9.28.2009

My Fear of Composite food....

I seem to lack the requisite skill to make my meals not only light and tasty but 'different' as well. I have meals I eat, I am a little afraid to make composite food. Since I am counting my calories down to the calorie, it is important that I not muff up my calories. So casseroles freak me out. I don't mind putting something on top of the meat as long as it is measured...but trying to figure out the calories in a cup of soup (unless it's precanned) is a nightmare. I eat a lot of meat and vegetables. I want to eat something different. I can just see myself at my mother in laws house quizzing her on the individual contents of whatever she has made and then just eating yogurt cause I can't figure it out....then she thinks I am stranger than she already thinks I am. No wonder skinny women are always in corners nibbling crackers....they know whats in a cracker.
Not to get off subject, but I am feeling sympathy where previously none existed. When my husband was on a team, there was this chick named heidi who was always making 'healthy' food.
She once brought muffins (which I thought looked pretty good). I was new to the team and so didn't understand why those muffins were just sitting there. Holly goes, "aren't any of you going to try my muffins"....So, I said "I will". Not missing the sideways glances of the other women who all chorused "oh no, thank you" or "I just ate"...or "I couldn't eat another thing'.
So I take a nice bite, and it was sawdust.
So while I am attempting to choke this down she says "Those are my carrot apple sauce muffins." I don't use any oil or egg...just carrots and applesauce...only 150 calories per muffin".
I smiled thinking....where can I spit this out....I swallowed...took the rest of that muffin and hid it in a fake rubber tree planter by the bathroom. Heidi was skinny and spent alot of time at the gym, this was her effort at providing something healthy. I have a feeling that someday I will be sitting at a party somewhere attempting to pass off marinated asparagus as 'really tasty' while the folks around me avoid me.
More asparagus for me.
lol.
Hope you all are have a great day. I have to get to bed early to help my daughter do a retro 80's hairstyle tommorrow morning. sorry ozone.
Hugs,
Chris

7 comments:

Roxie said...

I know that hairstyle - I call it "the Cliffs of Dover" where the bangs just come straight up from the scalp! Ha!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

"sorry, Ozone."

*snort*

Kate said...

I have the problem with being adventurous with food as well, simply because I'm OCD with what's in it, and how many calories are in it. This is probably why I've been eating so many pre-packaged dinners from the freezer section: there's variety, and I know exactly what's in it...

Amber said...

Good luke with the hair do!
Get some pictures!

KrysTros said...

Sparkpeople.com will help you count calories as well as taking any kind of food and putting it in the recipe calculator where you can type in how many servings it will make and then it will tell you what each serving's nutritional value is. I know, long run on sentence but I just got excited to let you know b/c I have been on SP for about 2 1/2 yrs now! Love it!

Mommy2Joe said...

Sorry Ozone made me have to de-lurk. Hilarious. And speaking as a child of the eighties, sorry ozone is RIGHT. Man the aqua net in the pink can . . .

Hanlie said...

LOL, I wore a brush cut in the 80's, so I didn't need hairspray!