Just like everybody and they mama, I have opinions. I don't know why anyone in particular would be interested in my opinions. I mean, I don't care about your opinion. So why would you care about mine?
But I am entrenched daily in the media. I see the right get fake outraged over the left. And I see the left get fake outraged on the right. And then I watch as the media blows all of it out of proportion.
Being able to see thru all the contrivedness (no that isn't a word) to what is actually interesting, entertaining, and important is what I'm good at. I think it's a talent, but it probably isn't.
I'm a liberal on some stuff, a conservative on others. It depends on the issue. I MAKE A DECISION ON EACH INDIVIDUAL ISSUE LIKE ANY NORMAL, INTELLIGENT, RATIONAL HUMAN BEING.
Anyone who is all right or all left is DUMB. And anyone who thinks the "other side" of what they believe is somehow "wrong" is also DUMB. It's all opinion.
Oh, and if you're against gay marriage, you're a bigot. And if you don't believe in legalization of marijuana, you're an idiot. And if you disagree with me on anything, you're WRONG.
On Medifast you eat 5 of their "Medifast meals" and 1 "lean and green" meal (which is a protein and then some sort of veggie) per day. I was put on the 5 "Medifast meals" and 2 "lean and green" meals plan because my body burns hella calories. I think that's just a nice way of saying I'm super fat.
Anyways, the Medifast food is good stuff. There are a ton of choices from bars to shakes to soups to chili to crunchy snacks to mac n cheese to cereal and on and on. I stick with the bars and shakes during the week because they're just so convenient and mobile. On the weekends, I enjoy the chili, eggs, sloppy joe, and oatmeal.
But the leans and greens I've customized to me. Medifast gives you a big list of food you can eat, and more importantly, how much of those foods you can eat. I wanted my meals to be as simple, fast, and convenient as possible. So I went down that list and marked the foods I was familiar and comfortable with, and basically through attrition I have narrowed my diet down to a few staples. Remember, this is my plan. If variety is for you, Medifast can roll with that too. But this is what works for me.
Chicken - Chicken all day errday. I eat like 2-3 big bags of chicken per week, which equals to about 10-12 ounces of chicken everyday. When I go shopping I buy like 5-6 big bags of chicken. The checkout clerk looks at me funny. I don't care. Simply put, chicken is the easiest protein for me. I steam like 2-3 bags a weekend. And each steam takes like 45 minutes. So for a couple hours every weekend (cuz I don't have enough time during the week) I'm just kickin' back at the crib steaming chicken. I know, I know. I'm a party animal.
Spinach - I eat mad spinach. I'm like Popeye, yo. Spinach is good for you and it's relatively cheap. I also buy butter lettuce and romaine, but those are more expensive. So I'll eat butter lettuce and romaine on weekends, just to switch it up. But spinach is by far the better value, so Mon-Fri you can find me eating spinach.
Mushrooms - I really like mushrooms. I steam them with the chicken. So I'll have one thing of tupperware with just plain chicken, and one thing of tupperware with chicken and mushrooms. It's just a nice little change-up. During the week when I make my lunch for work, I go with the plain chicken. But when I'm at home eating my second "lean and green" of the day, I have a microwave, so I nuke the chicken with the mushrooms. It's good stuff.
Red vinegar/ Balsamic vinegar/ Extra Virgin Olive Oil - On Medifast I'm required to consume a little EVOO everyday. It's a healthy fat, dontcha know? So I put 1 teaspoon onto my green, usually spinach. I'm also allowed a small amount of vinegar for as a condiment. I go with either red wine vinegar or balsamic, depending on my mood and the kind of green I'm eating. For instance, I always put balsamic on butter lettuce and romaine.
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