The 5RingDiet Giveth & The 5RingDiet Taketh Away
I don’t eat McDonalds fries in the US because they have animal-derived flavoring, but in the UK, they’re certified vegetarian and cooked in their own fryer. I would’ve never known this had I not been spending 1-2 meals a day at McDonalds. And I would’ve never even set foot in McDonalds had it not been for the 5RingDiet. So after more than 15 years apart, McDonalds fries and I were briefly reunited during my time in London. And it was AMAZING.
And when I was in Connecticut visiting Camp Promise-East, I discovered Cheez-Its and Keebler cookies with the Olympic Rings on them. Cheez-Its have always been a comfort food of mine, so I was thrilled to see I could eat them. And I hadn’t had a cookie since starting the 5RingDiet, so I was pretty psyched about those, too.
I bought a box and brought it with me on the plane to Seattle. They were all gone by the time I returned to Chicago, but I figured I’d just get more at the store. But when I went to buy more, there were none to be found. Cheez-Its, yes. Keebler cookies, yes. Shelves and shelves of those. But 5RingDiet ones? None.
I’m sure there’s a life lesson in here abut appreciating what you’ve got because you never know when it will be gone. Some “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” thing. And maybe I’ll learn that lesson after I stop spending my time digging through every box of Cheez-Its on the shelf like a crazy woman.