Ode To A Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

OK, it’s not really an ode, I just liked the way that sounded. I don’t have the patience to write an ode. Not when there’s so much to watch on TV.

But I did just eat the most amazing grilled cheese. It was on my homemade sourdough bread, with half a tablespoon of real butter and a slice and a half of Kraft Deli Deluxe American cheese. I sliced the bread very thin. The whole amazing thing came out to 230 calories.

Inching closer to my weight-loss goal. Day by day. Fitting in sandwiches like that one make it easier. I’m definitely one of those people who, most of the time, would rather have a small amount of something great than eat massive amounts of so-so things all day.

And the past two days were a huge challenge. I was baking all of my favorite things, for a charity bake sale. Breads, cookies, brownies, my house smelled like all of it (still does). I was touching and smelling it all and somehow, staying away. Because I want to reach my goal that much sooner.

Yesterday I baked myself one-third of a cookie, which seemed kind-of pathetic at the time, but it was what I needed on that particular day: to get just a taste, and move on.

It’s all about balance. Life’s too short to not enjoy a grilled cheese if I really want one. But it can’t be the 800 calorie monster I would make if I didn’t care what I looked like.

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  1. Elissapr says

    Wow. As you know, I’ve been a faithful reader of your blog. And not to get too analytical or anything, but this post sounds like a whe new ‘you’. Could you have imagined writing this one year ago? Whether or not you realize it, you’ve shown your readers that not only can they live a healthy lifestyle but they don’t need to feel deprives doing it! What an inspiration!

    • says

      @Elissapr: Thanks Elissa, I appreciate that. I could’ve written it a year ago, but by today I would have moved on to something else. I haven’t felt this motivated in years.

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