Friday, February 23, 2007

More on Snacking (or Moron Snacking?)

So, I gave up between meal snacks for Lent and, as I've said before, I'm really not much of a snacker. But, I have my moments.

Sometimes, I crave something.... but I'm not sure what that something might be, so I start nibbling. Then, I descend into full blown were-pig mode. I'll have a bowl of cereal, some ice cream, an ice cream sandwich, a handful of chips, a pickle, a plate of nachos. You get the idea. When the whole sad ordeal is over, I feel bloated and sick - and I still haven't hit that craving. Pathetic, in a very funny way.

Today, we all went to lunch at our favorite local restaurant. Buddy was out of school because there was some construction mishap and they had to close today. I still don't know what is wrong. Anyway, it's Friday and it's Lent and that means I can't have meat products (which might be a big shame if I cared about meat, but I spent 9 years of my young adulthood as a complete vegetarian, so I could take it or leave it). I had a grilled cheese sandwich and chips.

I pondered on my "no in between meal snacking" stance and decided to tack on an order of Rocky Road ice cream to my meal, because then it is still technically "lunch", right? And not snacking at all!! It was the dessert-y portion of my lunch. Yeah.

Besides, Sissy - at only 19 lbs and a year old, ate most of my grilled cheese plus several fries from the Evil Twin and the other half of Buddy's grilled cheese, after she had consumed her weight in goldfish crackers, puffs and a container of yogurt. I swear, she must have a tapeworm or something! So, in light of all that, I needed an extra boost on my lunch and that just happened to be in the form of Rocky Road ice cream. It was awesome!!!

This evening has been trickier. The Evil Twin's attempt to get us to go orders from the Knight's of Columbus Fish Fry failed (crowded and they were running out of food by 6 pm). He ended up at McDs, since I had no back up plan other than the fish fry. I got a side salad and fries. I'm still hungry! I wasn't about to stoop to new lows and eat that McFish Filet. Although that's what Buddy had and he said it was good, but he also likes spaghettio's, so his palate can't be trusted.

Next week, our Fish Fry game plan is to be there at 4:55 pm (it starts at 5) and get a decent meal. NO SNACKS! 3 days down, 37 more to go. Perhaps I'll delve into the year I gave up bread and/or bread products for Lent and only weighed 110lbs at 5 foot 8 and had even Buddy's preschool teacher on my ass to EAT BREAD. LOL. Good times.


  1. I don't think I have ever given up anything for lent - but at age 20, I was 5'10' and weighed 118 lbs. We probably looked like twins! (except you were not born yet, U think...LOL)

    Thanks for the visit to my blog. Re your comment: I think a letter is in order. Nothing ventured - nothing gained, as they say. Let me know how it works out.

    P.S. How did you find me?

  2. I've always loved this time of year when I get to watch all my co-workers invent a multitude of different things to give up for lent. It just wasn't done in my church and I can't see starting now. Good luck with yours.

    I have always enjoyed your comments at the WVSR. I'm glad you stopped in for a visit giving me the kick in the ass I needed to visit you.