A RIOT!

    And you're right! Now cheese steaks I don't eat, however Tasty Kakes...well...

    'Nuff said.

    *insert happy face*

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! I'll be over in a minute to check out your latest post.

    Have a GREAT 4th of July!!!!!!

    X

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  29. Happy Holiday weekend!!

    Lemme tell ya--when I find myself 'there', I just pass and forget it until I figure it out. *laughing* I'm kinda like that.

    Truth is--most times I know what I want and CAN'T freakin' HAVE IT cuz it has stupid wheat or barley or malt or some derivative of 'em and it puts a crimp the whole darn 'whatta I REALLY want' quandry.

    I WANT a donut! k...I don't really like donuts... BUT--I WANT broasted chicken. OMG I soooo want broasted chicken....and deep fried, beer batter onion rings/mushroom/zuchinni.....

    k.....
    I can do a quesadilla.
    We have CORN tortilla's.....and cheese....
    *sigh*

    ...rawrrrrrr...

    Ya don't see me rushing off to the kitchen now, do ya........LOLOL

    Enjoy your holiday, sir!
    Happy Independence Day to you!!

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  30. Hiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Mel~

    And a HAPPY HOLIDAY weekend to you too, dear lady!

    "Lemme tell ya--when I find myself 'there', I just pass and forget it until I figure it out. *laughing* I'm kinda like that.'

    That's why I try to DO Mel, but I'm ALWAYS hungry so not knowing what I REALLY want to eat makes me INSANE!!!!!

    But gratefully, it only lasts a day and then I back to normal.

    "I WANT a donut! k...I don't really like donuts... BUT--I WANT broasted chicken. OMG I soooo want broasted chicken....and deep fried, beer batter onion rings/mushroom/zuchinni.....

    k.....
    I can do a quesadilla.
    We have CORN tortilla's.....and cheese...."

    GOOD, then have a quesadilla! I actually love them, yet Monday they didn't do it for me. Warning: Watch out for the GAS.

    Thomas the Choo Choo Train........toot!.....toot!

    Thanks oodles and oodles for stopping by tonight, dear lady. Always fab to talk with you.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    (((((( Mel )))))))

    Be well!

    X

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  31. insert very large grin somewhere around here....
    i don't have any restaurants remotely near me so cannot go from place to place grazing as you describe and think i would weight 200lbs if i could!! i have to plan meals and then hope we have left-overs for in between when you can bet, we won't want to cook. sigh...food is a hassle and if i could not eat, i would not...not because i don't like food but because, one way or the other, it is a pain in the rear :) if ever you come to CA, you will eat home cooked and probably hate it !!!! xoxoxoxox

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  32. Helloooooo Linda~

    It's sooooooooooooo fab to see you!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    "so cannot go from place to place grazing as you describe and think i would weight 200lbs if i could!!"

    I know, but I think most people would. However, I have very high metabolism, so I'm famished every couple of hours. I eat to keep weight ON.

    "if ever you come to CA, you will eat home cooked and probably hate it !!!!"

    OMG...no, I LOVE eating someone else's home cooked food. And judging from some of your blog posts, I KNOW you're a creative and excellent cook!

    Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, dearest lady!

    ((((( Linda )))))

    xoxoxoxox

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  33. Yep, I've been there Ron. It looks or sounds good, but then it turns out not. Or, sometimes I have those times when I know what I don't want, but not what I do. Drives my wife crazy.

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  34. ..."Adios muchacho!!!!!" *giggle*snort* ;o)

    ...Oh I can so relate to this! I have the worse time trying to figure out what I want to eat especially if my husband is gone and I'm having to fend for myself. Last week one evening I went thru this and finally ended up eating white rice with a lil' butter...pretty sad. :o\

    ...Ooo, and a vegetable quesadilla sounds so good too! The gas? Mmm, not so much... ;o)

    ...Have a safe & happy 4th of July Ron! Enjoy! :o)

    ...Blessings

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  35. Hey there Matty~

    "Or, sometimes I have those times when I know what I don't want, but not what I do."

    Meeeeeeeeeeee too!

    Drives MYSELF insane - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, neighbor! Hope you're havinga swell weekend.

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

    X

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  36. Helloooooooooooooo TJ~

    "..."Adios muchacho!!!!!"

    La cucaracha!!!! HA!

    " I have the worse time trying to figure out what I want to eat especially if my husband is gone and I'm having to fend for myself. Last week one evening I went thru this and finally ended up eating white rice with a lil' butter...pretty sad. :o\"

    Do you know what. I think you're right, I think if you're cooking for TWO or MORE the choice is easy. However, ALONE? Nah! Besides, I'm a LIBRA. And Libra's are notorious for NOT making up their mind.

    Ooooo....actually, white rice and a little butter sounds very good. Sometimes I like my food simple and basic. No frills. I will sometimes eat a bowl of jasmine rice!

    Yeah, if you eat the quesadilla, sprinkle it with BENO first. TOOT!

    Faaaaaaabulous seeing you today, dear lady. I've been working on a new blog template all day. I may launch it on Monday.

    Have a wonderful weekend and a smashing 4th of July!

    X and blessings....

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  37. Hi Ron, I find that these days happen more often in the summer. In the winter its easy to find hearty warming food to satisfy but in the summer it is harder to find that light meal that will hit the spot.
    Often I will cook something for my boys with the idea I will get myself something later when I know what I want. This does mean there are nights when I just don't bother purely because there is nothing I fancy.

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  38. I myself have made some pretty darn interesting meals on "what's left in the fridge" night. By the way, don't try noodles, salsa, peanuts, and cheese. Not a good combo. Trust me on that one Ron.

    I'd have been better off with a glass of tap water.

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  39. Helloooooo Anna~

    "I find that these days happen more often in the summer. In the winter its easy to find hearty warming food to satisfy but in the summer it is harder to find that light meal that will hit the spot."

    BRAVA! I think you hit the nail on the head because I hadn't thought of that until you mentioned it. But you're absolutely correct...I don't ever get this way during the winter months. I actually prefer winter food over summer. Hearty and warm!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you're having a super weekend!

    X

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  40. Tracy, you KILL ME!!!

    "By the way, don't try noodles, salsa, peanuts, and cheese. Not a good combo. Trust me on that one Ron."

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahaha! Sounds HEAVENLY!!!!!

    "I'd have been better off with a glass of tap water."

    Bwhahaahahahahahahhaahh! Toooooooo funny, girl!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. ALWAYS fab to see ya! Hope you're having a greet weekend.

    Happy 4th to you and your family!

    X

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  41. Ron, I laughed my butt off at this!

    I too get this way sometimes and it's extremely nerve-wracking. I usually result in eating a bag of potato chips until it passes. Btw, I love quesadilla's!

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  42. Hey Tony~

    It's soooo nice to see ya, bud! Hope all is well.

    "I usually result in eating a bag of potato chips until it passes."

    HA! Funny you mentioned potato chips because I had almost a complete bag throughout that day. I adore potato chips, but even they didn't satisfy me :(

    Hope you had a great 4th of July! Mucho thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  43. Oh, I am so sick of everything these days, with respects to food! Although I do LOVE Mexican, regardless of the damage it can do to my intestines!

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  44. Hey Meleah~

    Ain't it the pitts when that happens?

    Thank god I'm over it now.

    I love Mexican food too, as long as it's not TOO TOO hot.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    Have a super day....X

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  45. it's usually always something salty for me.

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  46. Hey V~

    Yup...for me too!!!!

    However, I was HOPELESS this day :(

    Thank you for stopping, girl!

    X

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  47. So crazy. I think we're psychically linked these days. I've been feeling like this for days. Nothing sounds good and I'm actually not that in the mood to eat. When I do, it's totally unsatisfying. I haven't been running recently so my appetite is down and I think with the heat it's actually curbed my hunger.
    When in doubt I usually just go for some chocolate. It's tough to go wrong with that.

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  48. Hey Jen~

    "So crazy. I think we're psychically linked these days. I've been feeling like this for days."

    OMG....how ironic!!!!

    " think with the heat it's actually curbed my hunger."

    Yup...I'm the same way. I don't eat as much in summer (or as heavily) because of the heat. And it's sooooooooo humid here - UGH!

    Aaaah yes, CHOCOLATE! In fact, last night I walked to the ice cream shop down the street and had me a chocolate chip cone!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    X

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  49. I guess I missed this when I was in VA. Yes, I absolutely hate when that happens and it does happen... more than I'd like. Sometimes I think it's salty vs. sweet but it's not usually something that simple!

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  50. Hi Peg~

    "Sometimes I think it's salty vs. sweet but it's not usually something that simple!"

    I agree! It's usually that something is up with my taste buds. And it's soooooooo frustrating!

    Luckily, I'm back to normal now - loving EVERYTHING I eat - HA!

    Thanks for stopping back on this post!

    X

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