Today I spent the day in Hollywood at the lovely Wilshire Park Elementary school. The math training I am attending is hosted by the publisher and they graciously provided us with breakfast and lunch. I had planned ahead and brought my food, but not enough for a long day with no access to other foods. I had my muesli breakfast and coffee, which sustained me for quite a while.
We had a break at 9:30 and I ate cottage cheese, almonds and a green apple and felt great until lunch. Unfortunately, our lunch time is 11:00-11:45, which is very early, leaving 4 hours of class in the afternoon and then a long drive home. The lunch provided looked great, but I had brought a salad, chicken and corn “rice” cakes. I added a little of the provided salad and a bit of vegetarian pasta sauce (no pasta). By about 2:30 I was hungry with no options, so I drank my water and tried to think of what to bring tomorrow to stave off hunger.
I need portable filling snacks! Ideas? Tonight I am going to venture out to Poquito Mas for some steak tacos. No cheese! I feel so good and lighter, healthier, but it is a challenge to be on the go and stick to the detox. I like a challenge though, so I am up for it. Thirteen days to go!
So the question of the day is: How is math like detox? The answer? Both involve problem solving. Teaching problem solving to children is like opening a new world of ideas for them. It is empowering and they love to figure out the answer themselves. Sticking to the detox cleanse is like that too. I am solving my eating questions and coming up with solutions, with a bit of guidance from my patient teacher Olga.
Feeling empowered is a lovely thing.