Monday, June 20, 2011

My addiction.

Addictions run the gamut in our society. Cigarettes. Alcohol. Drugs. Shopping. Sex.

Me? Well, aside from occasionally dabbling with a shopping addiction, I have one very serious addiction that has recently come to light.

BEEF JERKY.

It all started when my coworkers and I began using this calorie-counting fitness website called myfitnesspal.com. (It's actually a pretty good website...I recommend it for counting calories and keeping track of your exercise. And it's FREE.) We got to talking about good snacks. We all agreed that we like beef jerky.

I mean, I always knew I liked it. On my travels to far-away counties for work, I almost always have to stop for some sort of jerky-related snack. I then have to apologize to P.I.C. "Sorry, I made your car smell like jerky again." But the road tripping was really the only time I ate beef jerky.

'Til last week. It was on sale at Walgreen's. Jack Links. (You know, the kind where you can mess with Sasquatch?) $2.99. Low carb. Low calorie. All delicious. So I bought one. And ate it. The next day? Same drill. And the next day? By this point, I wasn't even telling my coworkers about my trips to Walgreen's. I was prefacing my trips with a "I'm going to go buy some nail polish" excuse, but I really knew what I was after: cheap jerky.

I stopped eating at the end of the week when I realized it seemed problematic. My weekend was jerky-free. Until coworker sends me a photo of his dehydrator. Yep, he was making us HOMEMADE JERKY. Sigh. Of course, today he kindly brings me my very own Ziploc bag of it. Within an hour, it was gone. I ATE THE WHOLE BAG.

Hi. My name is Fabulously Awkward.

(Hi, stupid-blog-name-girl.)

And I'm a beef jerky addict.

(That's the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem?)

And, in other, non-beef jerky food-related information, I added a new entry to my sometimes-used cooking blog: mishapsandmasterpieces.blogspot.com. Check it out. But only if you're really bored.

6 comments:

  1. I work in a REAL small town and ran into the Dollar General to wander for a second away from the office and bought a box of Slim Jims. IT WAS AMAZING. I intended to just nibble on one piece but ended up downing like the whole box in no time. So, while Slim Jims don't hold a candle to the homemade stuff...I totally get it.

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  2. beef jerky is DELICIOUS. and if you get the real, non fake stuff (sorry summery judgment), it really isn't awful for you.

    true story, growing up in colorado, we had lots of pioneer-type learning activities. one was making beef jerky from scratch. lots of effort, not much ROI. boo.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the myfitnesspal.com link. I've been looking for a good calorie counting site and I think this is it!

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  4. I have not had jerky since I was a very young kid. So I have no idea what it even tastes like.

    I get the addiction thing though. I have a problem with donuts, and I didn't even realize it until we were trying to find a blog theme that said "me."

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