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To Those That Worry About My Health

Every week, I am met at some point in time with the question/statement, “You’re eating enough, right?”

My answer? I can never eat enough. I am a breastfeeding, ultra-running, metabolism-of-a-teenager mom and I am ALWAYS HUNGRY. I wake up and eat right away and I go to sleep dreaming of what I will eat tomorrow. When I run, I think of food. When I relax, I think of food. When I eat, I think of food. I get seconds, thirds, sometimes fourths. Free samples are the first thing I beeline to when I walk into Costco or Trader Joe’s. Yes, I barely weigh 100 pounds at times but I am trying my best and, man, you don’t even know how hard it is for me to gain weight.

But that doesn’t mean I am going to give up running or even decrease my mileage. Just please, please, please stop questioning my health because I hear it all the time from everyone I know and your overwhelming concern is becoming overbearing. Did you know that I can eat half a bag of Costco trail mix in one setting? Can you? Stop talking to me about my weight because if I said anything about yours, the world would be in an uproar.


And thank you.


I Really Like Lists

After hours of sitting and thinking and drooling, I came up with a list of my all-time favorite foods.


1. Dried apricots. Not just apricots, but dried apricots.

2. Animal crackers. The original ones. None of that fake stuff.

3. Coconut. It’s perfect. You can eat it, wear it, carve it, smell it,…yeah, you read me.

4. Top Ramen. Pretty much the only soup I like.

5. Pepperoni. Plain old pepperoni. So good.

6. Fig Newton bars. Oh, that gooey, sticky bite of sunshine. That melt-in-your-mouth, wonderful, amazing…thing.

7. Garlic bread. I like garlic bread.

8. Vanilla bean yogurt. Because it’s beautiful.

9. Honey Nut Cheerios. With 1% milk. That the perfect percent, you know. Number 1.

10. Dark chocolate. Don’t even get me started.


By the way, the above list is in no particular order.




the world was spinning around and around and around and when it stopped everyone was flung up and out into space all whirling confused and disoriented and dizzy from spinning too much and so fast and no one could go back because out there gravity wasn’t existing like on earth and they were too far away anyway and soon everyone was really tired and hungry but they couldn’t sleep because they kept getting flipped upside down and they just weren’t used to it and they couldn’t eat since the world forgot to fling the food out with the rest of everything and so pretty soon they all just gave up and died and their dead bodies were floating around in every direction and it turns out one of the little angels had a momentary lapse of reason and was up there playing marbles with the planets



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Ode to Chocolate

Fudge tastes good
Deliciously filling
Maybe white or dark
It can be; if you’re willing
Chocolatey goodness
In every bite
A scrumptious pudding
Your heart’s delight
A beautiful square
Perfection at last
Companions; beware
It disappears too fast



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Beans & Rice

When someone asks you what your favorite food is, you’re not going to reply with, “Rice and beans.” No. Because rice and beans aren’t exactly an all-time favorite. Rice by itself is, of course. Not only is it cheap, but even I (considering how picky I can be) find a steaming bowl of white rice delicious. It’s when you add the beans into the mix that things get yucky. Even the colors seem yucky, brown and white, all mushy and sticky, gooping off your spoon or fork or hand (or whatever you eat with), some of it dropping and hitting you right in the shirt. Let’s face it, beans and rice are just plain nasty.

You may be wondering why I even began writing about beans and rice in the first place. Well, if you remember where I recently moved to, and think about the country’s staples, you may realize why I’m in a beans and rice state of mind. After having beans and rice for lunch and dinner, I’m feeling rather starched, and rather brown and white and mushy and sticky and goopy. Yeah, but not full, ‘cuz I contracted a case of the “in and out,” which is simply another way to say (diarrhea! which doesn’t look all that different from the picture below).

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