Being a Chicken About Seafood

Monday, July 02, 2012

I met with Yoda Saturday morning.

Things felt awkward to me at first - I felt like there was still this unsaid hurt between us. He was professional and I was quiet. Normally we chat about all sorts of things while I'm sweating profusely all over the gym.

It could have been because of the workout. Seriously. It was so tough that I could barely breathe, much less hold a conversation. At one point he asked me a question while I was walking on a treadmill at a 21% incline and I could not physically answer him until I was done with that part.

He gets concerned when I can't talk while working out. I think he uses it to gauge how close I am to passing out.


I haven't passed out yet, but I've been close. Yoda has even told me before that he would rather have me throw up than have me pass out. I politely informed him that I'd rather pass out than throw up, so he was out of luck.

Anyway, so part of it could have been the workout. On top of it being tough, I was determined to show him that I was working hard so I really dug in and pushed myself. I didn't want to have any excuse to fight.

When we were done, we were sitting at his desk discussion what I needed to do the coming week. There was a point where the conversation died and I felt awkward again. So I apologized again for the week before and said that I wanted to be sure that things were okay.

He said that of course we were and that we were just both having a bad day last week.

I think that's the truth, too. Normally, I'm not a mean person. I don't say things in an unkind way on purpose. Normally, he listens to me and he understands when I overreact to things. Instead, we both were just at the end of our "ropes" and it caused drama.

But he and I are good.

Also, Fire Man and I are good. Except that he's KILLING me at this bet. He's lost 7 pounds. I've lost 4. I talked to Yoda about it and he has completely changed my workout. I now do weights and cardio every time I go to the gym. I have two workouts that I switch between. I can even do one of them in the morning and the other at night.

In addition to that, I'm trying new foods. I've added oatmeal to my breakfast and he wants me to try fish.

I am SUCH a chicken when it comes to seafood. Seriously. I think it smells weird. And looks weird. And feels weird. And I'm pretty sure that if you don't watch it closely it will jump off your plate and find a really good hiding spot.

We'll see. So far I'm not brave enough.

I had oatmeal this morning. It's soggy. I hate soggy foods, but I'll eat it because Yoda said to try it. Maybe one of these days I'll be brave enough to try fish but I wouldn't bet on it anytime soon.
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    Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I have been there, tried that SEVERAL times with fish and I JUST CAN'T DO IT. If you find a way, let me know, because I just can't! I am a texture person and even if it is covered in sauce I can't get over it!!!!!!!

    I can eat shrimp and crab, but fish IS SO YUCK, so GOOD LUCK!
    2182 days ago
    Lemon pepper seasoning is your friend when it comes to white fish (made tilapia this week)! Broil or grill it for a slightly drier/crispier texture.

    I love oatmeal, but I make it pretty thick. It's super filling and if you make plain oatmeal, it's very low cal (150 calories for 1/2 cup dry), so you can top it with fruit or brown sugar without it adding too much to the calories. I usually add 1 tbsp of peanut butter (90 cal) and 1 tbsp of maple syrup (50 cal) for a ~300 cal breakfast. Try the fish out. It's yummy and low cal, too (tilapia is 100 cal for 4 ounces)!
    2182 days ago
  • BECKYB73
    I'm not a huge seafood fan- being born and raised in the midwest (except for fried fish), but I've really come to like salmon and halibut. The halibut is more of a luxury item, but Salmon is pretty affordable during the season. Crab is ALSO delicious. I had a crab salad in anchorage a few months ago and it was one of the best salad's i've ever eaten!
    2183 days ago
    I hate anything soggy, mushy, or squishy - I even don't like most creamy things. The thought of eating oatmeal, pudding, mousse - shudder - I literally gag...

    But fish, on the other hand...well, I'm getting there. I've never been a pescaterian. I will eat the occasiona grilled (or fried) shrimp, but never fish, except for tuna salad, which I love. Then, a few years ago I had salmon, kind of accidentally, at a wedding. And it was really good - as an appetizer. I've found now that I like fish in small doses - just a bite or two. The other day, I cooked fished at home for the first time ever - and it was pretty good. I baked tilapia with a little olive oil and lemon and served it with green beans. The first few bites were really good, but I just can't bring myself to eat more than that in one sitting before I get kind of grossed out. It's a step though, so we'll see if it gets any better!
    2183 days ago
    emoticon Hang in there! Fish can be really good. Have you tried sushi? I'd recommend trying the cooked rolls..I love them :).. emoticon
    2183 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    If you don't like your oatmeal soggy, you could try making it with a little less water/milk. I have issues with certain textures and I can't handle the slimy texture of oatmeal unless I reduce the amount of water/milk by about 25%... then it's super thick and less slimy.
    2183 days ago
    I eat tilapia most days for lunch. It's yummy and not too fishy. If you want some good recipes let me know.
    2183 days ago
  • APED7969
    i make oatmeal every morning and love it. There's loads of good recipe but I do this: 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 tsp stevia (or similar), 1.5tsp cocoa powder, 1.5tsp chia seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1/2 cup skim milk - stir then into the microwave for 2 minutes. after it comes out I stir in 1 tablespoon peanut butter and a chopped up banana. I love chocolate for breakfast! If i'm organised I'll make overnight oats which I do in advance.

    i also used to hate fish but have really learned to like it. i started with tuna in pasta bake and then went on to frozen fillets from the grocery store - the non-breaded healthy ones. Now I can even eat fillets we get at the fish market. Shrimp is still my favourite seafood and you can eat loads of it for minimal calories :-)

    Glad to hear you and Yoda are good.
    2183 days ago
    I have a strong dislike for seafood too! I have found I like those tuna packages that have a little flavor to them- lemon pepper I think it is...? I throw it in my salad as the protein of choice and it actually is pretty tasty:) Try different ways of preparing it. I did this and found some ways I liked and some were just flat out blech!!

    The oatmeal, try putting some cinnamon on there, not as much milk, how about dried cranberries. Spark has some good oatmeal recipes. I remember seeing and almond joy oatmeal recipe- yum!!

    Good luck emoticon
    2183 days ago
    So funny - I love oatmeal, and I'm grilling fish tonight. I'm sure Yoda has recommended some specific fishies to try that are milder in flavor. My future mother in law is also not a seafood fan. I didn't like it unless it had been deep-fried til college. New things are good! Get outside your box! Or on top of it! Or whatever Yoda says :)

    2183 days ago
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