Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Banquet Food

This morning found me and my handsome son at the Senior Breakfast and Capping Ceremony. It is a wonderful tradition that I have been looking forward to for a long time. I wasn't sure what to expect of breakfast but figured there would be at least some fruit as it was held at a nice convention center.

No Fruit. In fact, nothing edible at all. On my beautifully set table was a plate holding 4 limp pieces of bacon, a pile of reconstituted eggs (sprinkled with parsley), and 2 eggo-style pancakes. Not even an orange slice. Waa! I was really hungry so I tasted the eggs - they tasted like chemicals, no way was I going to touch that bacon, so I ate one pancake, plain, and regretted it immediately. It left an aftertaste of freezer burn in my mouth and dropped like lead in my stomach.

Lesson Learned: Next time I will request a vegan meal and if that isn't possible (or I don't feel brave enough yet) then I will eat in advance. I can't expect other people to be in charge of my health.


Linda said...

My LDL cholesterol dropped from 188 to 164, & HDL increased from 33.6 to 47 over the last 4 weeks on this diet.

Emily said...

Robin, I have been trying to be more mindful of eating healthier (because you inspire me) and I have noticed more chemically tastes to foods that I don't think I noticed before.

Thanks for sharing this story!

Mom, that is awesome! Way to go! I am so proud of you. You both inspire me.


Emily said...

So Robin, I've noticed that some posts get a lot of comments, while others don't. I suspect that you have a lot of readers on this blog, but they don't comment as much...maybe because they're just soaking it all up and don't have much to add besides, "Wow, this inspires me, I want to do it too!"

Do you know how many readers you have on average? I'm just wondering.

Robin said...

Em- I am averaging about 40 readers per day. So you are right about people not making comments - but I have noticed that is a new trend - people just don't comment like they use to.

Rachael Jill said...

"I can't expect other people to be incharge of my health."

Great quote.

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