Friday, May 29, 2009

Day 20: Cake, Strawberries, Ice Cream

Name: Chocolate cake with strawberries and ice cream.

Total Ingredients: 15-ish.

Why Unhealthy: take your pick.

Personal Justification: Although this particular party was neither for a birthday or filled with awkward conversation, it allowed me the excuse to reuse this entry from my old haiku blog:

Monday, August 27, 2007

"Office Birthday Cake"

two-sided menace,
made of sugar, flour, and
awkward office chats.

Enabler(s): Our Assessment grad for getting a job, and the Admin office at the Union for providing the celebratory cake.

Personal Pledge: Only ate about half of what I was given. Restraint level was near all-time highs.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Day 19: Kettle Korn

Name: Kettle Korn

Total Ingredients: 7

Why Unhealthy: Salt + Sugar.

Personal Justification: We're headed towards the expiration date, so rather than letting it go bad, I'm saving the environment by eating it or whatever.

Enabler(s): Orville: Personal Pledge: To eat the smart pop type that's less unhealthy. I think it's actually better anyway.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 18: Bagelheads Bagel

: Bagelheads Bagel w/ cream cheese

Total Ingredients: 15

Why Unhealthy: Fat, calories.

Personal Justification: Felt like a Bagelheads trip was needed.

Enabler(s): Bagelheads?

Personal Pledge: Going w/ the whole wheat makes it feel extremely healthy. I'll keep that going on future trips.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 17: Shishkaberry

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: Shishkaberry

Total Ingredients: 6

Why Unhealthy: Strawberries and Bananas, yes, but covered in chocolate. And on a stick.

Personal Justification: The opportunity was there for chocolate covered fruit on a stick, and I wasn't sure when said opportunity would appear again.

Enabler(s): The Seattle Mariners and their park, Safeco Field, where they make said item.

Personal Pledge: Next time, eat strawberries sans chocolate.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 16: Top Pot Donut

Name: Top Pot Donut

Total Ingredients: 10

Why Unhealthy: Fat & Sugar

Justification: They're at starbucks anywhere, but this is the official spot.

Enabler: Lindsay for booking a hotel this close.

Personal Pledge: To not eat top pot donuts after I leave seattle.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 15: Coconut Cherry Chocolate Mini Cheesecake

Name: Coconut Cherry Chocolate Mini Cheesecake

Total Ingredients: Many

Why Unhealthy: Every reason, ever.

Justification: You're in Pike's Place Market, you've just gorged yourself on cheese products, what else can you do but top it off with a dessert?

Enabler: Allison, for encouraging us to walk back to The Confectional, who's motto is 'Confess Your Love For Cheesecake."

Personal Pledge: To not eat another one of these. It was surprisingly disappointing (really the only bad food I ate all day).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 14: Jack and Coke

Name: Jack and Coke

Total Ingredients: 20

Why Unhealthy: An "Upper" and a "Downer"

Justification: Coping mechanism for snuffer sitting near me on my flight and trauma of vomiters in back of the plane.

Enabler: American Airlines

Personal Pledge: To try it with coke zero next time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day 13: Blow Pop

Name: Cherry Blow Pop

Total Ingredients: 10

Why Unhealthy: Sugar

Personal Justification: It was incredibly colorful.

Enabler(s): Kaplan, who was handing them on campus out to students looking to take a GRE prep course. Naturally, I took two since I already took the GRE's.

Personal Pledge: Probably don't need one, since I think having so much sugar free gum over the past few years has turned me off permanently to sugary gum.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 12: Cannoli

Name: Cannoli

Total Ingredients: 12

Why Unhealthy: Saturated Fat, Cholesterol

Personal Justification: The Italian side of my family may have failed in forcing me to eat lots of meat-oriented dishes, but they scored a direct hit in hooking me on pastries at an early age.

Enabler(s): Fresh Market.

Personal Pledge: Just got the one. Doubtful that will take off more than a day or two of life.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Day 11: Popcorn

Name: Popcorn

Total Ingredients: 3 (I think)

Why Unhealthy: Salt

Personal Justification: About to suffer through a movie that is the sequel to a pretty awful original (Angels & Demons). Popcorn could be the saving grace here.

Enabler(s): AMC Theatres.

Personal Pledge: Gonna go with the kids pack. I get a candy and soda also, but at least it's a small popcorn.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 10: Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting

Name: Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting

Total Ingredients: 13

Why Unhealthy: Eggs, butter, Chocolate, etc.

Personal Justification: How could I pass up a personal delivery? Plus I had eaten Pad Thai and salad for lunch, which felt like it balanced it out.

Enabler(s): The lovely Ms. Meghan and the lovely Ms. Rebekah.

Personal Pledge: Next time I'm in Publix food shopping, I'll avoid the baked good section. (No I won't).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Day 9: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Name: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Total Ingredients: 1 plus however many ingredients are in chocolate.

Why Unhealthy: More bad karma than unhealthy. I took them from the table marked for only 'lactose intolerant' guests at the function, which I am not. Pretty sure there is dairy in chocolate though.

Personal Justification: Come on, there was a strawberry in there.

Enabler: My boss' boss' boss? Who I assume made the menu.

Personal Pledge: The pledge came in beforehand, when I pledged not to eat 2 dozen.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 8: Cookie Brownie Bar

Name: Cookie Brownie Bar

Total Ingredients: 20 (est.)

Why Unhealthy: Mixing brownies, cookies, and chocolate chips.

Personal Justification: At any and all office functions, you're allowed to eat whatever you want, in excess. That's my rule, and it is copyrighted.

Enabler: Billy the Baker.

Personal Pledge: No pledge necessary. I ate a grilled portobello and grilled pineapple also, so I feel like that easily balances out the cookiebrowniething. Right? Right?? Whatever.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 7: Twix Peanut Butter

Name: Twix Peanut Butter

Total Ingredients: 30

Why Unhealthy: Bad is the fact that it is a candy bar. Worse is the fact that it was probably around 1 1/2 years old.

Personal Justification: Each time I've tried one of these, I've disliked it, but feel like I probably should like it. Let's chalk it up to competitive spirit.

Enabler: Dani Su, who brought Twix to campus last year as a corporate sponsor, who then gave out many, many boxes of Twix.

Personal Pledge: Throwing out the leftover candy bars this week. Probably.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 6: Peanut Butter Cupcake

Name: Peanut Butter Cupcake

Total Ingredients: 5

Why Unhealthy: I could feel my body shaking with the amount of sugar I had ingested.

Personal Justification: I wanted to feel my body shake with the amount of sugar I had ingested.

Enabler: Luli's.

Personal Pledge: I will not brag in this post about the high amount of protein contained within this cupcake's peanut butter, thus rendering it arguably healthy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 5: Skittles Crazy Cores

Name: Skittles Crazy Cores

Total Ingredients: 9

Why Unhealthy: I once heard a dentist say that Nerds is the worst food for your teeth, but I believe Skittles were a solid #2.

Personal Justification: Two Flavors in each Skittle.

Enabler: CVS, for so prominently featuring such a shiny wrapper so closely to the checkout counter.

Personal Pledge: I will continue to share this ongoing pack of Skittles, to the point of being a nuisance in trying to get others to try them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day 4: Cadbury Creme Egg

Name: Cadbury Creme Egg

Total Ingredients: 12

Why Unhealthy: I actually can't think of anything that is healthy about it. Calcium?

Personal Justification: Easter season comes but once a year, and it was time to let go til next year. The only way to have closure on the holiday was to finish my last remaining egg.

Enabler: My friend Millie that imported me 2 4-packs of the full eggs from across city limits. It felt illegal.

Personal Pledge: I will not eat Cadbury Creme Eggs until we start approaching Easter season next year. Unless Cadbury releases a special edition at some other point during the year.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 3: Royal Cookie

Name: Royal Cookie

Total Ingredients: Many. Exact number unknown. Some mix of chocolate, coconut, oatmeal, and some other stuff.

Why Unhealthy: It's a cookie.

Personal Justification: They microwave it. Every instinct I have told me to get it.

Enabler: The urban planner for downtown Tallahassee. There aren't many good moderate, quick lunch choices.

Personal Pledge: I will not count the coconut portion as a fruit serving for the day.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 2: Dippin' Dots

Name: Dippin' Dots

Total Ingredients: 23

Why Unhealthy: High fat, sugar.

Personal Justification: Ice Cream of the Future!

Enabler: FSU Baseball Game Vendor. And their shiny sign.

Personal Pledge: Next FSU baseball game, I'll sneak in TCBY or something.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 1: Sunkist Fruit Snacks

Name: Sunkist Fruit (Flavored) Snacks

Total Ingredients: 18

Why Unhealthy: Pure sugar.

Personal Justification: 100% of my vitamin C for the day!

Enabler: Unnamed student, who told me I "had to try them frozen." I did. It was pretty good.

Personal Pledge: I will eat an actual apple later today.