It’s summing up to be a nice, quiet week here at The Point. We’ve had the kids’ friends going in and out, games, school planning, just easy stuff.
On Monday I went to the grocery store with a few of my girls. This is a new, exciting thing for me…children that can do the grocery shopping. I will have a hard time giving this up when they all decide to leave home one day. I may have to have them come back once a week just so that I don’t have to ever return to the horrible task of fighting the Walmart crowds by myself. It brings out the worst in me.
We make a list, divide it in half and I cover one side of the store with one of the girls while the two other daughters cover the other side. Divide and conquer. It’s delightful. Not only do I get the grocery shopping done in half the time, but I get to spend an hour with my girls. Teaching them to shop for groceries is like passing the mantle to the next generation, “Here you go child. Now you get to do the shopping from now on.” (I feel a little like Tom Sawyer painting the fence)
This week’s grocery run took a little extra time because I am, yet again, on a diet and I had to buy special food. Yes, I know my track record with dieting hasn’t been good and I don’t expect you to trust me again. I deserve that. But I hope I get points for at least trying. I can have points, they don’t have any carbs.
My doctor suggested a diet that would be very good for me. It’s from a book called “Dr Gundry’s Diet Evolution.” She insisted, “This diet is about more than losing weight. It’s about your whole health.” I’m interested in my whole health, so I thought, why not try it?
I was so determined when I left her office that I went straight home and ordered the book, it came two days later, I put it on the table by my recliner and there it sat….for three months. At some point I moved it to the bathroom, then the coffee table, hoping the location would help. When I got home from California a few weeks ago I realized it was time for me to just sit down and read the dumb thing.
So last week we started phase one (James is doing it with me). The first two weeks of the diet are very restrictive. Before the diet I used to fantasize about having a maid while I sat on a beach in Hawaii drinking out of coconuts. Now I just wish to sit on my pool deck with something sweet and crunchy in my mouth. Going to the grocery store doesn’t help either. I find myself wandering around taking pictures like this
Overall it’s been good. I’ll admit that I really struggled for the first few days, but I’m slowly getting used to it. Not being able to eat any carbs at all…nothing white, nothing sweet, no fruit, no dairy, no Diet Dr Pepper….can get to you.
But I’m starting to feel better and have less cravings. Last night I only had one dream where I was bathing in a chocolate river next to a cookie mountain.
Other than dieting I’m enjoying our nice, quiet week. The kids and I have played a few games and I’ve gotten a few drawers cleaned out. I’m getting some writing done on my book and I even cleaned out some toys in the nursery.
And I only wished once that they were covered in whipped cream so I could eat them.