Thursday, July 26, 2012

Food Challenge

As many of you have figured out, this blog isn't just about writing. It's about all the crazy stuff that's happened to me since I moved to Detroit!

As many of you also know, Detroit is a notorious food desert.

And, as all of those who actually know me know... I'm crazy for any food that's sugary, fried, sauteed in butter, and generally bad for you... so... I haven't been eating the best (unless by 'best' you mean world's best french fries and bernaise sauce at Cliff Bell's while listening to live music).

Which leads me to the challenge. My cousin Carmen--the best personal trainer in Reno, Nevada--is doing this thing called the '90 Day Challenge' where she proves she's a better--or at least healthier--person than me. She's inspired me to do something about my own fitness.

So, here's the deal: I'm going gluten free, sugar free, and processed meat free.

I'm not giving up coffee. I love coffee. I need coffee. Coffee's good for me. It prevents senility in women. I'm a woman. Ok, I'm only 23... so I'm probably not going senile anytime soon... but still. I'm also not giving up tea. Some things are just too important.

I'm going to concentrate on the finer things in life, like whole grains and whole foods. I'm not going to eat anything whose ingredients I don't know, don't understand, or can't pronounce.

And, while I'm doing it, I'm still going to have the energy to write kick ass novels about falling in love.

Tonight's Meal:

After getting home from work I made myself a snack of hummus, corn tortillas, greek yogurt, and salsa. Otherwise known as yum, double yum, unfortunately I was so busy 'yumming out' on snack it turned into dinner. Oops. At least I got some protein.

Dessert will be fresh raspberries and maybe some more greek yogurt. I'll either have tea or seltzer water.

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