I got tomatoes. A slice of one so good I thought I could die happy right there, a grape tomato wrapped in a fresh basil leaf, spicy and yum. And about 3 or 4 pounds of other tomatoes that will probably be gone by the end of Saturday.
Officially I had two burgers with mango stuff, and a good serving of the coleslaw (better after soaking for a while, but still too sweet). Unofficially I also had most of a bag of chips. Oh, chips, why do you tempt me so... Oh, and most of a bottle of soda and a benadryl- dratted bug bites/ rash all over my arms, bug bites all up my legs. Back on the all garlic all the time diet too, I guess.
Which brings me to
My New Plan
Now, don't worry, this isn't some kinda "j. starts eating bacon and goes on atkins with unlimited funds" plan. Nope, this is much, much better.
See, Livestrong says I need somewhere between 1960 and 2300 calories a day just to maintain my current weight. The lower number is if I'm as light as I fear and almost totally inactive, the upper one if I'm closer to what I ideally should weigh and probably about my real level of activity. So I probably need about 2200 calories a day to not lose weight or otherwise fork my metabolism.
There is no way in any colored (or level of likelihood) afterlife I'm getting that many.
So at great risk to my budget (and pancreas), I've got a new plan to combat the whole "not enough" problem. I'm calling it "dessert after every meal" and hope it will take care of (most) of my calorie deficiency without needing chips (at around 1500 calories a bag).
I think dessert is something I can follow through on at least 1/4 of the time, which is much much better than I'm doing with the whole "3 meals every day" thing. And first up on that list is, of course, affordable mango "sticky" rice, at about 8 billion calories per serving.
So that's the plan- first increase the calories (I'm starting to look a bit too much like a Hollywood starlet, all bones and angles) then, when I get some results with that, increase the healthiness. Oh, and strength training of some sort, but not enough to need more food. Scrawny and strong I can deal with, scrawny and weak is just not cool.
So, anyone else got a diet plan they need to follow? Anyone else going to jump on the "dessert after every meal" bandwagon? Too bad kids don't get to vote, I'm pretty sure I'd get elected on a dessert for everyone platform...