Friday, April 23, 2010

Little slips, to the slippery slope.

The fitness thing I pretty much have down. I love a good sweat. That really great feeling you get after ridiculous amounts of activity. It is the diet that I struggle with. I am such a weird person. I love, love, love, fruits and veggies. So much so that I have toyed with becoming a vegan....not just a vegetarian, but full on vegan.

On the flip side, I am from Texas and an occasional rare steak is a great treat (Laura, I am confident that you may have just thrown up a little just apologies.)

But the meat thing is not really my problem. Nor is the junk thing. I love McDonald's. This we know, but I really can limit it and only indulge on occasion.

My problem is cheese.

I eliminated all dairy for this simple fact. Giving myself the exception of really special occasions (Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival, Paris, etc).

But after Pebble Beach, I have been on the slippery cheese slope.

I feel like an adulterer.

Extreme and dramatic? Check. This is who I am at my very core.

But I do. I purchased a hunk of Gorgonzola today and felt a rush of blood due to the excitement of doing something wrong.

I used cream to make whip cream for strawberries today.

Oh, I am sliding. I have to get back on the program. Dairy makes such a HUGE difference in the way I feel and in the way my body holds on to fat that I don't want to eat it. But I do.

Cheese. You are so wrong, but you feel so right.


  1. "The slippery cheese slope." Hahaha! Would that be like a melted cheddar or a more of a Cheez Whiz?

  2. Nothing wrong with a small slice (or big hunk) of cheese. Your bones and your taste buds will thank you for it.

  3. No throwing up here. I was a meat eater for most of my life (although I never liked steaks), and for me it was a gradual change to veganism. I tried several times to be vegetarian for health reasons (even at OU) but fell off the wagon, so to speak, each time. Usually due to societal pressures. But what made this time stick, was after I watched Earthlings. Then my commitment was based on the animal's welfare and my own. I was not vegan straight away though - that took time, and the more I learned, the more I revised my diet only going vegan last May 2009. Cheese is addictive though and not figuratively - literally! There are opiates in cheese from the casein that when digested are found in your body as morphine and other casomorphins. They are more concentrated in cheese (greater than milk) and they are the responsible for calming the infant cow and building and strengthening the maternal cow-calf bond. You can check out more here:
    And can Google it as well. It is scientifically proven and so this is why most vegetarians (and non) have a hard time giving up cheese. My cravings went away after 3 months. They were a hard three months but thankfully I lived. :)

  4. Oh man - I FEEL YOUR PAIN. I DO!! I DO! I've been [trying] to be dairy-free for a month now. UGGGGGG. I cracked up when I read about the Gorgonzola. [btw, that is my very most favorite in the whole world - I might be a little dramatic too.;) ]

  5. My vice is chocolate. Dark chocolate. Honestly, that isn't even the real problem. The real problem is that one small piece of dark chocolate must be followed with a large glass of ice cold milk. I drink milk at no other time. I am brand specific. It must be ice cold ( yes, I put ice cubes in it). But none-the- less, I have that glass of milk EVERYDAY.

    I am in such a work out/ running slump right now. I will run everyday for a week, then not run again for five days. I can't motivate myself to get to the gym. I can't figure out what the deal is!