Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dream Girl

I awoke from my slumber this morning fairly slowly and was able to recall a lot of what I had been dreaming about as I gently drifted into full consciousness. It was all about food.

Specifically I can remember that I was at a restaurant with at least one friend and she was trying to get me to order a hot toddy. I turned it down, however, because I knew that it was largely made up of butter (apparently my sleeping brain mixed the drink up with hot buttered rum).

Next I started ordering items from the menu, but I was flip-flopping between being really good and not caring at all. Basically I would refuse to order any fries because they were bad for me, and then I would ask for onion rings. I contemplated and decided against a huge greasy burger, but wound up requesting an enormous plate of chicken chow mien. I wouldn’t consider getting the fancy pasta with cream sauce, yet I had no qualms about diving into a massive slab of cheesecake topped with whip and caramel sauce. These are just a few examples as this went on for a while.

Then – and I remember this very clearly – I noticed that they had white chocolate eggnog truffle steamed milk! Does such a thing even exist?! Did my mind seriously create this unbelievably tempting, yet evil, flavour?

Finally, I recall that there was a machine that we could take all the food to – or more accurately duplicates of the food, since I ate most of what I ordered – in the back of the restaurant that measured out how many calories everything had when you tossed items into its opening. After throwing everything I had consumed in, it turned out I had already had 3000 calories in that one sitting. Then after putting the few things into the machine that I was still debating eating, it turned out that the tally came in at 5000 calories. That’s when I remembered that the next day was my weigh-in.

I have no idea what that dream was all about, but it was technically food related so I figured it warranted a journal entry. Now if I can just figure out how to make a low fat version of that steamed milk and come up with a prototype for the calorie counting machine I’ll be rich!

- 10 glasses of water
- 3/4 cup fat free lemon chiffon yogurt
- 1 piece of homemade low fat, low calorie zucchini bread with margarine
- 1 bite of a pumpkin spice scone
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli turkey breast, grated cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 2 1/2 cups celery and orange pepper with calorie-wise three cheese ranch dressing
- 2 cups steamed asparagus with margarine
- 3 miniature Mandarin oranges
- 1 fiber chocolate delite bar
- 3 cups spinach salad with 1 light Laughing Cow wedge, croutons, dried cranberries, red pepper, green onion, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing

- 50 minute walk
- 30 minutes of the C25K program (Day 3 of Week 1)
- 45 minute workout video


  1. I have had food dreams before. When I woke up I thought, oh my gosh did I just eat that. Thank goodness you can't gain weight from eating in your dreams :)

  2. I agree with Lisa! Thank goodness we can't gain weight from our food dreams, or else I'd be in serious trouble! I actually had a food dream last night, I was chowing on a three layer chocolate cake. I think I ate the whole thing too! lol. I was relieved to wake up and find out it had been just a dream. Except now I have cake on the brain. Arrgh. Luckily no actual cake in sight, so I should be fine.
    BTW if you do come up with a low fat prototype of your dream drink, be sure to let the rest of us know. It truly sounds , well, dreamy!!

  3. I have some strange dreams too & very vivid! I often think if I could bring the creativity of my dreams to real life, I would be rich! :-) Mmmmmm, maybe you should develop that stuff in your dream! :-)

    Food dream seem common in weight loss so maybe it is just your mind on overdrive about what you think you should or should not eat & all the craziness that goes along with that! :-)

  4. white chocolate eggnog truffle steamed milk..
    That sounds wonderful...I am laughing as I type this.
    I had a complete binge dream one night and when I woke up I was nearly in a panic thinking I had actually aten it...the great thing about my dreams is actually tasted the in a way, I did.
    You should have had that in your dream...
    and if you find a way to make a low cal version...or heck, even a high cal version...
    let me know. I will try a sip.

  5. What a dream! :) Good luck with that drink! :)

  6. I still don't know what was going on in my mind that it created such a bizarre dream, but the memory of that ficticious steamed milk will likely get me through many a hard night... lol!

  7. That is one interesting dream!

    My last food-related dream was this past week...I dreamed that my husband and I went to Olive Garden, but got kicked out because we seated ourselves. Okay, so it didn't actually involve food (that I remember), but it DID involve a very tempting restaurant.

    I agree that is's a good thing we don't gain weight from our dreams!