There's 45 min of my life I won't get back....

Had an "interesting" conference call at work today. Our office got grumbled by a completely different department because people in that department have supposedly not been communicating with this particular person. Of course, the person doing the grumbling has actually been contacted by that facility on a regular basis via phone and e-mail and is remarkably bad about returning messages. Oh well. They can get grumpy. We're doing things per protocol. *shrugs*

Holiday Shopping
Yeah, haven't done any. I'll get to that next weekend. Or something.

What to Eat
I finished reading Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman over the weekend. I am once again inspired to be vegetarian and to avoid processed foods. I got comments at work today because I ate 2 cups of veggie soup and 1 1/2 cups of green peas for lunch. They thought it was "wrong" that anybody would eat that many peas since it's "just a vegetable". I had a lot more energy at the end of the day today than I usually have. That could be a combination of eating more while at work and avoiding caffeine too. So far the tapering off of the caffeine intake has not yet resulted in a headache, so I must be tapering at a good rate. Today I just had one half-mug of caffeinated coffee and no diet Pepsi at all.

Thanksgiving dinner was actually vegetarian. We had a vegetarian shepherd's pie made with leeks, mushrooms, onions, rutabaga, carrots, corn and peas. We also had baked pearl onions in cream sauce, candied sweet potatoes and homemade whole wheat rolls. Dessert was a pumpkin pie. I managed to not eat myself silly, just to the point of being comfortably full.

Tonight I had a hummus sammich on whole wheat. In a little while I'll go saute the rest of the mushrooms from last week, maybe with some onion and garlic. I might eat them with a bit of tomato sauce. That sounds yummy, doesn't it?

Anyway, I'm going to be increasingly vegan in my eating habits between now and early January, then have some bloodwork done and see what my cholesterol levels are. If I'm going to live to be eleventy-one, I'm going to have to be aggressive about taking care of my carcass.


Stefaneener said…
Must be something in the air. I just finished Plenty and am in the middle of Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, which are doing nothing for my "let's throw it all up and run away to a farm!" mindset. And I'm with you on the live forever thing -- exercise is my current obsession.


I don't think I could do that many peas unless they were snow peas.

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