One of the major reasons I haven’t written lately is that my mind is preoccupied by super boring, incredibly unbloggable things. Namely, two things: Business and Food.
The Business stuff, it turns out, actually interests some of you (fancy that!), so I’ll probably get around to chatting about that
way too much a little here and there.
But the Food preoccupation is not the fun kind, no sir.
We’ve started trying to eat better, to reverse some of the damage caused by (yes, okay, pregnancy) but mostly by being too poor to eat anything worthwhile.
So, we decided to try Whole30. But not really Whole30. Whole30, minus meat, plus beans.
Which, alright, really isn’t Whole30 at all, but is just sort of Vegan Without Sugar. I think maybe also called Whole Food Vegan.
IE, Folks with No Reason to Live.
The fact is, I’m not completely sold on any of the competing ideas out there right now. I’m not convinced that Paleo is onto something with this all-meat-all-the-time business, and I’m not sure those vegans are right about cutting meat entirely.
But by chopping meat, dairy and sugar (and even most grains), we’re sort of forced to eat LOADS of fruit and veg. So, it’s not really about the stuff we’re cutting out so much as the stuff we’re now stuck eating- all of which is leafy and natural and probably good for us (I’m assuming. Does anyone really know what’s healthy any more?)
This weekend, we have loads of social engagements, all of which will involve food of some sort. That’s where I draw the line. Promise I won’t use it as an excuse to go buck wild and dump entire cartons of ice cream in my mouth in the middle of a wedding. But, I’d rather the way I eat not interrupt the way I interact with friends.
That’s a slippery slope, to be sure, especially considering that for me, food is an event. Usually my idea of meeting up to hang out with a friend implies something delicious and decadent. Even, “Let’s grab coffee,” really actually means, “Let’s go get expensive sugary lattes with whipped cream on top and a pastry on the side!” And yeah, okay, I guess I could just order a black coffee and call it a day, but aren’t you sort of missing the point, wise ass?
The point being, trying to think up other things to do with people is just hard. “Hey, let’s go for a drink!” turns into, “Hey, let’s go for a walk!” and our conversations are no longer light and inebriated and hilarious, but instead gasped out in wheezing puffs with neither of us being able to really face one another.
Any of you guys trying something new with your diet? Do you find it impacts the way you socialize?
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