Saturday, April 19, 2008

Low calorie, high cardboard

Lee Ann Setzer

Like Doug, I’m 42 and appalled at what my body did to me while I wasn’t looking. And, like Doug, I’m not going to take it sitting down (since sitting down caused the problem).

So I joined the gym, and they advised eating a serving of protein after exercising. For some reason, it seemed like a good idea to try making these myself. Found a recipe involving whey, egg whites, and copious amounts of powdered milk. The critics were not impressed:

Number one son: Tastes like dark matter.
Number two son: Tastes like absolute zero. (We have a scientific turn of phrase around here)
Daughter: Yuck!
Husband (who’s usually not too picky): Umm...better try again.
Mother (who happened to be visiting): Wow. If I had to eat that after exercising, I’d never exercise.

So there they sat, mocking me (the protein bars, not the family members). Decided after a couple of days to exact revenge. I put them in the food processor, added butter and brown sugar, ground them up, and baked them again, this time with apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Presto! Cardboard crisp! Everyone ate it, and it’s gone now. I win.

Doug, the sad moral of the story is for you: There is no problem so great that a little cholesterol and sugar can’t solve it.


Tamster said...

Isn't there a better way to get a serving of protein? You could still exercise without, you know! Good luck! Keep standing! :-)

Doug Johnston said...

I lost another pound... Also thanks to Tracy Winegar for leaving me a DIET Mountain Dew on my door step when she picked up some books on Saturday.

Kammi Rencher said...

Try eating a few nuts. They're tasty, they're a good source or protein, and they contain good fats.