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Dear Diary... Today I Ate Liver

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dear Diary... Today I Ate Liver emoticon

Fair Warning: This is long, but the Instructions for Task 6 include the word detailed.

Thanks to DEEINMINNESOTA for coming up with this new idea for her team in the 5% Fall Challenge.

My new to the Challenge and new Challenge Team, Leader, TAMIP62 grabbed onto this idea really fast.

emoticon Instructions: TASK 6: At least once during the Fall Challenge write a detailed blog or private journal expressing how you feel during and after an eating event when you chose to temporarily abandon your goals. Re-read that in the future to remember how bad you felt and use that as motivation to make better choices. Should we near the end of the Challenge and you've not had a low to write about (Good for you!), try to remember as much as you can about a time in the past when things weren't going so well and write about that instead.

You may notice the instruction is labelled as Task 6: ok I am jumping ahead at an alarming rate, especially as the Challenge doesn't start until next Saturday, but I just couldn't let this opportunity pass me by.

Dear Diary, Today I ate Liver! :) You and I both know I love

Liversmotheredinonionswithma
shedpotatoesandgravyandcor
nfreshoffthecob.
(scripta continua is the only way to describe that meal. It's all one necessary ingredient)!!!!!!

So Dear Diary why do I never cook it? ____ ____ ____ ____! Huh? Go ahead you can say it. I already know so I won't be mad. "BECAUSEYOUARELAZY" Well maybe, but only about things I don't like to do like cooking and baking, but you must admit, I am never lazy about eating, or reading or sparking or walking, (except for sometimes when I don't want to get out of bed).

I digress. Diary please don't distract me from the task at hand.

Task 6: My Eating Event! I love that Dee changed the wording from failure to EVENT! (although I told her I liked both terms in context, I realize at this minute that I fibbed).

MY LIVER was an EVENT! However it wasn't the liver that tempted me away from my goals it was the huge mound of WHITE potatoes emoticon ,hope that's potatoes,

and CORNFRESHOFFTHECOB! emoticon (thanks JUNEPA). Makes my mouth water even now.

Let me start at the beginning. Last week while at my Mother's house, her neighbor from upstairs, a Dear Lady named Betty, was visiting with us. Betty is 90. NINETY!! years young! I love Betty and our lives are blessed to have her as a friend!


That's Betty on the left and Mom on the right.

Doesn't that picture make you wonder just what they are laughing about?

Back to Task# 6

Betty mentioned she was going to make liver and onions for her dinner. Now dinner to a 90 year old is the same as lunch to the younger generation. Back when I was growing up, we got called in FROM OUTSIDE where we were playing active games like baseball and tag and.... for dinner at noon, and supper at 6 PM.

So.... when Betty mentioned liver and onions, I'm sure my pupils dilated and my eyes glazed over. I know I was drooling noticeably. I tried to swallow, grabbed a napkin and said, "Oh I am soooo hungry for

Liversmotheredinonionswithma
shedpotatoesandgravyandcor
nfreshoffthecob."

Betty being Betty, the Dear Lady she is, (Oh I have to tell you this Dear Diary, remember when I came home from the hospital and had to stay at Mom's, Betty was as concerned for me as my own Mother. Betty asked what can you eat? what are you hungry for? I said anything soft and sweet. Betty said, do you like egg custard? I said I do like it a lot and I haven't had it in years... (be quiet diary i know i am too lazy to make it), anyway an hour later I had warm from the oven egg custard. 6 cups of it. I shared with Mom although I really didn't want to because I was starving from being sick for 8 months.)

So this week Betty made ME,

Liversmotheredinonionswithma
shedpotatoesandgravyandcor
nfreshoffthecob.

(She actually made it for her cousin, my Mom and me, but I like to think it was all for me.)

Betty calls Mom and says come up for dinner and bring Cheri. (she knows my name is Ceri but still calls me cheri at times. Betty is 90).

I was not there so Mom went alone. The cousin didn't come because she doesn't like liver. Can you imagine anyone not liking liver!!?? So Mom and Betty sat down to dinner and ate their fill. Well let me tell ya, Betty is 90, Mom is 82 and neither of them eats very much......sooooooo Betty put ALLLLL of the leftovers in a dish for ME! emoticon

Dear diary, Today I ate,

Liversmotheredinonionswithma
shedpotatoesandgravyandcor
nfreshoffthecob.

FOR BREAKFAST!

I took the lid off the dish, (which was very heavy so I knew there was a lot of food in it), saw enough food for 3 meals, (at least), so I scooped a serving size, (according to the USDA FGP), of each food onto a paper plate, (oh stop it diary, I just don't like to wash dishes).

I warmed the food in the microwave and marched in place while it was heating. (Proud of me aren't cha).

That was the best thing I had eaten all day. Ok so it was only 8 AM. It tasted soooo good. Liver was tender, potatoes were creamy, gravy was lumpless and swimming with onions, corn fresh off the cob. (bet you're tasting that right now huh?)

When I was finished, I realized I felt wonderful! I remembered way back when I followed the Blood Type Diet, that for my blood type red meat is like medicine. emoticon I'd been sick for a whole year! Perfect reason to eat more liver! MEDICINE!

Back to the kitchen I went, took the cover off that dish fully intending to add just a small piece of liver to my paper plate... somehow emoticon emoticon emoticon the liver got mashed potatoes on it and corn on the other side and those things ended up on my plate too.

"Put those back, a voice in my head said. PUT. IT. BACK!

putitbackputitbackputitbackp
utitback, the voice sang.

Well let me tell ya, I turned that tune right off and enjoyed the second very small serving. I felt even better than I had felt after the first serving! Liver is medicine! I felt like dancing. In fact, truth be told I did dance around my kitchen.

For those who are peeking into this diary entry, I'm sure you can guess what happened next.

I ATEEVERYBITE!

It truly was an "EATING EVENT" with Betty as the event planner!

What was I getting at? (excuse me while I go read the instructions for task 6 again).

I'm back! This is what it said.

"write a DETAILED blog expressing how you feel during and after an eating event when you chose to temporarily abandon your goals".

So how can I express myself so when I come back and read this later, you and I will both understand how I felt during and after my liver Eating Event?

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I FEEL WONDERFUL!!!!
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So Dear Diary, if I was supposed to feel guilty, I don't. I did wonder why I didn't fall asleep at my paper plate from eating the potatoes and corn. I'm guessing my tired body needed what the liver provided enough to offset the effects of the white carbs.

Shopping list:
Liver
Bacon, (Mom wraps her liver in bacon. She will be happy I thought about her while she is cooking me liver).
Onions
Potatoes
Shhhh... sneak into Betty's apartment and rearrange her freezer so she doesn't miss the corn.

And THAT Dear Diary is my Task 6!

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  • CARBMONSTERII
    You are a true foodie! I could hear the worship in your voice, every time you thought about liverwithonionsmashedpotatosgravyan
    dcornfreshoffthecob. And my brain talks like that too! putitbackputitback. I smiled, I laughed, I really enjoyed your blog. When I eat something that I really really love, it makes me happy, just like you described. Of course I am a little sad afterwards, when I think about how I didn't help my weightloss efforts, but overall, I've decided being happy is better than being sad and feeling denied, so when I splurge( which is not all that often) I enjoy every single bite and chew and swallow of it. Better than new shoes, better than new clothes, more like the yumminess of being wrapped up in a fuzzy, soft, blanket on a cold morning as a little kid and breathing in the cold air. Thanks for giving something fun to read!
    1769 days ago
  • OSONIYE
    I'm glad you enjoyed your liver dinner!
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    1769 days ago
  • URBANAUDREYE
    I have never had liver. Not that I wouldn't, but looking at it raw just turns me off.
    1770 days ago
  • BEESHELL8
    Oh this is funny....but I don't like liver - eek! Glad you enjoyed it!
    1771 days ago
  • BROWNSUGAR3030
    I found myself laughing during this post; you have a way of engaging the reader in an awesome way. Also, for some strange reason, I want to go outside my food comfort zone and try liver. I have never had it before. I have never wanted to try it before because honestly, organ meat scares me. Thanks to you, I'm ready to try it!
    1773 days ago
  • SIMCYN
    This is hilarious, but now I have a major craving for liver. My family is going to have to hold their noses or go out for an evening because I am going to cook enough for a few meals for myself. emoticon
    1774 days ago
  • REDROBIN47
    What a hilarious blog. You made me laugh. Glad you really enjoyed your liver. The smell of it makes me nauseous.

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    1775 days ago
  • ANACORAZON
    I really enjoyed reading your blog, with your authenticity, your feeings description and no remorse at all...
    Very funny!
    1775 days ago
  • CVS890
    Love your blog and don't like liver.


    1775 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    I love liver, my husband would never eat it, different Mothers I guess, anyway, I get it at least one time a year, when I go home, my sister always makes it, we go after our brother and pig out on liver and onions, and of course gotta have mashed potatoes and corn, makes me happy thinking about it,
    1776 days ago
  • LOOKINGAHEAD56
    OMG now I want Liversmotheredinonions


    N
    ot with mashed potatoes, but rice. We grew up on that stuff. With rice. Thank God my husband doesn't eat it. That's the only thing that stops me from making it. I know if I cook it, I will eat it all by myself. With no shame.
    1777 days ago
  • DNJOYS
    Hmmm, that does NOT sound like it will discourage you from abandoning your goals in the future, but I do you give you points for the exercises you did while the food was warming in the microwave and dancing around your kitchen with joy. And since you are not inclined to cook it on your own, it shouldn't happen too frequently. When you do abandon your goals, it's good it brings you that much pleasure.

    I'm emoticon so hard my stomach and head hurt. Most entertaining thing I've read in a long time. Love what you did with the assignment.
    1777 days ago
  • THROOPER62
    Love liver and onions. Haven't ate it in years. Why not? Liver isn't something I think of when grocery shopping.
    1777 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    Hey it's NOT wrong to enjoy our favorite dishes (of course it's encouraged to eat in portions) but, since Betty,, who sounds like a LOVELY person,,, made it and gave it to you as a gift,, it's not you will have it daily,,, for like MANY of us, we do NOT belong on the Champions in the Kitchen team !! SHOOT don't ya know when I cook I have to call the local fire department? Yeah,,,, one night (the latest time) I was cooking a burger it was close to midnight. Well you KNOW HOW THAT GOES when the flame is on TO HIGH !! Hey in my defense like you I DO NOT COOK often!! Well Didn't. They came,,, took care of things,, put up a ZILLION Fans to get the smoke out with a STERN WARNING (I think the others living in the high rise put them UP to it) "NEXT TIME YOU COOK CALL US FIRST so we can PUT ON EXTRA MEN !"

    GLADUENJOYED !! And hey I HAD3MUFFINSLASTSUNDAY !!! I DID though stay in Calorie RANGE AND I ate in the correct portions !! HOWEVER perhaps having a pumpkin muffin from the bakery for lunch, dinner and for a snack isn't as nutritious as I WANTED to FORCE myself to believe !!
    1778 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I loved your blog but fear not the last time I ate liver I was pregnant with my daughter ......in 1986 they said I needed to .I will never steal your favourite dish !
    1778 days ago
  • OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    lol I hate liver and rejoiced the day my mom was told not to eat it because her cholesterol was too high. I rejoiced the fact I never would have to eat it again.
    1778 days ago
  • LADYLUK
    I do not like liver at all but I do love me some mashed potatoes slathered in mushroom gravy and of course corn on the cob! My mouth is watering already. Great blog!
    1778 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    OK, I don't like liver, at all!! but, but, but and this is a big but..... You made me want to eat it! sometimes we just need to have an indulgence and truly love and appreciate it! Sounds like this was one of those times for you! I enjoyed sharing your experience! I am happy you had it! I'm glad you don't feel guilty! Now you can get back on track!
    1778 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Chuckle...chuckle, giggle, LAUGH! Such a cute blog Cheri...I just loved it. I can relate I too love live and tell myself how HEALTHY it is for me...and GREAT for my blood type O...the oldest bloodline on planet earth!

    I had a little incident with turkey burgers in a muffin tin. I made 6 and fully intended to eat only 2...but they tasted SO good...SOOOOO good...somehow the whole set disappeared. They looked so small and innocent in sets of 2. I should have had a salad or a veggie or something with them but nope...it was a turkey burger in a muffin tin type of day. I made a glaze of apple cider vinegar, raw honey, and dijon mustard. emoticon They say apple cider vinegar burns calories...I'm hopeful they know what they are talking about! emoticon
    1778 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    I love corn on the cob, but you couldn't pay me enough to eat liver. emoticon
    1778 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    1778 days ago
  • 35ANGELS
    When I was little mom would make me liver when they had steak, because I could't chew steak. lol Now I'll take steak over liver any time. lol

    Great Blog!
    1778 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    emoticon emoticon Great blog!!
    1778 days ago
  • JUNEPA
    Very entertaining, well written, Ceri :)

    Most people don't like liver, and it is so healthy for you. My DH makes it sliced thin and pan fried with butter and sage and on the side mashed potatoes, my kids love it, they didn't realized for a long time that most people and especially other kids don't like liver.

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    There is a corn emoji, I found it under Seasonal (I guess Thanksgiving)
    And your potatoes emoji, what would they be if they weren't potatoes lol
    1778 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2016 11:47:16 AM
  • TAMIP62
    omg i LAUGHED so hard I cried at some points in there. I love that post ... oh, and I'd have had a hard time not "failing" when faced with liver and onions, mashed potatoes and corn fresh on the cob. What makes your 'event' so great is the seriously positive attitude.
    1778 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    Thank you for my first laugh of the day. Love this blog and this "Event" happens in this house way too often. Same actions, different Menu!
    1778 days ago
  • LIFESGREAT2DAY
    Super funny blog! Loved it!
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    Doesn't like liver, raises hand...
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    1778 days ago
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