Baby Steps

I’ll avoid ranting about class last night, or co-workers today. My co-worker and have already heard it, so I suppose it’d be like beating a dead horse to re-tell those stories a third time.

Instead, let me tell you about the genius thing I did today (and it’s only 10:30 am!).

So I’ve been working on this horrendous coding project which has me so bored that I’m literally falling asleep at my desk while doing it (seriously – the moment I turn away and do something else I’m fine, but when I turn back to the computer to work on it, my eyelids get heavy). Tuesday was rough, so yesterday I decided to attempt to keep myself awake by, um, eating 1/3 box of those Ritz crackers and cheese sandwiches (but the Target brand, which is even better because the cheese is yummier, in my opinion). I probably would have eaten more, but, well, that was all I had left. You can guess that this is not helping the I-don’t-own-any-pants-that-fit problem.

Today, however, while packing my lunch (and rummaging through the fridge for things that I could bring), I found a container of green beans from last week’s farmer’s market, all washed and ready to go. So today, to keep myself from falling asleep and also to keep myself from eating… myself into oblivion (though tells me this is the incorrect usage of this phrase), I am eating green beans while coding. Not nearly as tasty, but they still do the trick. Plus, extra fiber in my diet! And nutrients and vitamins and micronutrients! Always a good thing.

I looked up the nutritional analysis for raw green beans, and here’s what I found:

  • Serving size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories:25
  • Total carbs: 5 g (2%)
  • Fiber: 3 g (12%)
  • Fat, Cholesterol: 0
  • Great source of: Potassium, Vitamin A, & Vitamin C.

So there you have it. Do my pants fit yet? Yeah, didn’t think so.

I was really thinking that I should try making fried green beans – I had them and they were yummy. But the recipes I’ve found are for beer battered fries, and frying in general makes me scared, and we usually don’t have beer in the house (I don’t think wine-battered is a good idea), so I haven’t yet. Oh, and I haven’t really had any spare time. Maybe I’ll stop by the Farmer’s Market today and get some more so I can try this weekend (I heard they have sweet corn finally, and I definitely want some of that).

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