Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 25 - Eat Out

Go out to dinner - well, twist my little ol' arm.

So, I have a confession to make.  I'm a sloth.  I've been eating, oh, 500 calories a day or so for the past few days, because I don't want to have to mess with making vegan food.  I basically drink Diet Coke and eat pretzels all day.  It's just easier.  Once you stop eating actual food, you adapt.

That being said, and oh so coincidentally, I'm starting to look like Keith Richards.  Therefore, I was happy to see that tonight, I would be able to eat food that I don't have to prepare...and actually EAT food.  My sincere hope is tomorrow I'll look maybe a little less like Keith and a little more like, uh, Mick.

Baby steps.

Our assignment:

"Go out to eat tonight, or make plans to eat out on the weekend. You can call ahead, if you'd like, or just show up at one of your favorite places and see what you can find or adapt on the menu."
Sarah Taylor. Vegan in 30 Days: Get Healthy. Save the World. (Kindle Locations 526-527). Kindle Edition.

So The Boy and I went to my favorite restaurant, and I don't mind telling you, it was tempting.  I stared at my favorite dish on the menu - the bleu cheese-stuffed steak - until the letters swam in front of my face.  But did I order it?  No. 

Instead, I went with the portobello burger (2 portobello mushroom caps grilled with garlic) and sweet potato fries.  I ate half and boxed the rest up.  I also had a few slices of bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, because my daughter bakes the bread at this restaurant and so I have to try it or suffer serious mommy guilt.

Tav had a bacon cheeseburger.  The bacon strips hanging out the sides about did me in.  But I DID.NOT.CAVE.

My dinner was wonderful.  So wonderful, I get to have the other half for lunch tomorrow.

So, how about you, dearest reader - have you ever gone on any type of diet or eating plan, and decided that it was just easier not to eat?  Tell us about it.


  1. TINA! You're supposed to be eating fresh fruits and veggies all day long! You'll feel awful on this diet if you don't! Ok, now that that's out there, I shall answer your question.

    Yes, the Fit Day diet was too much effort. You had to enter every food, calorie, gram of protein, vitamin, etc. into a database that tracked your every bite of food and bit of exercise. You had to weigh everything you ate, and of course cook and eat it. Waaaaaay too much work. Easier just to lull the hunger pangs with a nap.

  2. While in the Navy-- remember when that AWFUL 1979 Chevy Nova I bought from Bo Gator's Auto broke down and Cutcher said he'd fix it and I started giving ALL MY MONEY to him and instead of fixing my car he was rebuilding his hotrod lookin' thing?

    Well, I lived on 3$ a day: 1 soda and 1 pack of crackers from the snack machine eaten for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

    Excellent diet, if I do say so myself!


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