Best conversation I’ve had all week

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.

In the mix: greens, jicama, grape tomatoes, cheese, avocado and grilled chicken seasoned with garlic, onion powder, chili powder and cumin. The dressing was a mix of salsa & sour cream (1 T each).

“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.


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