Sunday, September 6, 2009

I'll have a truckload of chocolate with a side salad, please

... and don't forget the lowfat dressing.

Y'know how some people will order a large burger, large fries, and a DIET coke?
I did something similar today when I had a leafy green salad with lowfat Italian dressing, paired with chocolate milk and two Snickers ice cream bars.

I'm optimistically hoping the two will cancel each other out.



Hee! I'm just happy because today is the very last day of my self-imposed vegetarian week. I made it! I did it! Tomorrow (Monday) I can eat real food meat again!

Instead of thinking of the week in terms of "good" or "bad", I'd rather just remember it as an interesting educational experience. It taught me the following things:

1) Veggie Pizzas are like the millions of worms and grubs living underneath your house right now: They DO exist, but you're better off not knowing about them.

2) I have newfound respect for vegetarians because it really is difficult to find good-tasting meatless things. Really. Kudos to you guys. I make jokes, but I do admire your resolve.

3) Depriving one's self of delicious beefy tacos is somewhat akin to sleeping on a cement slab while sunburned. It won't kill you, but it sure will make you miserable for awhile.

4) Some Lean Cuisine vegetarian entrees are NOT good at all, whereas others are actually pretty decent. None of them are very filling.

5) BBQ ribs are capable of telepathy, and the only words they know are "Eat Me! Eeeeeaaat Meeeee!"
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Day #7:
Breakfast: Hash browns, tea
Snack: Granola bar
Lunch: Leafy green salad w/Italian dressing,
chocolate milk, 2 Snickers ice cream bars (!!!)
Dinner: Macaroni & cheese, kiwi fruit, tea
Evening Munchies: 2 gardenburgers
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13 comments:

Jeff said...

You funny. Your telepathic ribs comment cracked me up.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I'm pretty sure lettuce and ice cream cancel each other out. I hope so, anyway, because I eat like a schizo all the time.

And now just to test a theory first proposed by you, I'm going to "type" a sentence, but only by touching the keys lightly. Let's see if you get the message.......

Well, did you?

Marilyn said...

I can go without meat but I need large slabs of cheese... I don't lose weight that way though.

Grace said...

I truly agree with you about BBQ ribs - I'd give almost anything for some - Philadelphia is not a BBQ town...

Janna said...

Jeff: And yet it's so true!

MikeWJ: (**concentrating**) It has to do with BBQ ribs, doesn't it?

Marilyn: But they're yummy!

Grace: If I was rich, and had someone to travel with, it would be fun to take a nationwide tour of all the really good barbecue spots.

Travis said...

Congratulations!

I will admit that I order diet soda with my fast food meals because I don't care for the sugary taste of regular soda.

None of it's good for me, but I forget to order water.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Damn, that's creepy as hell, Janna! You read my mind about BBQ like Edgar Cayce or something. How the hell do you do that? Amazing! You should join the circus or something. Unless you already belong, of course. :)

Janna said...

Travis: My downfall is that I LOVE the sugary taste of regular soda-- which is why I've been trying to drink more water instead.

MikeWJ: I'd offer you the winning lottery numbers, but you already planned your financial future in that post about the Texas prison thing...

Gwenhwyfar said...

Good work, Lady. Really, nicely done. I can't believe you made it the whole week.
Honestly, like I've said before, I have no issue with what other people eat as long as they don't give me shit about what I eat. I gave up meat because I don't feel good about eating it (and a good thing too as my doctor advised me, after I was diagnosed with a life long illness, that I should seriously cut back on meat - done and done, doc.) but if it works for you, go for it.

Janna said...

Gwen: I thought of you in the store when I walked past the tofu, but just couldn't find the courage to try it. :)
I thought "Aww, she's never going to forgive me," and then I realized I was strangely ok with that. :)

Lynda said...

I don't think I could have done it. Wait. Bacon is a vegetable, right?

Grace said...

Oh yeah - Hit Memphis, TN first - soul rockin' BBQ

Janna said...

Lynda: Bacon is the very best vegetable of all!

Grace: Sounds yummy!