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Monday, November 19, 2007

Livin' on the Edge

I don't have the best eating habits. This we reinforced over the weekend by Alaska Pat, my soon-to-be personal trainer. It's not that I don't eat healthy, because typically I do, it's that I don't eat regular meals. I blame my schedule, but truthfully it just seems like a hassle more often than not. Which is why Wheat Chex and vanilla soy milk were invented... to sustain me.

This morning in an attempt to eat at least three meals a day, I had a cup of coffee with soy milk. Soy milk counts as a real meal, right? Then, as I ran out the door, I grabbed one of my Dannon Light & Fit-Carb & Sugar Control Smoothies to drink for lunch. Since I'm not in the office very many hours as is, I rarely take a lunch.

Just now, as I was about to drink said smoothie, I noticed the expiration date was Nov 14. In my quest for good health, I choose to ignore the fact and drink it anyway. Now, I'm just sitting around waiting to die wondering how important forcing yourself to eat really is.


rockandcookies said...

Good news! Some dairy products (particularly yogurt, cottage cheese, and sour cream)are okay for a week after the "Sell By" date as long as they are unopened. So you aren't going to die, which I appreciate.

Lincoln said...

Hmmm. I had the same scenario occur this past week. It was un-refrigerated salsa. I chose to eat it anyway...and did not die.

ryan said...

So um, I actually have that smoothie for my breakfast and never pay attention to the expiration date.

Until today.. dang just shy of a week after the 'Sell By'. Thanks to this post and rockandcookies, I know I won't die now. :)

Time to clean out the fridge then.

Jessica K. said...

The other morning I was running late for work, as per usual, and didn't have time to eat breakfast. So I poured some egg beaters into a tupperware with the intension of microwaving them into fluffy goodness 15 minutes later, when I got to my office. And then my tire blew. So then I waited for my friend Chris to come help me change it. Then I went to Goodyear to get a new one. Then I got to work and finally microwaved the egg starts, almost four hours after taking them out of the fridge at home. I ate them and lived to tell this story. Expiration dates and room temperature fears are for pussies.