Well, the “vegetarian until 6:00” thing turned out not to be the life changing event that I had hoped. On the up side, I’ve developed some new eating habits and given my vegetable bin a reason for being.
On the down side, I also learned new ways to rationalize eating copious amounts of Pringles.
The nice part of being off the plan is that I had a great lunch yesterday at a restaurant that had been recommended by a friend. I knew it was going to be good when she told me it was in the same shopping center as an African braid place, a car repair garage and Mike’s Romantic Torture tattoo shop.
I ordered the panang chicken which is Thai for “open your sinuses” and as I was ladling the curry onto my fish-shaped rice, I noticed the man at the table next to me was spooning his rice into the bowl and then I started to obsess about whether or not I was eating Thai food in a culturally inappropriate way and spent the rest of my meal trying not to stare at other diners to find out which way was correct.
One of these days I’m going to stop worrying about what other people think of me.
Or consult a shrink.
In case you’re worried about me not having a food plan now that I have kicked vegetarianism to the curb, fear not. I am never without a backup plan and I’ve moved on to drinking cranberry water with flax seed because I have no idea why. I’ll let you know how that goes, and in the meantime….
Have a nice day.