Have you ever had one of those dreams that seemed so vivid and real? I had a dream last night that I was eating a roast beef deli sandwich.. A LARGE roast beef deli sandwich. And while I was eating it, I remembered this whole vegetarian thing… Yet I kept eating it. I woke up thinking “I couldn’t even make it one day!”… Then I realized I had been dreaming the whole thing… How pathetic is it that I’m cheating on food in my sleep!
All in all, so far, so good. I had a salad and fish for lunch. After my last boot camp class, I generally pick up a Lion’s Choice Roast Beef or a deli sandwich from somewhere, but last night, I came home to some thawed out cod sitting in my fridge. Yahoo. I read on the instructions that I could nuke it in the microwave. For those of you who don’t know me, I hate cooking. Can I, yes… Do I like to, not often and when I do, it’s one of the 5 foods I know HOW to cook (All consisting of meat, mind you).
Here’s my question: How do you know when fish is cooked? Red meat, it’s easy, it’s no longer red. Chicken isn’t slimy when cooked. But what about fish? This went thru my mind after the first 2 minutes in the microwave. 3 Minutes, I wasn’t sure so I wanted to be safe so I ended up putting it in for 4 minutes. Too long.. That stuff was chewy. I seasoned it a bit, which didn’t take out all of the “fishy” taste, so thankfully, some brilliant person created fat free tarter sauce. I finished dinner feeling defeated.
Today has been pretty simple. Normal breakfast, normal post workout shake, then lunch had me headed to Dierbergs. Another salad and catfish… Breaded fried (I think?) catfish. BIG DEAL, I just gave up meat, work with me.
Anyways, I’m trying to think about dinner. I honestly can’t do fish again. I’m not a big fan of beans, but I’m learning to try to eat them. I think I better search some recipes online before I find myself ordering a large cheese pizza. I would like to make healthier options, but when I get desperate, I go for the extreme.
Kimberly, Emerge Fitness