Dear Diary... Today I Ate Liver
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.
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
(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
,hope that's potatoes,
(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
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,
(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!
Dear diary, Today I ate,
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.
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
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!
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.
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?
I FEEL WONDERFUL!!!!
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.
Bacon, (Mom wraps her liver in bacon. She will be happy I thought about her while she is cooking me liver).
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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