Monday, March 24, 2008

Eat Some Fruit

We trying to improve our eating habits. Mrs. Wheelie subscribed to a fruit and vegetable delivery service recently. Every other Thursday, we now get a bin of various fruits and vegetables like spinach, pears, garlic, tangerines, broccoli, etc. In our initial excitement over this new healthy habit, we plowed through our two week ration in just 7 days. (Feeling healthier already) Anyway, we resolved to supply the next 7 days by buying a pile of veggies and fruits at the local store. One thing we forgot to factor into this purchase is that we planned many meals away from home during the Easter weekend and Mrs. Wheelie is traveling for work this week. So I've taken it upon myself to eat all of the veggies and fruits before they go bad and go to waste. To this end, I posted a simple note on the front door... "Eat Some Fruit." As of this morning there are two grapefruits, 4 bananas, 1 cantaloupe, 1 old apple, 3 pears, some garlic, a head of red lettuce, and maybe some more broccoli. We're getting more on Thursday, so I'm really under the gun here. So far today, I've gone through 1 banana, 1 grapefruit, and a pear, and that's better than usual so I think the sign is working. Experts say the new rule is five to NINE servings a day (4.5 cups); that's impossible! I might be able to choke down a salad tonight, and I really do love salad, but I'm not sure if I can keep this up. The cantaloupe is intimidating.