I’m looking over the pictures I took today on my phone and I realize I’ve done something that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I’ve recorded, in photos, all the foods I ate today (except breakfast, I’ll do that tomorrow, if you’ve seen one bowl of yogurt with olive oil you’ve seen them all). I think I’m going to keep going and I’m planning to post them to instagram.
I have some ideas about why I want to do this. I get excited about food. Special food, dinners out, even fast food sometimes, I like it all. Also, I missed that part of internet history where people shared absolutely everything they ate. I mean I watched from a distance, but I was in grad school and there was no time for frivolity. It is sort of like sharing selfies. With selfies I’ve shared so many that I’m starting to get used to seeing myself in pictures. I’m no longer tearing myself down each time I see them. Maybe I want to get more neutral with food? I mean, this is the month where the diet rhetoric is at its highest. If I stay steadfast in my normal eating patterns then hopefully I can get through this month with minimal urges to restrict my eating. Also, it is scary to do and I want to face that fear and find out what happens. It might be fine, or it might be terrible. I won’t know until I do it.
Perhaps all I know is that I want to. I’m trying to do more things that I want to do, so here I go. Follow me on instagram @nmstreettaste if you’re interested.