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***I ate a mushroom! Plus other random antics****

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I took a walk on the wild side today and decided to put emoticon on my salad. I don't know what possessed me to do it but I just thought, "it can't be that bad". Actually, it wasn't. I found that it doesn't have much of any taste when eaten raw. I couldn't even tell the difference with my regular salad. So now my question is: do they have a taste when they are sauteed? Folks get all up in arms about having sauteed mushrooms on their steak and if they are like the ones I just ate, they don't have a distinct flavor. At least I can say I ate a new vegetable today.

This weekend I am throwing a 70's Themed Sagitarrius Birthday Bash for my fiance, brother and brother-in-law. I am excited but slightly afraid some folks aren't going to dress up. I bought Derrell an afro at the party supply store and it is emoticon ! Actually it is the most grodiest, greasiest looking thing ever but I think that is what makes it so great. He is going to look hilarious! I think I am going to get the long Cher wig and wear the tight flare jeans with the one shoulder top and the John Lennon circular colored shades. It will be nice to be able to wear frosted lipstick and blue eyeshadow without judgement.

Since today is Derrell's birthday, we are going to Red Lobster for dinner. They have a lot of great options for me to eat. I am just worried that going out tonight will prevent me from putting in a high intensity workout for the second day in a row because I can't sweat my hair out and have time to shower and re-style it. Its frustrating but I think I will go to the gym and walk the treadmill and do some strength training. Last night I danced on the Kinect for about 40 minutes so I wasn't a complete slob.

I have come to the realization that i need a second job. The bills are not getting any smaller and the wedding planning is eating up our home equity line of credit. I worked at Red Lobster for 8 1/2 years while I worked at the bank too. I know they will rehire me but Derrell is afraid that working two jobs will derail my weight loss journey and he doesn't want me to be upset with that. It is upsetting but realistically, he doesn't make enough money at his job and I refuse to allow finances to ruin our home life and relationship so he works a small part time job and I am going to try to work the same nights that he works and I think that extra income will help.

Well I have to go conduct some more training classes (I am a corporate trainer for a large bank). Before I go, here is a goodie for today for all of my runner friends:

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    I am starting to eat a lot more mushrooms because they have so few calories... of course, if I saute them in butter first that kinda goes out the window... :)
    2028 days ago
    Good for you! I eat mushrooms on pizza and if its in cream of mushroom soup when I cook with it and you can't tell it's in there. I hope things workout for both of you with the part-time jobs.
    2028 days ago
    I just don't care for mushrooms...unless they are raw ;) It's a texture issue for me, not the flavor. I love marsala....but ti's the wine I think I like, not really the mushrooms.
    2030 days ago
  • DALID414
    Congrats on trying a new veggie and loving it.
    emoticon to Derrell.
    2030 days ago
    I looooooove mushrooms, but only cooked. I don't think the flavor changes that much but the texture is completely different. And as opposed to CJADERUN I love marsala! I think my favorite way to eat mushrooms is sauteed in a little butter with garlic.
    2030 days ago
    I could live off mushrooms!! Sautéed, steamed, raw, fried, skewered. My oldest hates them. So, I dice them up really small and put them in a lot of dishes. Then I laugh afterwards when I tell her. LOL!! She apparently doesn't hate them that much since she always talks about how good dinner was. emoticon
    Cheers to Derrel from a fellow Sagittarius!! emoticon And he gets to go to Red Lobster?!? Lucky!!!!
    2030 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    What is "485' that you put on your salad? I never heard of it. A topping?
    2030 days ago
    I'm glad the mushrooms worked out for you, I tried greek yogurt for the first time today and it did not go as well. It went very badly, actually. :)

    I hope your party turns out well, it's a fantastic idea!
    2030 days ago
    Mushrooms are pretty magical. They don't have much flavor, but they take in the flavor of things they are cooked with.

    The top two reasons people ACTUALLY don't like mushrooms are:
    1.) Texture ("Ew, it's squishy!" Yeah, well, so is stuffing and cinnabons, but people eat THAT all the time!)
    2.) It grows on dead things. (Yeah, well, if you eat meat, then you're EATING dead things. So, whatever.)

    My boyfriend is the latter, so he gives me all his mushrooms.


    Sooo....I'm a mushroom fan. Put mushrooms on my steak ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

    Unless it's a steak masala. I don't like masala. I don't like wine sauces, though. So that's different.

    2030 days ago
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