Monday, September 18, 2006


Just a quick post for intermission. Something I've thought about since a few days ago but I haven't posted.

I was so terrified that I was going to get constipated or sick or messed up in some way by the food here. But just the opposite has happened. Even though I have eaten some foods that broke some of the rules I read about (I ate an unpeeled apple and plenty of raw vegetables), I've had excellent... umm... processes.

I think I know why...

Back home I was (even though I didn't want to admit it much) eating waayyyy too much fast food and otherwise unhealthy foods. I haven't had anything like that hear except for once (McDonalds, which made me sick).


I think the year here will be an excellent time to shift over to a permanent anti-fastfood kick. I don't even miss Chik-fil-a. At all. I don't miss sweet tea either thanks to green tea.

Of course, I'll look back at this post in a few months when I'm going through the throes of home-sickness and edit the sweet tea part out. I just know it.

EDIT: I didn't mean this post to sound like an epiphany I had all by myself. A lot of you have pointed this out to me on several occaisions that I eat that stuff too frequently. Its just that I think I had to see physical evidence on the counterpoint myself to be sufficiently shocked into self-awareness of the problem. I am especially thinking of Laura Blythe pointing that out to me. I was defensive about it cause I was embarrassed, and ignored it somewhat, but thanks for pointing it out.


Anonymous said...

I often awake muttering the words "combo number 8, 12 pack, value size, with sweet tea to drink" ... I miss the chicken.

Anonymous said...

So glad that you are "processing" well.

I remember when you used to room with us, and only ate pepperoni pizza, Hot Pockets, Cherry Pop Tarts and oranges.
I wondered, how is he even getting enough nutrients to survive.
Well, at least you were getting vitamin c, so no scurvy for you!

I can't wait to eat in China!

Laura Blythe

Drew said...

Yup, I definately remember that... even the Hot Pockets were pepperoni.

And Dan, I understand completely. I probably shouldn't watch an episode of Frasier while I'm here, I'm sure I'll definately have an intense, insatiable craving for Chick-fil-a.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a night on the wall helped enlighten you too. I think thats where the next Survivor should be, 39 days on the wall, what do you think? And Dan, I hope your Chic-fil-a urges lessen with time so you can sleep through the night.