DAY 1: SEAMLESSLY FLAWED

January 2, 2015

THE HUNGER JAMES OFFICIAL RATING:

Happy 2015 everyone!

 

For those of you that haven’t heard or seen the giant blimp I hired, I am going to be giving up dairy for the month of January. As you may recall, I participated in a vegetarian challenge in July which was actually fun and not as difficult as I initially projected. But, I am having reservations about this challenge…

 

See, I love cheese. More than a normal person. I probably have 2-3 servings of some type of cheese every day; from cream cheese on my morning bagel to blue cheese crumbles in my salad for lunch to macaroni and cheese for dinner. It’s intense. And that’s just the cheese part. I also love sour cream, ranch dressing, and mayonnaise (especially mayonnaise). So, by giving up dairy for 31 days, this is going to be a big adjustment to my diet and lifestyle. But I am ready!

 

I am excited to try new foods and am hoping that by going dairy-free I will lose some weight and just feel better and healthier in general. So, please join me on the next 31 days and if you have any ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment or E-Mail me! 

I woke up on January 1st at 1:30 in the afternoon, hungover. Not the way I originally planned on starting off my year. I walked from my bed straight to the kitchen in search for something – anything – I could devour and go back to bed. But I had nothing. I did have a frozen pizza, but realized it would have to wait until February.

 

So what did I do? I opened up Seamless on my laptop and browsed the nearby open restaurants I could order from. I went to my order history and found this bagel shop that I frequent. I ordered a bacon and egg sandwich on an everything bagel with a side of homefries and a Snapple. I completed my order, sat down on the couch, and watched a movie with my roommate. It wasn’t until the end credits started to roll did I realize I still had not eaten my food. And that was because it was still not delivered.

 

I checked my email and saw that I placed the order an hour and a half ago, and it was promised in 30-45 minutes. Frustrated and starving, I called up the establishment to check on my food. “It should have been delivered” the guy told me. When I expressed anger, rage, and actually used the phrase, “Do you know who I am?” he promised that he would make me a fresh sandwich and deliver it right away.

Fifteen minutes later, I had my bacon and egg sandwich…at 4pm. I wasn’t even in the mood anymore. All I wanted to do was take a shower and go take a nap. But after all the trouble I went through, I know I needed to sit down and enjoy my sandwich. And you know what? I did enjoy it. It was worth the wait.

 

After I was done, I laid back in bed, put on Netflix and eventually passed out until 8pm. When I woke up, I was hungry again and realized I still had no food in my house. So what did I do? That’s right I cried in frustration. But then, after my tantrum, I opened up Seamless again to order something for dinner.

 

 

Not wanting a hamburger or Chinese food, I searched for a sushi restaurant close to my house.

 

Now, I am not really a big sushi person. I don’t eat fish and honestly I never understand people who say, “I am craving sushi.” What’s there to crave? To me it is very bland and not filling. But, realizing I had just eaten a large breakfast (at 4pm) I decided it would be good to have something light.

 

So I ordered an avocado roll and a tempura sweet potato roll. I sat back on my couch and watched tv, waiting for the sound of my doorbell. An hour later, I was still sitting there with no food. “What the WHAT is going on today?!” I screamed. I called up the sushi place to check on my order. He said the same thing, that I should have gotten my food already, but he would make a new one and send it out.

 

So far, 2015 was not going my way.

 

When my sushi finally arrived, I opened up the soy sauce and dug in. It was the perfect little “snack” to have before bed. I really liked the avocado roll and think if I ever get dragged to a sushi dinner, I could just eat four to five rolls of that. The sweet potato roll had a weird texture, but once I got past the crunchy-then-soft consistency of the vegetable, I started to like it as well.

 

I am hoping that my next 30 days go a little bit more…seamlessly.