Weekly Response – Food Challenge (2/16)

Yeah, so this week Mr. Knight challenged us to not eat the same thing twice. Don’t worry, it’s not a bad as it sounds. We can eat food containing the same products twice (ice cream, butter, cheese, etc.), but we aren’t supposed to eat the exact same thing twice. It’s not that hard to understand.

            I will say right now that I have already failed this miserably. This isn’t to say that I didn’t try though. At first, my attitude was to purposely eat the same thing at every meal, just out of spite, to get back at Mr. Knight for all of the evil things he teaches us in his class (but not really). Then I thought about it some and thought that maybe it might be a good idea. If I have seen the cafeteria offering the same thing twice, I have tried to avoid it. That being said, I am completely at the mercy of the salad bar. Whenever I walk by it, I swear that I can hear the spinach calling my name, wanting to hang out with its cucumber and tomato friends and to be lathered in copious amounts of feta cheese and cheap Italian dressing. I have had a salad (containing spinach and cucumbers and tomatoes and feta cheese) at practically every meal, and plan on continuing to do so, even after this challenge is over. I guess the first step in treating an addiction is accepting the fact that you have one in the first place.

 I am also failing at not eating bananas and yogurt, which I have for breakfast every day (I’m not a big fan of the cafeteria breakfast; waking up to a square egg patty is not my idea of a happy day). I am creature of habit, and I guess that this food challenge, while it is kind of a good idea, doesn’t offer enough incentive to take the energy to find something else to eat, and it certainly doesn’t warrant ruining my day with square egg patties and fake, plastic wrapped sausage.

In conclusion, I think that this was an enlightening brain refresh, and it made me realize that I am reliant a relatively small selection of foods for my daily nourishment. It also shows that I am quite stubborn and do not wish to change my ways for the sake of brain-refreshment.

Can people go to rehab for salad addictions?

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One Response to Weekly Response – Food Challenge (2/16)

  1. Mr. Sturdy Knight says:

    I am glad to see that you have grasped the true intent of the challenge, William. Yes, it is very difficult to deny ourselves the habitual foods that we get used to in our daily diets. I myself ate one or two cheeseburgers every day during my college years. All in all, I think your dependence on fresh fruit and vegetables is a fairly forgivable failing. If they try to send you to salad rehab, just say, “no, no, no.”

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