Monday, September 1, 2008

Got Mo?

I just found out, much to my delight and amusement, that milk is the state beverage of Virginia. I thought you might like to know this bit of information in case you have been wondering just what your legislators are doing all day. I used to think they might be doing something important, but now I know they are just sitting around and submitting random animals and objects for the honor of being the "state" something-or-other. I'm glad to know my tax dollars are being put to good use. (As an aside, it made me wonder what other sorts of weird state things there are - Utah has a state cooking pot, Arizona has state neckwear, Nevada has a state fossil, and Texas, well, Texas just has a really big state ego).

Anyway, back to milk. It is probably my favorite regular beverage. I say regular because it's in my house all the time, and I wouldn't consider ordering it at a restaurant. Of course I never order drinks in a restaurant, I always have water with lemon. But if I did order a drink I probably wouldn't order milk. Unless it was a Mexican restaurant, in which case I would order milk before soda, because soda and spicy food just don't mix.

Anyway, (did I say that already?) due to the new method of torture I've been experimenting with, I can't drink milk like I used to. Well, I could, but I'm already starving (seriously) and I'd rather eat my weight watcher's points than drink them, so that means a serious cutback on my favorite beverage. Michael seems to be making up for my lack of milk-drinking though. He asks for "mo" all day long. That kid can guzzle it down like no child I've ever seen.

And speaking of diets, I'm down three pounds. To celebrate my weight-loss, I ate a candybar.

Priorities, you know.

7 comments:

Evil HR Lady said...

I so totally agree with you. Even 1 cup of skim milk is 2 points. That's equal to a large WW ice cream bar. Umm, which is better?

I do try to take calcium supplements, though.

Megan B said...

Yay for 3 pounds!! Hey, I say better to eat a candy bar than a bag of candy bars.

Amy said...

Congrats on the diet progress! I'm not a big believer in "diets" since you could classify them as cruel and unusual punishment, but if I was going to support one it would be Weight Watchers. I absolutely LOVE their cookbook! I use it more than any other cookbook I own, and the food always tastes fabulous to me. Good luck! Don't forget to exercise! You'll burn twice the amount of pounds than just dieting alone, and you'll blow your sisters out of the water! But I'm sure no one wants to hear the peppy advice of an aerobics instructor when they're starving. ;) But I'm cheering for you! As I do for anyone making healthy habits.

fiona said...

And we Texans are darn proud of our state ego!! I guess that goes without saying ;) Nice of Michael to rub it in that he can have milk and you can't, haha! Way to go with the diet, I agree, candybars are GREAT rewards for losing weight. All things in moderation, right? Or at least most things...

Tiffany said...

I'm sorry to tell you this, but I just read this post and I had to go get a drink of milk!

Bonnie said...

Okay, Tiffany, that is just cruel.

The Wolford Pack (Jen) said...

I love milk! Milk is especially good with chocolate chip cookies! :)

Congratulations on your progress! Hey, next time you celebrate more progress can we celebrate together with milk and chocolate chip cookies? I know maybe that's not good motivation but if you're going to eat candy bars (and the like) you should do it with a friend. :)