Wednesday, September 02, 2009

TBWCYL Day 244 - Caloric Intake

Well, I failed for the second time at a task. This one was to increase your lifespan by eating 1000 calories or less throughout the day. Something about it is supposed to make you live longer. I started out strong and made it through the day with the understanding that I would accomplish this. I ate a healthy enough breakfast and lunch and had plans for a pork chop and green beans that, when all totals came in, would have put me right at 1040 calories.

Then tragedy struck. I was grilling the pork chops and while doing a taste test I thought, "These taste funny". I called Diana out to the grill and as she tested them I could tell on her face she thought so too. I am not a big fan of the idea to eat meat that tastes funny so we threw them away. However, I didn't know I needed low calorie food and we had already made green beans so our only real option for dinner was a frozen pizza. I might has well have ate lard wrapped in bacon smothered in lard because by the time I was done I had added about 600 calories in my belly and lost all hope that I was under 1000 calories for the day.

I guess in an alternate reality, other me did eat that pork chop but I sure didn't. I can't believe I was defeated by food.

That is all,

Newt

7 Ripples in the pond:

sas said...

1000 a day is crazy talk.

Erin said...

Oh, come on, your ONLY option was pizza? Which theoretically goes with green beans? I think you could have made do with a bowl of cereal and green beans...or beans and green beans...or a granola bar and green beans.

Trinity said...

Well, that may be true but a granola bar would have put me over just as easily but not by as many. And Diana was eating too so we had to come up with something we both would eat.

Carrie said...

I don't think I could survive at all on 1000 calories a day, let alone live longer! I'd faint every five minutes from food deprivation.

I wouldn't worry about this particular task. I think it's the book's idea of a good joke.

Trinity said...

I can eat 1000 calories and be good for a day. I actually achieve it a few weeks ago. I just didn't plan well for this one.

One Sassy Girl said...

You'll never last. 1000 a day is criminal. I think I saw that report too, but those people who lived longer were some cranky mo fo's!

Trinity said...

Come to think of it, as soon as I ate that half of a pizza I was happy...hmmm. Fat as an anti-depressent. That is interesting.