Deprivation does funny things to the mind. My husband and I decided to go on a diet after a summer…. ahem… year of not really watching what we ate. I’ve never been a good dieter. Diets make me cranky and short tempered. I try to live in the world of all-things-in-moderation, but sometimes I venture into the I-don’t-give-a-damn-just-give-me-another-piece-of-chocolate-cake world, which unfortunately has caught up to me over the past couple of years.
So this week we started the 11-day diet. I figured 11 days is do-able. You choose different foods that you like from two different lists – one of protein, the other carbs – then a menu is created for you combining what you had selected from the list. Easy, right? WRONG!! The first 6 days is very heavy on the protein. Vegetables and fruits really don’t enter the picture much until day 8. By day 3, I was daydreaming of Three Muskateer bars, a candy bar, which I may add, I haven’t purchased or eaten in easily a decade. By day 5, I had fantasies of eating huge bowls of fruit or giant green salads. I actually cheated that day. I ate a red pepper….. shhhhh, don’t tell anyone…..
The most amusing thing though, is I started looking at photos of interiors as food. Brown walls became dark, rich chocolate. All white rooms reminded me of whipped cream. Anything red would set me off dreaming of tomatoes which would lead to thoughts of pasta bolognese or margherita pizzas…….
Shaun Jackson’s Living Room had me
thinking of burgers and fries…..
Visions of pink, yellow, and green
dancing through my head after
Designer Lee Ann Thornton’s space has me
craving Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and
I don’t even LIKE Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream!
Pancakes, Maple Syrup, and a big slab
of melting butter……
Dave Christensen’s Dining room is Dark Chocolate Mousse with a graham cracker crust and fresh whipped cream….
My conclusion? Great interiors, but diets suck.