Actually I’m going to coin this term “vegging” pronounced ve-jing.
This week was about as challenging as expected. I arrived back in Indy from my cruise on Monday and scooped up Cooli from my friend’s place. They were already making dinner so I just opened a bag of the salad in a bag and threw on some ranch. This was probably the worst food day because I just felt like the stereotypical veggie because I was really eating rabbit food! Tuesday, I grabbed a footlong Tuna sub (toasted) from subway. I always pile up the veggies <sans-tomato so I can eat it later without it being gross and soggy>. I ate 6-inches at work and another 5.5 before going steppin that night. It was a much needed stress reliever!
Wednesday, I had a lunch meeting at work where there were plenty of veggies on the menu. We had steamed carrots and flat beans, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, salad, and apple cobbler. I just left the pork in the tray, which wasn’t difficult. Right after work, I went to the grocery store. I had to be quick because I knew Cooli was waiting on me. I invested in a few more boxes of 100 Calorie packs where apparently I can “Diet like a Diva“. They have a lot of their cookies and chocolatey treats in portion sized packs, which are really great for after lunch or that 3:00 snack. For the morning edibles, I bought apples, bananas, a cantaloupe, and yogurt for my 10am growlfest. That night, I made Sloppy Joes [I was told that they can’t have that name without real meat]. So, below is a pic of my Messy Susans.
I first got the idea from my line sister Monique who has been vegging for a little while now and makes the best homemade biscuits (fyi). It’s similar to her recipe, except I am much more lazy and not as intense about what I eat. I bought Yves Meatless Ground. It has the same main ingredient as her recipe, which is Textured Wheat and Soy Protein. It comes frozen and already seasoned. Instead of making the sauce from scratch… Manwich has never failed me!! It ended up being really good after I got over the mental aspect of it all. I also added some tortilla chips on the side with the salad. Thursday for lunch, I ate the leftovers with a slice of cheese and scooped it out with the chips, yum!
Thursday night, I had pizza from Donatos. It’s usually super delish, but they only had a couple people working. And no one really watching the oven. It was a big hot mess. Although we ate there, it still took an hour from start to finish and it was NOT good. Similar to the crazy street pizza in Baltimore, I got food poisoning again #fail. I was nauseous all day at work Friday. It ramped back up before eating dinner, and climaxed at the club when I fainted for like 30 seconds <Scary I know!!> I’m going to get checked out this week. I think I may be intolerant to something that both places put in their pizza.
Yesterday, was the toughest test when I was with friends for the Circle City Classic and they all wanted to eat Chik-Fil-A. I kept going back and forth debating. I was so ashamed when I broke down and got a fabulous #1. Thinking back on it later, I remembered that I gave myself 1 day a week of freedom so I was still good!! Go me. After all, I realized the best way to stick with vegging is to make my food myself. If I depend on going out to lunch or the cafeteria at work, I’ll end up hungry!
Random Link of the Day: Veggies go way too hard!