Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Day 128: Dieting is Expensive

Today we went to a sort of lowbrow Chinese place for lunch—a place where I used to get lots of fried stuff and LOVE IT. Today though, I ordered the 'spa' selection—$7.95. "Lunch Specials" (beef with broccoli, for instance) come with rice, soup, and appetizer—$5.95. It's the same thing all over—if you're watching your shekels, you can't afford to diet. The food that's bad for you is REALLY cheap. That's why Hostess Lemon Pies (the greatest thing ever) are two for a dollar. Don't forget that next independence day, bloke.

Mastemacher Bread (Rye)
1 Tsp Peanut Butter

1/4 Mixed Unsalted Nuts
30 Pistachios
1 6 oz 'lite' yogurt

Shrimp, Chicken & Vegetables

Shrimp, Spinach and Almonds

There's no time to go "off" eggs like after you buy two dozen at the store. However, I needed a break, so I've been on bread and yogurt for a few days. I am almost ready to go back. Looking down the long hallway to the next detecto visit, I am already trying to figure out how to get in more exercise this week, as it is obvious that this is the key to losing weight. So impossible that I have come to this conclusion so late in life, when exercise is so much harder to come by. I wasted all those childless years sitting on a couch and watching TV.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I don't know how I missed yesterday's blog. I'm so impressed with your newly acquired knowledge about food and exercise. Bravo! Love, MOM