Monday, May 05, 2008

Do I Dairy?

I'm considering going off dairy for a while. Every once in a while I take a break from sweets. I feel completely saturated in them and I feel like I to the point where one granule of even super fine sugar will send me into a diabetic coma. (I can make fun because i have diabetic friends) Usually I go one month without sweets. Bad sweets. I won't have dessert or soda or candy or chocolate. The chocolate is the hardest thing. i will, however, allow myself to eat Edy's all fruit popsicles. It's really not hard after a while. If i need something sweet, usually a piece of fruit will suffice. But the chocolate is killer. Nothing can replace it.

So I think i might do the same thing with dairy. Do i dare go off dairy? It's such a staple in my life. Can i go a day without CHEESE? Oh heavens. I don't know. This time though i think i might just go two weeks. I will probably make a set of rules, like milk is ok. But nothing else. Unless it's necessary for cooking, like a bit of butter. But i'll try hard to omit it. Basically i've been realizing I eat cheese and sour cream, but mostly cheese, for every meal. Ohhh man. I now want some cheese really bad. And I guess yogurt is ok too because I do like yogurt and i eat good stuff. Not too fatty. Ok, so maybe this is amended to a no sour cream/butter (for the most part)/cheese couple of weeks. Ohhh the cheese, the cheese. Right now i have 4 different kinds in my fridge--sharp white cheddar, goat, shredded various kinds (<-- first i typed 'kids.' Haha! ew) and maybe some brie in there. How can i have a salad without cheese in it??? GROSS. Ohhhh now i'm starting to get really worried. This may be a really stupid idea. But now it kind of makes me want to do it even more. Since it would be so hard.

This is kind of/really a lame post, sorry. Have you ever done anything like this? When i went off sweets for a month in jr high, I feel like it was over Christmas (stupid!) and the Super Bowl, for which my mom makes fabuloso delights. I remember keeping all of my Christmas candy on my dresser and it made the hugest candy mountain. A couple of years ago I did it and ended it on my birthday with a chocolate cheesecake. My point is, i ate all the candy and it's not like i make any life changes. I like conducting experiments with no real purpose or lasting effects. Well, this is all i've got for now. Leave a comment if you want. I might need some encouraging words. Sorry though.. it's Monday, this is the best i can do.

5 comments:

Rob said...

yes, going off dairy is stupid. You eliminate so many delicious items I eat all the time. Milk on cereal, yogurt, ice cream, ice cream, and oh yeah, ice cream. I mean, goodonya for doing it, I just think you're crazy. Go off broccoli for a while!

Joel said...

"And no more happiness!"

It's true that most worthwhile pursuits involve hard work. But it doesn't necessarily follow that everything that's hard to do is worthwhile. It would be hard for me to hop around backwards on one leg for a week while reciting Shakespearean poetry, but it's not necessarily something I ought to do.

Actually, that sounds like a pretty cool idea...

Jen said...

ha. i know, i know. But this is how i keep things in check when i feel myself going out of control. And i'd like to believe I have some amount of will power. But who knows. I may never muster up the guts to do it. We'll see. I need to really think it over.

Jen said...

Plus, calling it an "experiment" sounds a lot more appealing to me than what it basically is, which is a "diet."

Ashley said...

So that's your reasoning, then? You just want to avoid eating the fatty dairy foods for a while? Otherwise, I mean, you need SOME dairy. (At least, that's what I tell myself when I eat another slice of cheese and another tub of yogurt.)