Monday, November 8, 2010

My Healthy Diet. NOT!

As I expected the weather is remarkably heinous.
Which gives me time to ponder my existence. Or my eating habits...

I have been reading a couple of blogs this morning and have come to the conclusion that either I am either A: markedly flawed (which I seriously doubt because you just can't match this fabulocity...) B: Painfully unhealthy living in a world of JENK (again... meh) or C: I march to the beat of my own drum y'all and maybe the rest of you should hop on board for some fun good times?? or D: I need an ambush diet makeover..... DOOM!!!

Case in point.
(or... THE REALITY...)
-I have never eaten a chia seed. Those are for chia pets, sorry... I don't want chia grass growing in my digestive system. AGGGHHH!
-I have also never eaten tofu that did not make me vom a little in my mouth....
-I just ate a huge cheese danish. With real honest to goodness cheese, all sorts of wheat, preservatives galore and a high kick of joy (from me. not the danish cos it's in my belly.)
-Oh, and I also chugged a big coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 and sugar. And felt no guilt about not consuming whatever the trendy cancer fighting bevvie du jour is (green tea? with chia??)
-I like to drink beer. Period.
-I eat healthy stuff on the regular, for sure or I'd die. But I also eat steak. And potatoes. And chocolate. And cake. Whoot!!
-Luckily my blood pressure is quite good despite this nonsense.....

The potential challenge: (....not sure I'm up to it...)
-I would love to have an organic, health conscious possibly vegitarian chef come on over to my humble abode and cook for me for a few days. I would enjoy that very much and would probably develop a glow-from-within proving that a diet consisting of unprocessed veg and dairy free milk is the way to go.
OR maybe I'll try a week of healthy living (personal cheff free, boooo) just to see how it works out for me? If anybody wants to toss me a few easy starter recipies that would be the bombdiggity.
What defines a healthy diet? Organic? Vegitarian? Or just tossing a few veggies onto a cheeseburger? (I know that the answer to me is a balanced diet with a bit of everything. But that's me!)
What could I do to ambush makeover my diet in the name of an epic experiment for the ages? (eat tofu and chia seeds, OH NO!!!!)
Any thoughts are welcome.

(-I have to make this a huz friendly experiment. Let's remember that the man married me for my ability to make such delicious meatballs...)

(and don't ask me to give up beer..... but I'd give up cake for a week in the name of science.)


  1. Hmm.. As a runner I don't think you need to over analyze everything that goes into your mouth, my opinion though. It sounds like you're aware of what goes into your mouth, and that's the important thing.
    I'm a fan of eat what you like in moderation. Sorry this comment really doesn't help.. But maybe it'll be nice to hear that your diet doesn't sound all that bad :)

  2. Have you read some of the healthy eating/lifestyle blogs out there? It's enough to make a girl feel a touch self concious about the amount of pizza that she puts into her pie hole...
    But ya know...
    I eat when I'm hungry. I eat what I want... I eat everything. And I'm doing ok!
    I feel pretty good, but am curious if I'd feel better if I ate cleaner/more veggies/less candy (booo.)
    I might try to find out when it starts snowing and I get really antsy and bored...
    And I might not!

  3. Try adding some, as you indicate, Running Food chia into your diet. Go to and see some of the testimonials of people who incorporate this product into their diets. Good Luck! Let me know if you want some chia recipes too!

  4. Hey Amy thanks for the info!
    As scared as I am (jokingly) about growing a chia pet in my stomach it does look like a very beneficial product.
    I'm nothing if not open minded...

  5. Ha ha! This is too funny. Stumbled on your blog here! Beer is good!

  6. One more for favorite recipe to include chia in.... my own creation. I also love making homemade chia garlic croutons (using chia gel vs. evoo)... let me know what you think!!!!


    2 Cups Tomato Juice
    1 Tbsp red-wine vinegar
    2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    2 Tbsp Running Food
    2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
    1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
    ½ small sweet onion, roughly chopped
    ½ cup fresh basil leaves packed
    Salt to taste
    Pepper to taste
    Hot Sauce to taste (optional)

    Put all gazpacho ingredients in a blender, starting with the liquids. Pulse 10-12 times for a chunky consistency, or more for a smoother soup. Add salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Chill for about an hour to allow flavors to develop.