Wednesday, February 3

Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip...

...did NOT ruin my fast!

First of all, a quick clarification:
I am not doing a 25 day fast, because I have roommates and they have feelings and those feelings are often wrapped up in my well-being and happiness. Thus... They'd freak. :P
However, I AM doing three sets of five day fasts, and only eating up to 350 calories a day on the weekends. In addition to that, I'm working out an hour a day... Which I know isn't a lot, but considering I wasn't working out at all before starting the fast, it can't hurt. :)

Now, on to the good stuff!

I'm in a co-ed business frat (Delta Sigma Pi), and we have rush this week. That means lots of social mingling with food and alcohol present. As every Ana knows... That BITES. (haha, pun intended...)

I coolly ignored the brownies and hot chocolate, passed up the Doritos, hardly glanced at the cheese cubes...
AND THEN: Some ho decided it'd be cool to hand me a chicken strip with Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip on it.

Now, I don't know if you've heard of such a thing, but I'm not going to post a picture of it because it would be triggering to anyone with a stomach. The point is, it's uh-may-zing.

I held it in my hand, calculating calories in my mind, justifying taking just one bite...

And then I promptly dropped it on the ground. No chicken strip would do ME in!

During the tumultuous cleanup and subsequent, "Naomi... You may be a bit of a klutz!", no one offered me a replacement strip, and when I left the mixer I left with dignity and a happily empty stomach. <3

Also, some chick somewhere appreciates my abstention.

I hope that all of you have a similar mind-over-food victory today, whether practicing or recovering! 
Good luck, beautiful ladies! <3

(Annnd... Some Responses!:
Smileyfreak and Scarlet- Thank you both, and you're totally right: Meshak would think I was beautiful even if I were a fish with fur!
Africana- I know I don't have to fast, but that's just an easier solution than eating appropriate amounts. I hope your plan is working for you, as well!
TheLittleFlower and Bl33ding Truth- I'm so glad you found me and that my blog makes you happy! ^_^
Sairs- You're welcome. <3)



  1. I've never tried the "whoops! butterfingers! silly me!" tactic. Thats a good one. Although everyone who handed me food would probably think I've lost motor function in my extremities with all the food I'd be throwing around! lol

    Rasberry Chipotle ranch sauce sounds really interesting and like a total dealbreaker for me. I'd probably inhale it. I'm a sucker for dipping foods, potato chips and french onion, tortilla chips and salsa, veggies and dill dip, ANYTHING with hummus. These are the types of foods that send me into a bingefest. Good job resisting!



  2. ahhahh i love dropping food on the ground! best excuse ever, and you can use it over and over. i dropped a terrifying Dutch waffle smothered in chocolate on the ground in Amsterdam in the red light district once... nobody's going to make me pick that up and eat it!

    xx x

  3. Hail the conqueror of a Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip smothered chicken strip! :) I hope this weekend goes well for you. Try not to get alcohol poisoning or anything if you decide to drink. That would completely ruin your plans for fasting and that would just be horrible lol.

    Good luck!

    XOXO Sarah

  4. Wow, that is a move I am going to totally steal because sometimes, you almost CAN'T get out of stuff and they're all just sitting there watching you. It's especially helpful if you are notoriously clumsy (guilty!!). :)
    Great job on the fasting and your plan of the 5 on/ 2 off thing sounds awesome!
    Keep up the good work!
    Scarlet <3

  5. Some mama chicken is crying with joy because you saved her baby from being eaten! Naomi, champion of the Chickens' Rights!

    I agree with everyone else, dropping food = best move ever. Whoops, was that me? How clumsy. Oh, darn.

    Good luck on your plan! It takes 21 days to make a habit, right?

  6. thanks for your comment. I guess I always think I am especially moody, lol! I have seen a recent shift in other people's moods too, but I usually forget this when I'm in the middle of a meltdown ;-)

  7. Ooh, I'm liking the "Dropping of The Raspberry Chipotle Chicken" <<< should be name of a battle in history me thinks...anyway, I intend to adopt this habit, thanks :) And Della is right, go Chicken Rights!...what did they ever do to us? x

  8. Haha, I love your blog, the added humor gets my mind off of my growling stomach =P
    Oh and that chick, he is ecstatic! As am I!
    PS, I want an update from you soon!!! Hope everything is ok hun,
    Stay Strong,