Friday, December 24, 2010

Best Laid Plans



I was so caught up in a recent post I did on not eating fish here in Hawaii that I was sure it would not be difficult. Not! I have used my Monterey Aquarium app to tell me which fish to avoid because of overfishing, fishing methods, or high mercury content,  but I've totally failed in not eating fish at all.



Sometimes we want to do the right thing, but the flesh is weak. Living in the desert, fish is something that is easy to avoid. But here, where it is so fresh, it's much harder. Not to mention most restaurants serve an abundance of many different varieties, all cooked beautifully, with nothing that I could find that was farm-raised. You would think an island would have at least a few varieties raised locally.

Have you sworn something off, only to find you couldn't stick to it?

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

you describe my new years resolutions to a t...lol. i have succeeded in some areas and continue to work in others...have a wonderful holiday nancy

Hilary said...

Sounds like all my swearing off of food......except meat, I have managed to not eat meat..for over a year.

Hilary said...

Yup, just about everything. I should have sworn and stayed off of the scale.

luksky said...

At one time I had decided that I would eat only healthy natural foods. I soon discovered that that left very little in the grocery store to choose from. I now only eat half-healthy. :-)

ellen abbott said...

all things in moderation!

DJan said...

Caffeine! I once tried to rid myself of it, years ago, but then I started again and haven't been able to get off it again. I haven't tried really hard, though. :-)

Pat said...

Yep. Everything that's fattening! Snort!

Merry Christmas!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Yes, wine. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have fun.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I'm with Brian and new year's resolutions!

Enjoy your Christmas!!

Jack said...

Hello!

I know what you mean! I just recently got back from working in a country named Brunei... I was there for a few months and, let me say, the fish there was delicious. It's unavoidable, you're going to get it somewhere!

As far as swearing off something... oh I've done it before. Like you said, the flesh is weak... it's difficult to stay focused sometimes.

Cheers!

California Girl said...

As I do not have a Monterey Aquarium app, I'd like to know the latest list of endangered and over fished species to avoid. I currently (4 yrs running now) stay away from swordfish. What else should we be concerned about?