When I first lived in TX I lived near TCU and the university community and that is what I knew. I didn't branch out much and it wasn't until I moved back here with my husband that I actually explored Fort Worth...and surrounding areas. Yes I traveled, but I never explored the back yard! So I hadn't done much of this either this year really until the last month or so. I finally gave in to the fact that I'm not a TCU college student and I don't just live there. There are so many other great sources of places to shop and to explore...I really need to live more. So hence what I've been doing little by little.
When I moved away from the East Coast to the midwest I gave up Whole Foods. I love the store and now more than ever need a store with specialty products to make my lifestyle eating easier. I thought I had lost it forever because Central Market and HEB is all that was around here even though I'm in the land of Whole Foods - hello founded in Austin! On one of my adventures I found one..close to me and seriously so close that I shall never need to shop over by TCU unless I'm at work and have a craving for something. So yesterday I went to Whole Foods and got some yummy items with coupons.
I also went venturing into the Whole Foods pre made section. I was out for the day while our friends were playing in a local park and I saw they had sushi. White rice is no bueno for me but they had some made with brown rice which I can eat. So I picked up some spicy shrimp brown rice sushi, another premade lunch type item, some luna protein bars and some new think thin flavors and was off. It took me two sittings 3 hours a part to eat my 8 pieces of sushi, but it was such a treat. I also enjoyed my pre made protein packed lunch that had cheese, chicken salad, grapes, a few multi grain crackers. Ideal to have in the house when I don't want to cook!
Yesterday I splurged on a chai latte with soy from the 'bux, but I also am proud to say I stayed on my diet, made over 80 grams of protein and got all my liquid. That is a huge success and I feel empowered and proud. I got a good work out of walking in yesterday too even despite the cold weather TX is having...hello winter!