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50 minutes at the gym. 15 minutes stretching/abs,  20 minutes on legs, 12 minutes on arms, 3 minute stretching

Post work-out snack: I was starving, and wanted a little something to stave off the hunger for 30 minutes before lunch.  An adorable little apple and a dried Cali fig.

Lunch: Uh-oh. Am I in trouble?

These are not whole foods.

These are not healthy foods.

These are processed, artificial foods.


It get’s worse.

There’s a Diet Coke.

A plastic fork, styrofoam plate, foil. Green heart = black heart!

A few times a year, I get the Fried Rice Combo (fried rice, egg roll, medium soft drink) from the cafe in our building.  Bad as it is, I love it. This morning I was so excited, and so anxious because they seem to run out of this dish at lunchtime, that I went down to the cafe at 8:30 to pre-pay and reserve the FRC. Then I went back at 11:30 to remind the lady (of course she must think I’m completely crazy) to save me a FRC and that I would be back at 12:00…When I came down at 12:00, she had the dish already prepared for me and wrapped up to go. How sweet is she!

Anyway, I enjoyed every bite and drank every last drop of the Diet Coke. Truth be told, Diet Coke makes me feel like crap. It makes me bloated and I feel like I have liquid metal running through my veins. It’s a weird, and uncomfortable, feeling. And when I drink it with food, even worse. For the most part, I avoid drinking liquids with my meals because it impedes proper digestion. As you can see, today I made an exception (several). I don’t regret it, but I definitely feel the effects of the Diet Coke and fried food bubbling around in my stomach.

This was a pre-meditated violation of eating whole, healthy foods.  Not only do I confess, but I accept all punishments and penalties. I do not condone eating this food, but I do give myself a free pass with CULINARY CRAP every once in a while.

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