This post is far less serious than it appears given the title. But, when I thought about this particular subject I thought to myself, "Surely I've written about other things I'm obsessed with / addicted to, yes?" The answer is hell yes. I have 5 pages of posts that had the word obsessed in it and 1 page of posts with "addiction" mentioned in it. And seriously, have you ever heard me talk about Target?! (It's out of control.)
So this leads me to a couple of conclusions (both of which I already know).
1) I tend to sometimes over exaggerate just a wee bit. (obsessed and addicted are pretty heavily loaded words!)
2) I also kind of dive in head first when I like something. Sort of. (See: Anything Titanic related.)
So, as I was thinking about posting something today my mind was wandering about what I'll have for dinner tonight...and as my mind does these days, it immediately went to Chipotle. Which led to me using words like addicted and obsessed.
Now let me tell you, me and my love affair with Chipotle goes way back. 9 years to be exact. I can remember the first time I tried it! I had just moved into the dorms at the U and was alone, hungry and repulsed by the thought of another meal over at good old Centennial Hall. I looked up what was within walking distance and found Chipotle. I remember I got tacos, it's one of the few (seriously, maybe three times) I didn't get the EXACT same meal. (Those of you doing the math, that means in 9 years I have varied up my order THREE TIMES.) I've never looked back.
Now before you go judging me, let me also tell you the tradition that developed over those 4 years in college. Chipotle became a spot. Most Saturdays if hungover and not looking to do much more than roll out of bed? Chipotle. Homecoming after the parade (to soak up some of the day drinking)? Chipotle. Study snack? Chipotle chips & salsa. Living in Dinaken for a whole summer? LOTS of chips and salsa. Also the introduction of guacamole. I have fond memories of many-a-lunch at Chipotle and I love those memories (including a reunion of the SATC girls this summer with a hungover Chipotle lunch!)
But, even in those 4 years, it was an every now and then thing. Lately, it has become a down right problem. I'm obsessed, addicted, etc. I don't want to eat anything else. But here's the thing...I can't find a reason not to. Beyond the portions being out of control (but not if you ask for easy rice)...it's good for you! It's colorful, it's whole, unprocessed foods. The only thing that I ever hesitated about was the rice...and now? My Chipotle has brown rice!
So my eating goals lately have been:
Unprocessed foods? Check.
Colorful veggies? Check.
Only whole grains? Check.
On a budget? Check.
In a jiffy, I can get all my "needs" met for under $8. How can I say no (to myself)?
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I'm aware I just wrote an entire post about Chipotle. No, Chipotle didn't pay me to write it, and given that I have roughly 10 readers, they'll never see this. Yes, I realize it totally sounds super fat kid of me. No, I don't mind. I love me some Chipotle, this is what came to mind, and as it usually goes on this site, I shared with you.