Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cereal Killah


Last week, I wrote a post about Terrell Owens being cut from the Dallas Cowboys and I mentioned that I was watching it on the news in a McDonald's. A few people took me to task for eating my breakfast in McDonald's. Never mind that this particular McDonald's is wi-fi compatible and has flat screen TV monitors all over it flashing CNN, Sportscenter, and MTV all day long, depending on what section you are sitting in.

In order to comply with those of you who were concerned about the future of my health, I decided to not only eat healthier breakfasts but, to eat somewhere other than Mickey D's. All of this week, I've been eating at "Milkboys Diner" (yes, that's what it's called). The diner was built the year before I was born and although it is clean, it does not have a flat screen TV, nor is it wifi-compatible. There is a TV in the diner but, it's going to need a digital converter soon. Here, I have been eating some healthy breakfast meals and I might add, meals that are throwbacks to my childhood. For instance...


Monday, I had an old childhood favorite... Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries, wheat toast, orange Juice, and coffee. My brother and I ate so much Cap'n Crunch cereal when we were children and up until our senior year of high school that I think we both swore off of it for close to 20 years. It still tastes good. I don't get why people said that it scratched the roof of their mouths... maybe they weren't eating it right.


Tuesday, I had Honey Nut Cheerios, wheat toast, orange juice, and coffee. I saw the character, Omar... the gay stick-up man from my favorite TV series of all time, "The Wire", jack a box of Honey Nut Cheerios from a store in one episode and I became a fan of the cereal ever since. It sures feels funny ordering cereal in a diner. I was so used to eating it at home when I was growing up.


Wednesday, I had Frosted Flakes w/ bananas and strawberries cut up in 'it. (Yeah, I had to buy the banana and the strawberries but, it was worth it... very healthy.) I had apple juice instead of orange juice, no toast, and a small cup of coffee. My blood pressure was 120/75, my weight was 220 lbs., and I've lost 7 lbs. in the past week. I am presently 20 lbs. off of my goal to weigh 200 lbs. by my birthday, which is in two weeks but, I knew that.


Today, I think I'll go with Apple Jacks... another one of my favorites from childhood. I can't go wrong with this one! Maybe, just maybe, I'll treat myself on Friday to some hot cereal... oatmeal or something of that sort. I think I've earned it.

There are some of you who may take issue with my choice of cereals. If so, that's too bad because I'm not eating Grape Nuts or anything like that... you can forget it. This is about as healthy as it's gonna get for me right now. As 12Kyle would say, "Belee dat!"

32 comments:

Oyin said...

These are not healthy cereals....try regular cheerios or life....those are the best ...and without sugar...

RainaHavock said...

Honey Nut Cheerios is my fav! It's nutritious and delicious! :)

Jillian said...

you have got to take a picture of this menu! lol or is it set up like they do the little continental breakfast at a hotel with the lil boxes??

that's awesome though, congrats on the weight loss and keep to your goal!! my goal was 15 by my bday, and i'm a few lbs shy but still holdin steadfast to the mission! :)

as far as Grapenuts...that's like eating calcified cardboard lol (not that i've eaten cardboard before)..

have a FANTASTIC day Keith-meister!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

"cereal killah"- okay,I like that..
I thought you was talkin about some new rapper or somethin at first.lolol

Jazzy said...

You wild man!!!lolololol

Swaggie said...

You named all of my favorite cereals.

TATE2 said...

I like all of them joints man...
I eat cereal like Jerry Seinfeld did.

Simon Bastion said...

I can't say that I have eaten any of those cereals...I'm a Wheaties
man myself.

James Perkins said...

I love cereal...I don't eat it much anymore, but I do love it.

Vanessa said...

Honey Nut Cheerios is the bomb!!

Lisa said...

I'm co-signing with Vanessa on the
Honey Nut Cheerios man!!Love em.

Halo said...

Ouu Keith, you like the same cereals that I like!

Toni said...

You've named at least two of my favorite cereals, Frosted Flakes
and Honey Nut Cheerios.

Angie B. said...

Frosted Flakes are Ggggggreattt!!!

Sunflower said...

I agree with Oyin...You should try some cereals without the sugar like regular Cheerios.

Captain Jack said...

Treat yourself to a hot meal at least two times a week.

Political Sean said...

I'm a Wheaties , Breakfast of Champions man myself.

Anonymous said...

You can still go to McDonalds to watch the news or Sportscenter, just lay off of the Pancakes and the White potatoes for awhile.

12kyle said...

Funny that you mentioned Frosted Flakes b/c I had a bowl this morning

I still love Captain Crunch! And I'm with you...if it hurts your mouth then you ain't eatin it right!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I love cereal. Funny, when I do eat cereal it's never for breakfast.

I don't do "healthy" cereal. Give me some Trix, Lucky Charms, Fruity Peebles, Cookie Crisp anytime.

Keith said...

@Southern Gal- You're a girl after my own heart...lololololol.Who needs "healthy" cereals-bahhh-lololol.

A.Smith said...

I mean, yay for the people who encouraged you to eat elsewhere, but DAMN can a person eat a breakfast?

Meanwhile, I love all of your cereal choices. Specifically Frosted Flakes. That cereal makes me truly happy (right behind cupcakes). A nice big bowl of frosted flakes with whole milk (which, btw, I read that the difference between drinking whole and skim milk isn't all that great unless you're drinking 8 glasses of milk a day, which I am surely not) makes the whole day right.

Congrats on healthy eating and fabulous results.

Arlene said...

Keith,

You're right. These are NOT the best choices for cereal but much better than the pancakes and hash browns for breakfast.
Now add some exercize to that daily schedule. And not just your fingers on the keyboard writing, eventhough I do enjoy reading your thoughts every day.

SLC said...

These are plenty healthy and plenty good. I'm picking up a box of at least one of these tonight, but only the ones with the toy inside.

Coaco Puffingly Yours,
SLC

SLC said...

And the title!
I thought for sure I clicked on Escapades by mistake and was gonna read about someone getting killed over a bowl of corn flakes.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Sorry Keith fruit on sugar cereal doesn't make it healthy. But it's cute that you thought that.

My throw backs were the Capt. Crunch, Apple Jacks, Sugar Pops, Cream of wheat and Pop Tarts

Got to go, Lucky Charms is calling my name.....

Opinionated Diva said...

Crunch berries sure used to scratch up the roof of my mouth.

I had a bad incident with cheerios in my teen years...I haven't eaten them in at least twenty years lol

Keith said...

@Hey O.D. -Welcome Back!!

Rich said...

I don't get why people said that it scratched the roof of their mouths...

They eat them so fast they are swallowing them without chewing, that's why they scrape their mouth.

Keith said...

I never realized a post on cereal would touch such a nerve with you guys..Thanks for all of your comments.

RainaHavock said...

I also love Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit Loops, and I haven't had Trix in a long time.

Mableton said...

Hi all,

Wow! So nutritious and delicious breakfast. Thanks alot....
Healthy Breakfast Meals




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