A Day In The Nutritional Life Of An Average American?
Happy 7-11!!!! July is such an awesome time. Americans start the month by celebrating their independence and for many July is the last full summer month before kids head back to school so there are lots of vacations time planned. The World Cup helped enhance the month of July this year along with some guy named Lebron James who just may steal the spotlight during Sunday's World Cup Final as it is rumored that he will be in attendance.
What's fascinating about Lebron James is how everyone seems to have a strong feeling about him one way or the other. There are a lot of Lebron haters out there but then at the same time there are a lot of Lebron lovers who in some cases are also bandwagon fans (see p.s.). Okay, so in the event that you were really busy today or just not concerned about sports, NBA phenom Lebron James decided to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a four year two championship hiatus in Miami wearing number six for the Heat. The following story is a fictional account of how a typical American and possible emotional eater may have allowed today's circumstances to determine their nutritional choices. Enjoy.
Jumpin' Jack is a huge Jeremy Lin fan, Lakers Fan and Lebron James fan. He also likes Tim Tebow and still makes it a point to Tebow every time something unexpectedly fantastic happens to him. Today's news about James going back to Cleveland and Lin getting traded to the Lakers made Jack super excited and he felt a need to celebrate. One of his Facebook pals posted something about how 7-11 was giving away free Slurpee's today in honor of July 11th. Jack just had Chick-fil-A a few hours prior but he rationalized all of the exciting news as a good excuse to follow-up that meal with a free Slurpee, plus he didn't have breakfast because he never eats breakfast as he just doesn't get hungry until later in the day. Funny side story is that Jack dressed up like a cow in order to get his Chick-fil-A for free, good thing he just happened to have last years Halloween costume in his car, darn fast food restaurants and the hoops they make one jump through just to get a free meal. The gall of some places!!!
Jack's next caloric intake after the Slurpee was some movie popcorn saturated in so much butter than it was double bagged that he shared with his loving girlfriend Marvelous Martha who really wanted to see Dawn Of The Planets Of the Apes. After the movie Martha and Jack had some appetizers and a couple drinks at the local sports bar where Jack pretty much ignored Martha paying more attention to the sports wrap and their analysis of Lebron James, Jeremy Lin and this weekends World Cup Finals. After they left the bar they happened to come across a Krispy Kreme doughnut shoppe and helped them celebrate their 77th Birthday by sharing a dozen doughnuts that they only had to pay 77 cents for.
Now, I am not one to talk yet but I am at a level of conscious incompetence when it comes to healthy eating and realize that I, like Jumpin' Jack, make imperfect nutritional choices by not having a plan, emotional eating and using the cost of food versus the nutritional value of food, etc. Eventually, these habits will be replaced with empowering upward spiral habits but for the time being I am going to fill out the following form to see if I can be a Cleveland Cavaliers fan this upcoming NBA season.
Until we read again,