Weee, the week has passed too quickly once again and it’s already time for our weekly What I ate Wednesday party. Thanks to Jenn for hosting everbody’s foodie shenanigans!
Ever since starting my challenge to be more positive right at the beginning of this year, I’ve made myself think twice before putting something off as a fail. Add to that the kind reminder of someone [thanks, Heather!] to make even the smallest steps count.
However delicious it might look this one was a flop. A huge fail – not taste-wise but let me explain … Potatoes were a fear food of mine due to several reasons and no, this one being a white potato didn’t matter to me. Growing up these were the only ones we ate and I have yet to understand all the hype about sweet potatoes ;). Eating potatoes scared me as I was afraid they wouldn’t fill me up and take up a lot of calories at that. Wasted calories.
Unfortunately, I was neither amazed by the taste nor did the potato fill me up. Needless to say I regretted having eaten it and kept snacking around all afternoon to get satisfied. Looking back, though, I realized my mistake. Not having had baked potatoes in a long time I had heightened my expectations to be insurmountable. Not even Mr. Potato Head could have lived up to them ;).
My success was deciding not to see it as a fail. It’s a learning experience on my way to discovering which foods I do enjoy and therefore one I wouldn’t have wanted to miss. Whether or not you see something as a fail is up to the perspective you choose.
So what about those flips in the title you ask? Well, those are a mighty tasty long-time favourite snack of mine. Curly peanutty chips that are called “Erdnussflips” around here. I’m not much of a “chip” as in cut potato chips person but these win me over every time. While I’ve eaten these all throughout my ED, too, the amounts were far smaller and – most important difference – I’d weigh them and feel guilty after eating. Now? Grab bag, open it and snack on an unmeasured amount. Granted, I’m not yet at the point where I’ll mindlessly eat until fully satisfied but as I said above: Small steps count, too.
Speaking of successful failures … Remember the frozen yogurt I’ve shown you way back?
I’m sorry to admit this and break every food blogger’s heart out there but: Yes, it was a fail. For once I had too huge expectations again and I didn’t feel like having Froyo in the slightest when that friend of mine asked me to get some. Still, I enjoyed meeting up with her and made the decision not to grieve the food. I guess I really am just an ice cream girl after all. Melts my foodie heart every time :).
That being said it’s back to the books and studying for me … and maybe the one or the other peak at everybody else’s WIAWs :D.
When was the last time you turned a failure into a success [doesn’t need to be food-related]?
Ice cream or frozen yogurt?
What are your favourite baked potato toppings? Maybe I need to give them another chance?!