I’m probably the worlds best confuser.
But anyways-I’ll try and explain my project about nutrition again. The objective of the project is basically to show that our society (at least the American society) has developed such a craving for certain foods that has caused some many fast food, fried food, junk food, crap food to be most prominent. For instance, when you drive down the road from my house, I come across a KFC, followed by Micky D’s, Wendys, then Taco Bell. Then behind both of those a café (my favorite JoJacks!) and Quiznos. I am not saying quiznos is healthier by any stretch of the first four options which have about 90% unhealthy choices.
I am, however, a believer that you can find a few healthy things at fast food restaurants as long as you don’t layer it in the Ceaser Dressing they give ya.
We were given a boat load of options to cut from our diets and I know (being a food blogger and a lazy one at that) that cutting restaurants in general is not feasible for me. In fact, I could do it but it would be very difficult for me personally. I love going out to eat. Love it. Judge me if you want-I don’t care and I will continue to try every restaurant within a 100 mile radius of me.
The second option was cutting out just fast food and fried food. I have fried food maybe once a month. Give it to me grilled baby. The only fast food I eat religiously is Quiznos. So that wouldn’t be a big challenge and thus a little bit boring.
The third choice was desserts in general. Um-no that would be like cutting out restaurants and I can guarantee you my recovery meal of choice from long runs ice-cream. So it would be extremely challenging and may result in more harm done then needed.
Lastly (besides the option that I couldn’t read) was giving up added sugared items and chocolate. This DOES not include unsweetened chocolate but was meant to include things like candy, cookies, cake, powdered sugar donuts, sugared cereals…eh you get the point. When I have cereal, is the day there is a huge pancake epidemic. Chuck hit it right on the point when he said the purpose of this grouping was look for more natural foods and the least amount of ingredients. Thanks Chuck, you always seem to have to my back. 🙂
So yes-I hope that better explains my assignment. Here are my two days thus far.
Day 1 I was traveling all day and only to come home to my mom having bought cupcakes and then baked my favourite cookies. I should have done this journey when I was soley at school. I had lots of salmon instead for dinner because it was in the fridge and I love salmon. If I hadn’t started this stupid thing I would have had probably 5 cookies and called it a night.
Day 2– I wasn’t home for a good portion of the day which was nice because those cookies are still saying hey girl hey. Anywho-another successful day.
Today mom and I went on a date to my favorite café Jojacks! I decided in honor of trying new things I would get the coconut shrimp salad. The salad had mixed greens, mango, shredded coconut, shrimp topped with a lemon vinaigrette. It was really good but my favorite still lies in the cranberry walnut salad. (In the three days I’m home I’m going to try and convince my parents to go again…shhhh).
I spent the majority of the day working on my nutrition paper about the HCG diet and I hope to be completely finished tonight. My goal was to finish this paper tonight and another nutrition paper sometime else throughout the break. If I make myself daily goals-I might actually get through them.
In the working out end, my joints were a little stiff today. Does that sound weird because I’m not 90? Anyways-I didn’t feel comfortable running and took today off and possibly tomorrow too. I decided to go swim (can you believe it, I by myself decided to swim?…I wish I never had goggles and a swim cap at my house.).
Anywho my swim workout today was in meters and at sauna temperature today:
200 butterfly kick on back
That’s all I got for being home today.
Question for you:
- Do you make daily goals, weekly goals, hourly goals, no goals? Do you make to do lists or play it be ear?
- Favorite salad combination ever?
If you want to submit any life changing guest posts to me that would be awesome too. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.