I cook pretty well for myself, especially considering that I live alone (again) and didn’t know how to cook at all a few years ago. Most of the time, there are one or two fancy meals a week (and by fancy, I mean fresh food cooked into something that includes more than four ingredients), and there are plenty of leftovers to get me from one cooking spree to the next. I really think I’m relatively healthy. I even like vegetables. A lot.
Then there are weeks like this one. I was feeling lazy last Sunday, so when it was my turn to provide food for 8-ish people, I got help from my good friend Papa John. He’s an obliging fellow.
There was some leftover pizza after that, and I thought I would eat it for the next day or two and then go to the grocery store. Well, it’s Thursday. I haven’t eaten anything except for cereal and pizza since Saturday. My body hates me. I even put some of the pizza in the freezer, and I think there’s one more portion of it in the fridge.
The only real positive here is that eating cereal and one and a half extra-large pizzas for a week is a surprisingly economical option. My body doesn’t care about that though. It wants leafy greens and piles of protein, stat! I’ve never wanted a plate full of spinach with a side of steak as much as I do at this moment. I’d gladly devour anything that has about a trillion vitamins, some significant meat, and contains no bread. The fact that I don’t want bread is astounding. That might never, ever happen again.
I’m pretty sure I won’t be eating pizza at the wedding I’m going to on Friday night, so there’s a break in sight. Thank you, friends, for getting married and feeding your guests! Until then, I think I’ll just plow through the last few slices. Almost there.