Friday, August 8, 2008

Just for Fun: Coping Diet

It seems a lot of my buddies in bloggyland have been stressed lately.

I wish I could send you quick fixes, but maybe this will just give you a laugh, instead:


Only girlfriends can understand this one (Someone else wrote this... I think guys can get this, too). This is specially formulated diet designed to help women (or the right man) cope with the stress that builds during the day. (Guys, your are free to try this, too. I know some male readers who would probably love it!)

1 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey's kiss

Afternoon Snack
The rest of the Hershey kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Daaz ice cream with chocolate chips

4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars

Late Night Snack
1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

Remember: Stressed spelled backward is desserts.


cathouse teri said...

I LOVE that last line!

Perhaps I should write up a coping diet. It would likely include SEX, though! Lots of it! :)

Sarabeth said...

I could have reached out through the tubes of the internets to slap you for those first few meals. Then snack time arrived. Aaah, I said, relaxing my war-like stance.

Korie said...

Perfect! And so so true, unfortunately.

Marianne Arkins said...


Jen said...

Teri, I think you'd come up with a great coping diet. If I'd actually written this, I might have included some cosmopolitans along the way.

LOL, Sarabeth - I wouldn't do that to you! ;-)

Yes, Lilac, sad but true!

I know, Marianne - more brownies or chocolate or both. ;-)

April said...

Cool! I'll just print this out and take it to the grocery store. :)

Jen said...

Yeah, me, too, April. ;-)

Dru said...

I love the last line and now that is my motto.

Jenn in Holland said...

Hahahaha! How perfect is that? I think I will go shopping for all the supplies right away!

Jen said...

It's a great saying, Dru.

Yeah, Jenn, it seems like a lot of us need those shopping trips!

Kate said...

Amen, Sister! Love it!

Jen said...

Thought you might like that, Kate!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me! :)

Anonymous said...

I think that this is a diet I can stick with!

anno said...

Sounds perfect! I think I've been living this one to the letter this week!

Jen said...

Well, despite what I said about men, it seems to be the girlfriends who think this is a perfect diet. ;-)

See, Anno, you're already coping, then!

Anonymous said...


Momisodes said...

A woman after my own heart! You totally had my jaw dropped with the grapefruit, and the ONE hershey kiss, LOL :)

Swap the wine with beer, and this menu looks incredibly familiar.

Loved this post :)

Jen said...

Amy, I totally agree - is this a good post-conference diet?

Sandy, beer would be a good swap. Cosmos would be even better, IMHO.

anno said...

If I were honest, I'd admit that my version has more red wine than Sara Lee. But that would take being honest.

charrette said...

Oh my gosh, I do this diet almost every day and I didn't even realize it! Haha!

Virtualsprite said...

Wow! That is almost exactly what I had to eat yesterday!... Except for the lunch thing. I just went right for the chocolate. :-)

glamah16 said...

So true.

Jen said...

You know, Anno, honesty is a good thing. ;-)

Me, too, Charrette.

I think I might go for an ice cream lunch, Sprite - after all, it's summer.

Yes, and sad, too, isn't it, Glamah?

Anonymous said...

girl, this is exactly what i'm talking about. my haagan daaz choice would be green tea though!
i'm going on this diet as soon as i return from mexico!

painted maypole said...

but would it help me cope with the 7 pounds I've put on this summer? ;)

Victoria said...

The end of the day is ALWAYS better than the beginning.

Heather said...

Haha, this is really funneh, Jen! :D Thanks for the lulz.

Sister Sassy said...

Omg, lol! I had a double smores last night. I tend to want to eat when I feel sorry for myself.

But its funny, I eat hardly anything else during the day because it doesn't seem to have appeal anymore (or at least on the weekends when I don't really cook anything) so having a smore fits in nicely with my diet.

April said...

Jen, I left you some bling today. Go get it :)

Goofball said...

looks lovely. My breakfast actually looks very much like it ...just more slices of toast :p!

what are hershey's kisses??

Anonymous said...

I think I'm already on this diet...

Jen said...

Bren, I'd go for the fleur de sel caramel Haagen Daz - ooh la la!

PM, well, the breakfasts and lunches would, lol.

Jane, what a great point!

Sassy, I am SO there with you. Eating is my stress valve, unfortunately. And double s'mores sound GOOD!

Oooo, thanks, April, I'll be over there. We had no power yesterday, so I'm behind.

Goofball, Hershey's kisses are these little pieces of chocolate that are like milk chocolate tear drops that are wrapped in foil. Now they have a whole bunch of different types, as well - dark chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, with almonds, etc.

Me, too, Leslie... it's that time in the year.