July 16, 2011

Alternate protein sources…..

So today it was raining like the heavens opened up and I might need to think about building an arc…..I spent the day being totally lazy and contemplating skipping my run, even though I currently have the availability of a treadmill to use so weather is really no excuse……anyhoo while I was busy being lazy today I was thinking about alternate protein sources because A) I am poor B) I am getting sick of eating nothing but chicken…….I loathe fish….I try to eat it then it gets wasted because no matter what kind of fish no matter how it’s seasoned I still can’t bring myself to eat it…..the only type of fish I can handle is albacore tuna (the white tuna) and at 2.99 a can it’s far too rich for this student’s diet most days….how sad is that? Tuna is a luxury lol…….I rarely eat red meat…..although I could happily eat a nice slice of bbq’d moo alas I can not afford much of that either…..extra lean ground beef in the smallest butcher pack they sell usually runs about $4.00 so also not a regular option……I’m on the fence about tofu…..some I like some not so much……so most of the time my protein comes from chicken because I can buy a box of boneless skin-less for what amounts to about $1.30 a piece…..soooo the fact that I eat chicken at least 5 days a week is starting to make meals a snore…….Even with my stellar cluinary skills!……Eggs are even cheaper but I already eat those for breakfast almost every single day, and I despise eggs LOL…pork is out of the question I really do not like the taste…..sooooo once again thinking about alternate protein sources on the cheap 🙂

I was thinking beans etc….then it stopped raining and I really really had no more excuses not to run so I got dressed and off I went……I was getting into the beats and still trying to think up meals with protein other than chicken……when BLAMO! something flew in my MOUTH!!!!!!! I came dangerously close to it becoming part of my bubble gum! I spit it out….well rather I tried to spit it out….anyone who knows me knows that I do not have the ability to spit at all…..last time the need arose and I tried I ended up spitting on myself LOL…….anyway I ended up having to fish said black fly out of my mouth with my finger…..again anyone who knows me knows how traumatic this is! I hate bugs….any kind of bugs…..but the little ones are the worst…..they are sneaky….they buzz around your face and then dive bomb your ears!…..they flit around your eyes then swoop into your mouth!….disgusting…..I have a wicked gag reflex sooooo needless to say I began to gag…..picture me running down a residential street gagging and people staring like what’s up with this freak? haha!……at one point I actually had to stop running because I was in full dry heave hell…….all for a stupid little black fly!  This was NOT the alternate source of protein I had in mind!

From now on I’m stickin’ to chicken 😛



  1. HAHAHA! That happens to me a lot here. Summer is worse for flying dive bombing bugs.

    You hate fish? hmmm…oh … we have super fish here.
    Eat beans.

    Comment by Jennifer Avventura — July 17, 2011 @ 3:39 am

    • lol yeah go figure i live in the fish capital of Canada and i despise fish! it’s stinky I can’t eat it LOL – i do eat beans but it’s not very work friendly if ya know what I mean 🙂

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — July 17, 2011 @ 9:30 am

  2. funny 🙂 what about cottage cheese? with fruit and almonds, very good source of protein.

    Comment by Barb Wagner — July 17, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    • hey bar-b-doll! very good suggestion! i already eat cottage cheese with fresh fruit and a few almonds as my mid-morning snack every single day LOL…..great minds think alike 🙂

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — July 18, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

  3. heheh O No! I hate when things like that happens. Or being on a bicycle and having a bugger land in the eye.

    Heres an alternate protien source That can sustain life all by itself. A super food combination: ‘Real’ peanutbutter spread on stone ground whole wheat toast. Its a complete protien, and you can add honey to the top for extra taste. The simple sugars in honey are healthy too. 🙂

    Comment by midaevalmaiden — August 9, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

  4. ha ha oh dear!!! You could try protein shakes, the big tubs of powder arent too expensive and are pretty tasty (some of them!)

    Comment by wreckingmachine — August 25, 2011 @ 9:57 am

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