John's recent blog caused me to say to myself: "Yes, life is good." It is blessed with shelter, work, friends and food. Lets look at food. I have changed my diet recently to include four-bean salad and cole
slaw. I eat a serving of one of these every other day. The bean salad comes from B.J.'s and it is made by Paisley Farm, it comes in a 64 oz. jar, the price is $5.50. The salad is vinegar
based and is very tasty, so tasty that I use the juice from the jar to put on my cole
slaw, which is merely a bag of shredded stuff from Walmart
. I do not eat much and it all lasts me for quite a while. I use it for my fourth meal of the day.
Breakfast, three days of the week, consists of a McDonald's burrito with two hot sauce and a cup of seniors coffee. The other days I have orange juice, raisin
-bran cereal, milk and half a banana. Lunch can be crunchy peanut butter and crackers (remember Marty buys his in a twenty gallon drum,) or cheese and crackers with water. On rare occasions
I will have two ounces of wine with the cheese and crackers. Other lunches can be one-half a hot pastrami sub from Subway or, a Justaburger
from "What-A-Burger," or can of Campbell's
Soup, or a can of tuna fish and crackers. About four days a month there will be senior lunches and when I go to these they become my large meal of the day. On those days, diner can be 12 medium shrimp with cocktail sauce with wine, or one slice of pizza, or an ear of corn-on-the-cob with salt and real butter, or one slice of sourdough
bread with two tomato slices on it.
Sunday dinner is always pasta with vegetarian sauce, Texas
toast and a three ounce glass of wine. I need the carbs.
for my 5:30, Monday morning, cycle class. Without those carbs.
I finish the ride with an empty tank and it takes an hour to recover, with them I finish fine and am refreshed. Other dinners can be a half-order of Chinese food, or one-sixth of a rotisserie
chicken, or a Quarter Pounder
from McDonald's (no fries or drink), or a ham and cheese sandwich from Hardee's
Snacks are alternated among: a handful
of pistachios, or a handful
of cashews, or a Fuji apple, or about 15 grapes, or some cantaloupe
. Oh yes, every day I have chocolate
, about 20 M& M's with water. When I watch a ballgame I will always pop a bag of popcorn, light butter, and eat it all with a coke.
Yes indeed, life is good.