Sunday, May 22, 2011

What's the opposite of the Paleo diet?

The Elf diet? "...mostly candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup." <---Yeah, I'm on that tonight.

Yes, those would be two bowls plus of JUNK that I brought home from Target. In a moment of greatness weakness when I took the kids to spend their piggybank savings, I might have let a few things fall into my cart. Like, about twelve things. What the what? It reminds me of my 9th grade lunch menu (A Pepsi and Milk Duds. Every. Day.)

I think it's the hungries from my run yesterday. My legs are feelin' the workout like they haven't in quite some time (which is great), and my stomach is feeling the 1400+ calorie burn from that one workout. I'm SO snacky! I ate almost double what I normally eat for both breakfast and lunch and I was grabbing food all day, still. Going to Target in that state was a bad idea. No, this isn't healthy. No, I'm not making any long-term plans with this kind of eating. Yes, I know it's a far cry from the healthy, clean eating I was doing last summer. Maybe it's a last hurrah before I have summer to bring it back together. I don't know. I'm not going to obsess over it--E will eat 90% of it anyway.

It seems like everybody and their mother is on the Paleo diet right now. Last year I tried that--for TWO days and I was so mean that E told me to stop. Now that I think about it, life without grains is just not for me, either. Especially if I'm running. And yes, I know Cheetos aren't a grain. :) I'll be happy if I can get back to Pollan-style eating: eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Tomorrow, though. Tonight I am going to live it up like it's Milk-Dud-o'clock in 1993.

I'm so looking forward to my first week off! The kids are still in school for another five weeks, so I'm going to make the most of my footloose and fancy free weekdays for running, gardening, baking and being awesome. I haven't ever had this kind of free time before--both kids in a full day of school? When did this happen? I almost can't believe it.

Having big kids is awesome. They're so easy--and now they're not even going to be around for a large chunk of the day. I better figure out what to do with myself...


  1. I hear ya on the snackies. I've been sick since Wednesday, and I can't stop snacking. My meals have consisted of soup and crackers, but in between, I've been eating chips, granola bars, ice cream, donuts..........anything sweet that I can get my hands on. Healthy eating starts again tomorrow.

    And the Paleo diet? If I couldn't eat grains, I'd be the world's biggest b-word. So I just cut fat and calories, and incorporate fresh fruits and veggies. Carbs = happy Katie.

  2. Let me know if any of the days you want to meet me and take the pups to Folsom Lake. It's $10 to get in now and it would be nice to split the cost - I am off alternating Tues/Wed :)

    I need to get on the food thing too... like NOW. I feel like I've been saying that for years.