Friday, January 9, 2009

Little Chocolate Covered Nuggets of Joy

I always laugh when people asked me if I had cravings while pregnant with Avery. I don't think I had run of the mill cravings per se, but was more influenced by the power of suggestion.

For instance, when I was only about 8 weeks pregnant, Chris and I were watching Gray's Anatomy, and during the obligatory "eating in the cafeteria" scene, I saw George eating a sandwich. Well, next thing you know, I'm also eating a sandwich. Chris looked over at me, and couldn't believe his eyes. He asked "um...where did you get that sandwich?" I said, "George is eating one, so I wanted one too?" Apparently...I'm a ninja sandwich maker...Chris didn't even see me get up from the couch.

I also remember shopping at Meijer, and watching a little girl eat a Blue Moon ice cream cone. I had to fight the urge to snatch it from her hands. Chris and I immediately needed to go to the front of the store, buy a cone. I only took one bite, and was done.

As some of you may know, I stopped eating red meat and pork when I was 16. Until recently, I never purposely ate it for over 15 years. I decided this past summer to start eating lean meat again for iron purposes. Well, during this pregnancy, the want for red meat has hit an all-time high! I have not had one, not two, not three, but 4 meals this week that included red meat! I even ordered a BACON CHEESEBURGER from Red Robin, and a FILET from Carabbas. I have cooked it at home, and have been a beef eating machine. I think I can feel my arteries choking as we speak. Cravings or not...this has GOT to stop. When I was pregnant with Avery, I craved McDonald's Cheesburgers. I attempted to eat one, took a bite and threw it away...

The pineapple craving is back too. But, it has to be fresh pineapple..not canned (I can taste the tin). Unfortunately, Avery also loves pineapple, so it's a little harder to keep in the house. I guess since I've been eating so much red meat, it's good to point out that I have had three lunches that consist of sliced pineapple, avocado and a little cottage cheese....maybe my body will even it all out.

I think the worst cravings are the ones that are unattainable. My friend Brandie introduced me to these tiny chocolate covered donuts that they sell at Super Walmart. Now, let me stop and say...I hate Walmart. I hate what they stand for, and for a lot of their practices. We still shop there occasionally, but I always dip myself in sanitizer when I leave, and say a little prayer to absolve me from my shopping indiscretions. Well, we received a gift card for Walmart for Christmas, so last night was one of our few trips. I figured...why not make the most of it...I'll pick up some of those yummy little donuts while I'm there. (Seriously, these donuts have the perfect amount of chocolate to donut ratio...with no waxy taste involved...delicious.). The only problem? We didn't go to SUPER Walmart, but instead...the boring ole' neighborhood Walmart with sticky floors, mud coated entrances and creepy eyeglass area. donuts. I almost bought the Hostess ones, but I knew that I would be disappointed. I came home, still thinking about those dang donuts. I attempted to eat one of the kids' chocolate chip Pop Tarts, but it didn't do the trick.

So, that's why I am writing a post about cravings. I'm sitting here, frothing and foaming at the mouth, STILL wanting a chocolate covered donut...and attempting to deal with it.

Maybe I'll go make a George Sandwich...with meat...and pineapple....oh yeah...with a TALL decaf sweet tea to drink...gotta go...bye.


tania said...

LOL! I hope you're not frothing at the mouth anymore. It's funny that you mentioned the donuts don't have that waxy taste because I was thinking, "Eww, donuts from Wal-Mart? The chocolate would be like tasteless wax!" I wonder why I didn't have any cravings while I was pregnant...

BoxcatAV said...

Fresh pineapple is AMAZING. I will only eat fresh now. Thankfully we have it in the cafeteria at work, so I often just buy it there.

Heather said...

Just don't throw the pineapple at anyone. I made that hilarious mistake at about 8.5 months pregnant.