This post is purely procrastination. I should be heading out to the gym now. I know some people workout because they actually like it–something I’ve never understood. Some days are better than others, but I’ve never been psyched about working out. I’m more a spectator/homebody sort.
Today is HSM day. After the gym, I’m going to stop by a market that sells grass-fed beef and pick up a steak for me and some fish for Mr. B. (that’s my husband, btw, not a cat). That, with some roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower puree and a mixed green salad, should be a satisfying meal. I am a little worried about my ability to go back to the shakes after eating it, though.
Strangely, I’ve been doing more cooking now that I am not eating. Not for me, of course, but for Mr. B. At first he protested when I offered to fix him something to eat, thinking it would be hard for me to cook and not eat, but I actually find it doesn’t bother me. It’s not so much that I miss food while on the V-Diet (of course I do, but it’s not unbearable), but rather that I am tired of shakes.
9 years and 15 pounds ago, after having successfully seduced Mr. B, I was trying to figure out a way to keep him around long-term. Short on feminine wiles, I decided I would feed him, as, according to my mom, “love starts with your tummy.” (English is not her first language, so I don’t think she’s familiar with the adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”)
This presented a new set of challenges, however, as he had all these weird food rules: protein and fat together, protein and carbs together, no fat and carbs together, carbs post-workout only. At the time, I lived in an apartment with 3 other girls (2 of them Asian), 4 rice cookers and a 20-lb bag of short-grain rice, so clearly I had no notion of how one could have a meal without a carb. Or what a carb was, for that matter.
Fast-forward to today, and in the past two weeks alone I’ve made about 7-8 PN compliant meals without eating any of them. I guess the fact that I haven’t been eating them is how I find myself on the V-Diet today, hmm? But change is a-comin’!