Today was silly in all sorts of ways. One is that I had to unexpectedly go to the store--TWICE. Once it was because I was printing out buttloads of info and I couldn't find any more paper (I bought a bunch, returned, and then found my store of paper hidden under a bunch of junk on my desk), and the other time was to get more ink for my inkjet printer. I got one of those little injection kits where you refill the cartridge with a syringe! I felt like a doctor, operating on that poor little lifeless ink cartridge . . . now it is feeling fine. Wahoo.

So, the diet continues . . .

My friend says I should take some kind of diet pill that boosts your metabolism. I don't care to do that, I don't think. I am scared of those things, and scared I might either get addicted to them or become dependent on them to keep off whatever weight I lose. I think I'll stick to just eating 1000 calories a day until further notice.

My menu today:

½ cup lite cottage cheese: 80 calories
1 banana: 105 calories

1½ cup salad
1 cup raw mushrooms
20 baby carrots
Dressing (akin to Thousand Island):
2 tablespoons lite Miracle Whip: 70 calories
1 tablespoon Heinz Ketchup: 40 calories
(I ate exactly this yesterday!)

1 packet plain oatmeal: 100 calories
¼ cup lite syrup: 30 calories

1 Morningstar hot dog (the fake stuff, mmm yummy!): 80 calories
A bun for that sucker: 80 calories
1 cup milk: 90 calories
¼ cup dried apricots: 100 calories

That adds up to 845 calories today, which leaves me 155 to play with! I was thinking of gnawing on some Morningstar fake bacon (2 strips is 60 calories), or having a grapefruit (40 cals) or 2 bread and butter pickles (20 cals) or even some Sunny Delight (120 calories for 8 fluid ounces, baby). Maybe if I feel like it I'll even have some Coke (8 fluid ounces is 100 calories with NO nutritional value WHATSOEVER--hurrah for junk!) or 130 calories worth of Wheat Thins! (That's sixteen crackers.) Whoo, I'm having a dieting ball. :) Oh yeah, I might want ketchup on my hot dog. That'll be 40 calories, please drive through.