Tuesday Day 501 Food Diary

Good morning friends! I’m going to try something a little different here. Instead of posting in the middle of the night (more or less) like I usually do, I’m going to make my post at the end of the day, but set it to schedule late in the morning the next day. Obviously my posts have a higher chance of being seen via Twitter and Facebook if they are posted during hours that people are actually on, right? And what’s the point of blogging if nobody sees? I already do this most of the time with my work site, so why not here too? I’m also trying out a new plug-in that automatically blacklists the IP address of anyone who posts a spam comment, and have shut down comments on any post older than 30 days. That should cut down the amount of spam I get dramatically, as a lot of it is on my Day 84 post. 😮

Today, being Tuesday, is our Abundant Harvest Organics delivery day. When we first started getting the delivery, the box used to come early- so early I’d crawl out of bed to camp on the couch until they knocked on the door, staggering into the kitchen to put the fruits and veggies away. Lately they have been coming later and later. I have no idea why, but today they came later than ever, showing up just a smidge before 3pm. Luckily I didn’t have anywhere else I had to be, and the few errands I needed to run were small things. But at least everything in this week’s box is stuff we really like, so I’m happy about that. We got a small butternut squash, some broccoli, mustard greens, and some beets, and tons of apples and oranges, as well as some salad greens. I think I may need to adjust my menu for this week a bit to accommodate some of the things we got in the box, which may mean another trip to the store for a few things. I’ll have a better look at this week’s menus later. Tomorrow we’re definitely having either hamburgers or sloppy Joe’s though as I bought buns and made sure we have hamburger patties ready.

Food was good today. I have had zero motivation to do anything today except maybe lay in bed with a book, so besides chatting back and forth with Tracy, that’s pretty much all I’ve done today. I’m hoping to make it to the 50% mark on my current read before bedtime today. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite is finally starting to really pull me in and its getting pretty interesting. I also need to finish the March issue of Asimov’s at some point this week. But back to food. For breakfast I ate a warmed up slice of bread from last night’s loaf I made, and had some coffee. A little later I had an orange, and dinner was a new recipe. I made a chicken tetrazzini with mushrooms and pasta, and it was just… boring. The dish had almost no flavor, and was just boring. Its not one I’m going to make again, and I know for once Mattie agrees with me. This recipe will not be making it onto the cooking portion of my blog. The only good to come from it is I am one more recipe closer to meeting my cooking goal for this year.

Here’s today’s food diary.

What Points
Homemade Bread 4
Coffee w/International Delight Creamer 1
Orange 0
Chicken Tetrazzini w/Mushrooms & Pasta 17
Salad w/Thousand Island Dressing 5
Apple 0
Food Totals 26

I’m under my goals for the day, and though I had “ugly” carbs twice today, I still kept damages to a minimum. I also got in plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, which is something to be proud of. In reading parts of my book to Mattie, I ended up explaining what kind of diet I grew up eating. We almost never had fruits or vegetables unless maybe it was caned spinach. Almost everything we ate was fried or deep-fried. Hot dogs? Deep-fried. Burritos? Deep-fried. Breaded chicken? Also deep-fried. We had hamburgers at least once every week. There were maybe 6 other meals that my mom ever made, and none of them were what you would call “healthy.” I swear I had the worst childhood diet ever, and looking back at that its no surprise I got as fat as I did.

I’m also happy to say I made it through most of the material and all of the work for the first week of the Social Media class I am taking, and there’s been some interesting things brought up in the class so far. I’m also happy to say that I have a perfect score on my assignments so far, though to be honest most of them just involve using Twitter in different ways, and understanding how it works and some of the terminology involved in it’s platform.

Last but not least, Mattie and I are most likely going to WonderCon at the end of March in Anaheim. I can’t wait! Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell will be there!

That’s all I’ve got for now, so see you all tomorrow!