Friday, October 24, 2008

I am such a nerd

I have been working on this project lately. It is called "eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day."
I am working on this project because I am living on my own, and I was worried that without the structure of someone else making my food, I would sink into a healthy pattern of eating cheese and butter and ice cream and nothing else, and then I would weigh approximately five thousand pounds and I would never be able to visit my loved ones on the east coast because they wouldn't let me on the plane because my body would make the plane crash. To avoid this unfortunate situation, I decided to focus on eating plenty of produce every day. This seemed like an especially good plan since, in college, I would sometimes go days without a vegetable so much as crossing my lips.
Anyway, I've been pretty good about it, but sometimes it's hard to eat that many fruits and vegetables. It's a lot of food. But I've been slogging along because I feel kind of awesome and also whenever I think about it I get all virtuous-feeling and I kind of like that, too. Today, though, I realized that I didn't actually know how big a serving of vegetables was. I'd been assuming a cup of most veggies and two cups of leafy greens. But then I went to my friend google, where I learned that I've been eating TWICE AS MANY SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES AS I THOUGHT! That means that today, I've eaten TEN servings of produce.
I feel so virtuous and healthy. And also a little excited.
I think I'm sort of a nerd.


  1. hehe maybe you are a nerd...

    if you really want a lot of veggies, work at a Thai restaurant, like I do. For dinner, the chef makes me the same damn stir-fry (filled with carrots and cabbage and celery and a few peppers and onions) almost every night. I'm getting sick of anything based on oyster sauce. Also, I'm getting sick of working at the restaurant, but that's another story :-)


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