Thursday, June 30, 2011
I'm back. Again.
I dont' know if I should be pissed at myself for being gone AGAIN, or be glad that I'm back. AGAIN.
Whatevs. I'm here.
Whilst I was gone, my hubs and I went on our FIRST VACATION (that didn't involve visiting family or work/conference) EVER. Like, EVER. In 15 years. So it was our 15th anniversary trip!
Every single night, I had at least one (ok, 2) cocktails. usually out at the pool. While swimming. I KNOW. Tough life, right?
But every day involved swimming, snorkeling, walking, (having sexy time), and other physical stuff. And almost every day started with a small breakfast in the room (coffee, juice, bagel), and at least one meal included fish. We were in Florida (key west), so I had lots of fresh gorgeous fruit (ok, sometimes mixed with rum, but still -- it counts, right?), and veggies and fish.
ONE FLURPIN' time we had Italian (he ordered in a pizza, I got some broccoli/fettucini alfredo). I felt like a gross disgusting cow of the sea after. ANd I only ate maybe a cup, cup and a half total? But ... ugg.
I am fer SURE going to integrate more fish into my everyday eating. I just couldn't BELIEVE how awesome I felt after eating a meal that had tuna cevice (raw-ish tuna) plus watermelon salsa, and then some hogfish (better than it sounds). Really. Not too full, but all vitamin-ed up.
When we got back here to MI, I went shopping and bought tons of veggies and fruit, and pondered the seafood. I only bought some crabcakes. I'm working up to buying fresh fish, I guess. I wanted to recover from my trip (clean th ehouse, do the laundry, remember how to run a dishwasher, etc.) before I did the whole "fish" thing.
But I promise! I'm going to!
I'm sick of the "red meat" gross-colon food-baby feeling. Yuck. It really just sits there, doesn't it? Seems like my body digests fish much better. EGAD. Could I be on the way to being a pescatarian? Naah. I love bacon. (funny - the auto-correct wants that to be "proletarian." heh.)
Here's another thing I've been doing at home to both indulge in having a 'cocktail' at night, while not drinking too much booze:
Get a large wineglass and toss in few icecubes. Then cut watermelon into long thin sticks (like carrot stick size) and fill the glass almost up with them, adding maybe another ice cube. Top with some white wine and maybe some sparkling water. Swish around a bit. Enjoy.
There's something so boring about just pouring a glass of iced tea or diet pepsi in the evening. Like I"m not even trying. But going through all these steps? It seems like making a real cocktail, but hardly any boozage. And it takes a while to drink, what with dodging the watermelon sticks and icecubes, and then eating the watermelon. And it looks festive as heck, especially if I toss in a few basil leaves or mint leaves.
I am on the fence about actually tracking food right now. I'm a bit burnt out with that. It's boring me, and I have a low tolerance for boredom.
(yeah, I know. Shut up and do it. HEY. This is my blog, so can it. At least I'm here.--- umm... again? I"m having arguments with myself. perhaps I should check my medication levels?)
In other news, I love Doogs and Yca. And Riki and Siri and Mel, and Dana and Manda.
(and they know why)