We went to Ann Arbor (where my husband goes to business school) and in between shopping, we had lunch at one of my FAVORITE places here in Michigan, Zingerman’s Deli.
I call it the Carnegie Deli of the midwest — because it’s that good. (And I LOVE the Carnegie, so that’s saying a lot!)
Well, every other time I’ve gone, I’ve ordered their Greek salad and matzo ball soup. I’ve always wanted a sandwich, but was honestly “afraid” to order it, not knowing what all would be in it.
Well, fear no more! This time, I was feeling crazy and got a real sandwich. And I had it made exactly as I wanted it: turkey and swiss, lettuce and tomato on farm bread. Absolutely delicious, and I ate every bite.
And yes, that’s a big deal for me. I realize for most people, it’s a given to go to a deli and eat a sandwich (my husband LOVES their Reubens).
But the only places I’ve ever had sandwiches at (save for ones I’ve made at home) are Subway or Potbelly’s, because I know the Points values of those sandwiches. I could “control” the situation.
What’s interesting is that at Subway or Potbelly’s, I always get Baked Lays’. And here, the sandwich was PLENTY; and it was all real stuff–nothing fake.
Plus, after years and years on Weight Watchers, I have become pretty good at figuring out the Points values of food, so I wasn’t concerned about that.
Sometimes it feels so good to just leave our comfort zone and try something different. It felt normal, it felt “real.” I can’t wait to tell my husband; I know it’s going to make him really happy to hear it.
I know I’m nowhere near being “totally normal” about food, but I like to think moments like this bring me one step closer to it. And it sure feels good!
How about you? Have you recently had a “carpe diem” moment you’d like to share with respect to food?