The challenge? Thirty health-related posts in 30 days, using prompts prepared by the folks at WEGO Health.
Day Eight: Best conversation I had this week. Try writing script-style (or with dialogue) today to recap an awesome conversation you had this week.
Does a Twitter exchange count? I hope so, because that’s what I’m about to recount for you today. It’s not that I don’t have actual conversations — though sometimes I wonder if I spend more time online than off. It’s just that this exchange was so much fun I have to share.
On Thursday, my blog friend David, who brings a unique blend of humor and inspiration to his blog (“Keep It Up David”, where he recounts the changes he’s made to help him lose 168 pounds), shared a photo of his meal — a salad that looked delicious.
I told him so, adding, “And now I’m craving salad. Not a bad thing, right?”
His response? “Never a bad thing. #makeithappen”
Well, I was already on my way to the office with no salad in my dinner plan. (I had leftover steak and mashed cauliflower in my cooler bag.) But I didn’t stop thinking about that yummy-looking salad … or David’s suggestion to “make it happen.”
Friday morning, I woke up still wanting a big salad. Specifically, a Mexican-inspired salad, like David’s.
So when it came time to prep dinner, I seasoned a chicken breast with onion, garlic and chili powers and a little cumin, then threw it on my George Foreman grill. Also in the mix: 3 cups of mixed greens, 1/2 cup grape tomates, 1/2 cup cubed jicama, half an avocado and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. For the dressing, I mixed together 1 tablespoon of salsa and 1 tablespoon of sour cream.
I took a picture and replied to David’s tweet from the night before.
“Making that salad happen for dinner tonight. Yum! Can’t wait.”
“Looks delicious. #bon appetit,” he replied.
That salad was one of the best salads I’ve tasted in months. It made me want to eat salad more often — and that, of course, would help me lose weight faster.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I don’t commonly get a hankering for salad (although with Atkins, my salads can be a lot tastier because I’m not afraid of cheese, avocado and other fatty toppings.) So when I do, I try to take full advantage of the craving.
And I owe it all to a simple conversation on Twitter. Just goes to show you the power of the tweet, eh?
Thanks, David, for inspiring me to break out of my food rut.