Multiple Choice

Multiple choice quiz!

I did not post yesterday because:

A) I was swept away in a near-tornado

B) I was busy introducing my nutritionist to the wonder of good figs

C) I was scavenging for hidden treasures

D) I had too many things to do to get ready for Yom Kippur

E) All of the above

The answer, of course, is E.  I didn’t actually realize until today just how lucky I am that a tree didn’t land on my head yesterday!  I was fortunate enough to get stuck outside during the brunt of a crazy storm.  My socks and shoes are still soaked through.  I did explain to my nutritionist how to determine which figs will be awesome and which will not, and she saved the second one for her husband because they were both disappointed the last time they had figs; and on my way home, I stopped off at the supermarket and succumbed to the call of the pumpkin.  I’m set for the season, I suppose!  As for the Powerade, I’m actually drinking it now, but I needed a picture.  😉

Oh, yeah.  I also went to buy some fish food.  Apparently Petco has been renovated.  Here are the “mascots” to tell you all about it.

Wow.  Am I easily amused, or what?!…

I ate this salad yesterday.

romaine, roasted rutabaga, tempeh, sugar snap peas

And then I called my dentist and made an appointment, because as much as I’d like to plead ignorance, I really think I might have a cavity.  Allow me to rephrase — when I was ten, I had a total crackpot of a dentist (proof is that he isn’t practicing anymore, and he’s not old enough to be retired), and I really think he drilled too deep into a regular cavity and gave me a root canal.  There’s probably more filling than tooth at this point.  Anyway.  If I have to take care of it, I want to just get it over with, but the soonest appointment I could get is ten days away.

I’ve been eyeing these for quite a while, but I’ve been reluctant to buy them because I’m not the world’s biggest fan of nuts, and because I wasn’t sure how much I liked the ingredients.  Having decided that a little bit of added sugar won’t kill me, I moved on to the corn maltodextrin. I wasn’t quite sure what it was, but it just didn’t sound like something I wanted to ingest! (Hence the question.)  I asked my nutritionist about it — mainly because it sounds similar to maltitol, and sugar alcohols and I do not get along — and she said that it’s probably fine.  So.

I tried the vanilla bean.  I was rather underwhelmed.  Mostly because I love love love vanilla, and I couldn’t really taste it here — just the almonds, and I don’t love love love almonds!  I’m guessing it will be a while before this gets finished, unless my brother and / or dad likes it.

Yesterday, at work, everyone was talking about what they were going to eat before / after Yom Kippur.  I think it’s the funniest thing — people act like they’re never going to see food again!  It’s just one day, no need to get so dramatic about it.  But then, I guess I’m probably a little… biased in that regard.  Even so, nobody ever dropped dead from fasting for twenty-five hours, so far as I know!  The bigger problem, if you ask me, is the enormous quantities we are supposed to consume prior to the fast… which “counts” as having fasted both today and tomorrow, instead of just tomorrow.  Personally, I’d rather fast for two days.  But, again — I’m not exactly impartial here.

Classic banana oats with peanut butter… sometimes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Sometimes.

And now I am off to … well … stuff my face.

Have a great weekend!

“He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.” 
~Henry David Thoreau


5 responses to “Multiple Choice

  1. How do you determine good figs? I just bought some for the first time today! It’s weird because I also bought some Blue Diamond Almonds too! I’ve already tried the Sea Salt kind, and the Butter Toffee, and I fell in love! I bought Honey flavored today. I’ve never seen those 3 flavors though 😦
    If you wanna get rid of them, I’ll gladly take em off your hands!! Haha!

  2. Oh gosh! I heard about that crazy storm! Happy you’re okay!

    Bummer about the cavitity though. I think there are a lot of bad dentists out there.

  3. Haha, the petco pictures made me laugh! I’m glad you weren’t struck down by a tree! Just enjoy smaller portions of everything, that way you can feel ok about it but still get to try all the yummy foods! 🙂

  4. Such a dainty and pretty bowl of oats. I wish mine looked like that. I would also love to try those almonds…partially because I hear they have a built in portion measure or something?

    Those poor Petco mascots…have they no dignity/shame? I think I felt embarrassed for them even as a kid 😉

    Aha! I knew no-one could resist the allure of the pumpkin. I’ve found some too *dances*

    Good luck with the ‘feast’…I am sure you don’t eat anywhere near as much as you perceive yourself to, and I reiterate that you’re amazing for coping with all these holidays. EDs are hard enough to deal with for the average person, but when your culture/religion centres around food so much it just makes things ten times’ more difficult.



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