So far January has been rough. I am on the second week of my diet and I’m starting to dream of chocolate. I need something chewy….anything but lettuce and ground turkey.
I’m salivating just thinking about it. Yesterday I was rummaging through the pantry hoping there was some hidden gem in there like an old Tootsie Roll or maybe some unused chocolate chips. Sadly I went away with nothing.
It’s pitiful really. But the thought of eating more oranges today makes me want to run screaming to the nearest mini-mart for a Snickers.
I can say that even though the cravings are causing me to have weird thoughts of chewing on a pencil for comfort, I have lost weight. My goal is to lose 50 pounds this year. That’s about a pound a week. Surely I can manage that. My plan is to watch my diet, exercise 3x a week and watch “The Biggest Loser.” If that doesn’t work nothing will.
The hardest part is finding something to eat when I am on the go. Like yesterday, some of the kids and I were going to meet some friends an hour away. I was running late so I needed to eat my lunch while I drove. This is hard to do with a salad. What am I supposed to eat in the car? Or when I’m in the middle of school and don’t have time to stop and cook something. I need suggestions. And before you answer keep in mind that I am not eating many carbs and I’m watching fats and no sugar. See? I told you it’s hard.
I’m going to focus on the good things. Like the rain. We had a torrential downpour last night It’s the first big rain we’ve had in a year and I am just so grateful for it! I love lying there on a dark morning and listening to the sound of rain on our metal roof. It’s a sleep late, relax, cuddle kind of day. Plus it’s Hope’s birthday, so we will all be enjoying a relaxing day of playing games and talking about when she was a baby and how far she’s come.
And I will be watching the kids eat cake while I chew on a celery stick (not really because I hate celery, I just thought it sounded noble).
As if that’s not enough fun information for the day, I also can tell you that I’ve started planning my January project. I am going to help Grace redo her room and w are online shopping for bedding. She has a daybed and needs a new cover and dust ruffle. Once we find that we will pick paint colors and build some shelves around the top of her room. She is a bookworm and has books in stacks all around the tiny room, so we need to get them off of the floor and have decided that the only way to go is up. It will be a pain for her to try to actually get the books down, but we’ve got to keep our priorities in order. Like the good book says, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”
Have a great week!
And don’t forget those quick meal suggestions. I need them before I start building shelves in Grace’s room. Man can’t live on oranges and broccoli alone.