I started a new journal in the journals forum.
Do I like plain food, Pink? When I think of plain food, I think of plain rice, or potatoes. Is that what you mean? Well, if I were honest, I'd probably be right there complaining with the others, longing for the leeks and onions along the Nile. I'm trying to learn to be grateful for what I have, and not craving the "tastier, better" fare that I must avoid. Victory includes reaching the point where I don't look at unhealthy food as tastier, or better. My head knows it's not, but my appetites aren't re-trained yet. Gratefulness is a big part of that viewpoint too. Thanks for the comparison to the manna story. You're right, of course.
And, thankfully, we CAN have a lot of very tasty foods on the McD plan, including lots of leeks and onions! I had some pretty tasty things today, in fact, and for them I can definitely be thankful.
We have a church fellowship with a meal tomorrow night, and I've already decided that it won't be good for me to be there, so I'll just leave after the service. I'm still struggling and I don't want to be faced with tables full of non-McDougall temptations. Hopefully, soon I'll get past the desire for those things, and can once again enjoy the fellowship time. For now, I'm staying away. I'm also avoiding the food channel, and the grocery store at this point.
It's easier to avoid the temptation than to fight it.