Breakfast success again!
Working lunch as part of a five hour long meeting… I think the second piece of pizza was justified by that alone.
One of my readers has asked me to share a bit of my motivation for creating phoodfotos.com. I was motivated by a myriad of things that I will mention as time marches on, but now for a big moment of truth…
The phoodfoto below is a recreated snapshot of the moment I officially decided to make the blog a reality:
Here’s the back story:
I work long hours… partly because I believe strongly in what I do, and partly because I don’t have a family to go home to at a decent hour. On top of that, my memory is not the best, and I get sucked into projects like you wouldn’t believe, so often I forget to feed myself on my more productive days. More often than I’d like to admit, I leave the office past 9pm too tired to attempt to cook (and let’s face it, my fridge- when it used to work- is normally empty) and too late at night to go out and grab a bite but starving because I’ve made poor eating choices all day. As this occurred more and more, I came up with the best solution I could. I researched nutritional information for a few different fast food restaurants and identified the grilled chicken strips at Jack in the Box to be the lesser of most evils. So when I had those late nights, I started to use that as a dinner Plan B.
That was over a year ago. In early December 2010, I pulled into the drive-thru to pick up my normal order. Before I could open my mouth, the staff member (who I by then knew by name) knew exactly what I was there to order, and kindly thanked me for my repeat business- the third time that week, he said! He also warmly greeted my puppy, who he knew by name as well.
It was a wake up call- one I wasn’t really ready to hear, but it lit a fire to change my ways.
I fell back into my old routine today, and even though I had vowed to stop my late night trips to Jack in the Crack, I repeated my old behavior one last time. I have been both amused and overjoyed by the popularity of phoodfotos so far, and I am hoping my readers will help me keep myself accountable to making better efforts with my eating habits.
Can I count on you, phoodies?