The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

fruit...everywhere, and crazy Japanese stuff

To prevent myself from eating more or later than I ought to, I brush my teeth after feeling sufficiently fed. The idea is that if I do feel like eating anything despite not actually needing anything (not that we eat certain foods necessarily because we need to, more because we want to), I'll be too lazy to go through the arduous task of repeatedly dragging a tiny plastic bristled brush with a dab of cherry flavored goo across my enamel to render my mouth too hygienic to be allowed to come in contact with any more foodstuffs. Of course, the mouth cleaning ritual doesn't end with foamy spittage; I mustn't forget to floss in between every set of neighboring teeth to dislodge stubborn confetti-like bits of stuff I had eaten hours ago.

Anyhoo, if you don't know where this is going, I did end up eating more. Damn.

My dinner consisted of a banana, plum, orange, nectarine, half an avocado, a handful of raw pine nutes and a chunk of raw blueberry "cheesecake" stuff. It's definitely enough food to end my day with. Yet the after-meal added another banana, plum, and orange. That's like...[counts on fingers]...a gazillion servings of fruit. And I still feel like eating something.

Hohum. I've been through this before.

My asthma is better than it was a week ago, but it's not completely gone. Still need to stick to a cleaner diet. Fruits. Nuts. Repeat as necessary. I know you want to eat out (or want me to eat out for you), but any eating excursions that involve some type of grain (if anyone's wondering how I chose what to eat or not eat on my diet, my simple explanation is that I made it up and no one besides my mum can sway my decisions) will have to wait until the ol' lungs deem me worthy of their oxygen transporting qualities. I don't feel like things will clear up by the end of the month. And that's an optimistic prediction.

Lastly, here's some more fun food commercial magic from Japan courtesy of Pizza-La (via TV in Japan):

Don't look at me that way. I don't know why two young women would be entranced by a ginormous vibrating egg that seemed to materialize out of a ginormous cartoon chick. That's the kinda thing that would make me run far, faaar away, in case the short skirted woman in the billboard coming to life didn't freak me out enough.

I think American pizza menus are ridiculously tame in comparison to Pizza-La's offerings. While I don't see the Funky Egg on the website, they proudly describe the "New Funky" as "Very popular pizza among the child!! Because softly egg and Mayonnaise souce." Yeah man, kids are pre-wired with a taste for soft eggs and mayo. I'm also intrigued by the Get's™, described as "Best pizza for garlic lovers!!" Is this the favorite pizza of someone named "Get"? Or is it a command reinforced with an apostrophe "s"? And this name is trademarked?

I love the overusage of exclaimation marks throughout the menu. It makes me want "Shrimp fritter of rich taste, and delicacy full of special-make aurora sauce!!" so badly.

There's also microwavable cupcakes for your dog:

I think that they don't even get a real dog to eat the stuff is telling of how appealing it is to the average canine. Unless I'm reading incorrectly, the possible flavors appear to be cheese, pumpkin, and apple. Hm. Mm.


I better go brush my teeth now. For the second time.


kaitlin Hess / July 8, 2006 2:09 AM

I miss you eating all that exciting, colorful, "real" food missy! And dont worry......i eat MORE fruit than that in a day and im ALWAYS feeling like i want more.......a whole watermelon is like a snack for me!

Kathy / July 8, 2006 2:12 AM

Hey Robyn!
The toothbrush trick always seemed to do it for me, but I recall those few occasion where I JUST NEEDED THE ICE CREAM. Some temptations are too hard to resist (like if you placed one of those Jacque Torres ice cream sandwiches in front of me - gah. Those looked incredible!) Maybe if you double floss...hehe. just a thought :) Have the willpower - I believe in you!

Gavin / July 8, 2006 2:13 AM

What an amazing blog!

I came to it through the link you posted to my blog (thank you very much) but wanted to let you know this place rocks. I'll be coming back!

Glad you enjoy TV in Japan. I've got some other crazy food things deep in the archives you might like as well. Unfortunately, there not all imported yet. Soon!

Again, awesome blog. Keep it up!



grace / July 8, 2006 10:32 AM

that vibrating egg thing is very wtf-worthy, but funny regardless!

two thumbs up on the fruit and nuts diet. your lungs will thank ye

Girlladyfriend / July 8, 2006 10:41 AM

I am sure someone has mentioned this, but I wonder if your asthma is worse because of the really wet weather we have been having on the East Coast. I know that my friends' allergies are the worst they have ever been this summer. Just a thought...

roboppy / July 8, 2006 2:08 PM

Kailin: I miss it too! And now I want a watermelon!

Kathy: The toothbrush trick usually works for me, haha...but hey, ice cream is 1000% more delicious than most foods, so that's okay.

Gavin: Thanks for visiting! I read your blog all the time (and have been through the archives, hehehe). Japanese TV is from another planet, although I guess most Japanese things appear that way. And then there's the foood...mmmm...I'm going to try to erase the dog cupcakes from my mind.

tulips: ...Daim!....Daim?

Grace: FUNKY EGGGG!!@!#!@#!@#$

And maybe I can thank my lungs. Someday.

Girlladyfriend: I've wondered about that too. :\ I've been in wetter places though and haven't always felt this near death. Humdum. Environment is probably one of a bunch of factors...I need to harness the power of weather control, yes!

rawchef / July 8, 2006 2:28 PM

hi, you should buy and read the book sick and tired, i am a very experienced and well known chef/detox guru of sorts. anyway your diet(all high sugar fruits) is not going to really cure you, but this book will help you make better choices. sorry if this is harsh but you also seem to be suffering from some type of disordered eating. i think your site is great, i hope you check the book out and feel better soon. x M

Jason / July 8, 2006 5:56 PM

Well done for your pursuit in raw foodism. I've successfully maintained a vegan diet for longer than ever at this point, and I've been totally raw since this past Thursday and I've been feeling so much healthier as a result (in to many ways to mention). Well, just wanted to let you know that you're not alone on your raw food quest. Here's to your healing lungs! Loved the video clips - although I don't agree with feeding cupcakes like that to dogs - they don't know any better - and they're cooked, ahh! :0)

roboppy / July 8, 2006 9:39 PM

rawchef: I think my mum has had that book (might not have it anymore) so I'll ask her about it. I'm not eating high sugar fruits all the time, although that's what I happened to eat yesterday. (And I wouldn't say it's worse than those days when all I eat is bread, haha.) I don't think I'm going to cure myself with the diet, I just want to change my diet for the time being to be less...sickly...which may or may not be working, hmm. I can't stay away from the pastries and ice cream sandwiches forever. [sigh]

As for disordered eating, you probably don't want to know what I was like last year or the year before. ...Well, much worse. I'll try to forget that.

Jason: I've been unintentionally eating I don't think most people do that, haha. I can't say I feel MUCH better/healthier from the past week of cutting out most of the yummy junky things I enjoy,, I guess I gotta do it longer. It makes me grumpy. A lot. Like today. :(

The dog cupcake thing is so odd! It's not what the dog wants, it's what the owner wants. :O

Cat / July 9, 2006 10:21 AM

All that video of the vibrating egg needs is a little children's laughter in the backround and it would be truly terrifying.

rawchef / July 9, 2006 2:28 PM

well, i hope you keep up the healthier eating, and try to let go of the guilt you associate with food, believe me, i learned the hard way and the sooner you deal with it the better, really it almost destroyed my life. x m

roboppy / July 9, 2006 10:06 PM

Adalmin: Naah it makes the day BETTER...kinda.

chocolatesuze: I guess there are enough cupcakes for humans. :)

Cat: You want to make it MORE terrifying? I'm scared enough.

rawchef: The guilt comes in waves, unfortunately. I'll think it's gone...but then I gain a gazillion pounds among other things and realize, nope, still there.

Glenna / July 10, 2006 12:26 AM

While you're eating clean don't forget whatever reginine your pulmonologist has recommended including your inhalers and maintenance drugs, and don't forget to practice deep breathing exercises with as long of exhalation times as you can manage several times though tou the day. That will help your asthma too since asthmatics tend to trap air and feel bloated. Long exhalations. Whenver you think of it.
I'm not your mom but I am a respiratory therapist. :-)

jsl55 / July 10, 2006 7:01 AM

Hi! I'm new to the blogging community, but not really because I've been sort've reading your site (and Kathy's) religiously. I just recently got the initiative to start my own site. Kathy kept telling me how great the food blog world was but I never believed her until now. I just wanted to let you know how great your site is.....and your pictures!!! Man, your pictures are good enough to eat!!!!! (Gonna plan my new york trips around your blog next semester, I can afford em)

maria~ / July 10, 2006 8:39 AM

Yay! I also use the toothbrushing "trick" to prevent over-eating :) I'm not the only one *Yay* I'm not a freak *Yay*

Anywayz, could you possibly have celiac disease? Like asthma, it's an autoimmune disorder that is basically the malabsorption of gluten. Well... that's not likely coz you can eat bread, right?

Feel better soon!

Anne / July 10, 2006 1:44 PM

Although I risk losing the respect of true foodies out there, I'll admit it- I LOVE Japanese pizza, especially ones w/ mayo on them. I used to have the "Idaho Special" from Pizza Hut at least once a month- it's a thick pan-style pizza loaded with soft boiled potatoes coated in mayo and covered with cheese. Another fave was the Monterey Curry from Pizzala- curry sauce w/ potato, mayo and cheese. Hey-I'm not advocating eating this for health reasons but these pizzas really are tasty!!!

roboppy / July 10, 2006 2:19 PM

Glenna: I don't have a pulmonologist. :( Maybe I'll get one. Deep breathing exercises sound like a good idea! Now I have to remember to do em, hm...

jsl55: Thanks for coming by! Yup, the food blog world is ginormous and generally very good (Kathy's site is crazy!...I mean, I love it), which is why I keep adding stuff to my blogroll. It looks like I'll be using your site for some Paris recs. :)

maria: I ruled out celiac disease due to my excessive bread eating, hehe. I think I'd be dead by now otherwise. :O Why is gluten so yummy? Doh.

Anne: I'd totally eat the Idaho Special! Potato pizza is so good, but unfortunately not something you find easily around here. I'm not a fan of meat-laden pizza. Never had mayo-ed pizza either, but I'd love to try it!

serena / July 13, 2006 8:04 AM

hey robyn, thought i'd say hi & good luck with the diet, the toothbrush thing is actually really effective, i used to wear braces & hated bits of food getting stuck in all the metal, so i brushed my teeth religiously after every meal which definitely made me not want to snack as much (total run-on sentence there, but whatever).

miss the flickr food porn, but the japanese videos compensate somewhat!

take care!

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