One day recently while mindlessly perusing the Internet, I came across a comment from someone who said, “I’m a non-vegetarian who eats mostly vegetarian food.”
That describes me quite well. I’m basically a vegetarian, unless my mom cooks white meat for dinner, but that virtually never happens because she and my dad prefer red meat, and I won’t eat that.
I’ve also spent the last couple of years trying to eat more organic food. Living near a Trader Joe’s really helps with that. But again, I live with my mom, who shops at Kroger, and so wind up eating non-organic food if and when it’s convenient for me.
I feel like my eating style can be described as “half-assed hippie.” It’s also a very accurate representation of me in general. I mean well, and try really hard, but sometimes I fuck up. Some of that is due to circumstances beyond my control, but part of it is also just laziness.
Yesterday, just for the hell of it, I decided to document everything I ate and drank, just to see what a typical day looks like for me food-wise.
- I am way less addicted to caffeine than I used to be. I like to start my day with a cup of coffee, but don’t need it to keep me going.
- I babysit on Tuesdays, all day. The girl’s parents always comment on the fact that I never eat the food in their fridge. That’s because I generally eat breakfast beforehand, and usually, whenever I eat breakfast, I can go quite a long time without needing to eat again. See documentation below: I ate breakfast around 9 a.m. and didn’t eat a substantial meal again until 7 p.m. I don’t know why that is, but it is, so hey.
7:15 a.m. – One cup of coffee (which is not an exact measurement; I just drank a mug of it)
8:55 a.m. – One bowl of oatmeal, covered in brown sugar, banana slices, blueberries, and “roasted coconut chips,” (which, in case you’re wondering are a product of Trader Joe’s, and are delicious). All of this was organic except for the brown sugar (which I found, partially hardened, in my cupboard, which means my mom probably bought it in 2003, but oh well).
1:30 p.m. – One banana (which I’m pretty sure that, unlike my previous banana, was not organic; I was babysitting at someone else’s house)
3:35 p.m. – One small dark chocolate peanut butter cup, a handful of coconut chips, and a handful of organic blueberries. Observation: I enjoy fruit.
4:15 p.m. – One Yogi detox tea
5:30 p.m. – One bottle of Bell’s Hopslam beer (aka one bottle of the love of my life)
7:00 p.m. – Two slices of cheese pizza and two pieces of bruchetta (I was visiting my sister in Windsor, Ontario, and she took me to a pizza place she likes that makes the pizza in brick ovens, which is awesome; I would have preferred to add some vegetables to my pizza, but my sister was already kind enough to agree to order a pizza without pepperoni on it for me, and I didn’t want to push my luck)
8:15 p.m. – One yogi peach detox tea, and one slice of my grandmother’s “blueberry dessert” (which is basically vanilla pudding, blueberry preserves, and graham crackers all smushed together)
10:00 p.m. – One bottle of the love of my life (see entry for 5:30 p.m.)
11:45 p.m. – One Emergen-C packet mixed with water (I use these for weird reasons that, for me, work; in this case, it was past my bedtime–I’m old and boring and go to bed early–and my body was starting to rebel a little; my voice started to get hoarse for no other reason other than it was tired, so I drank some to prevent myself from waking up with phantom sickness, and then went to bed)