Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Okay, so I've decided how I'm going to "reboot" my life, but I'm going to try to not go on an entire juice diet just yet. I've got a plan and for me, it normally helps if I write said plan down. First, I'm going to have to get all of the sugar out of my house, but that's going to be hard with two little ones running around. My middle child, D, takes his lunch to school everyday, so he has chips, cookies, and fruit snacks that he takes every day. To keep myself from eating these things, I'm going to prepackage everything out. So, I'm going to get the ziplocs out when I get home and I'm going to measure out his cookies, his daily snacks, and his chips and whatnot and set them where he can get to them when he packs his lunch each day. After that, I'm going to just rid the house of anything that's not healthy or at least semi-healthy. You may be asking why I'll let D take cookies and chips to school. Answer is simple, I don't want to alienate him by sending him with only healthy snacks. I'm going to wean him into it and if he gets to where he wants to take just healthy snacks, then I'll transform his lunches. If I don't ease him in, he'll just ditch his lunch and take whatever processed thing the school offers for lunch everyday. I do have this fear that I'm not going to be able to do this any other way, but juicing, but for now, I'm just going to cut sugar and whatnot and start by cooking and avoiding fatty things all the way. As I type this, I've just eaten my last cupcake (thank you to my friend, Jill) and I'm sipping on my last Dr. Pepper. Better make it to 4:30 because it's seriously the last one I'm going to have. I've done great at home. I've replaced Dr. Pepper with sweetened tea. It's not perfect, but it's a huge step. I'm one of those people who has to have a soda to eat, so being able to replace the soda with something that's not full of sugar and caffeine, then I'm doing pretty well. We also haven't been eating out at all lately. On weekends I cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weeknights I cook. I bring the leftovers to work for lunch to keep myself from trekking to Taco Bueno for a $6.50 heart attack waiting to happen. My biggest obstacle is going to be learning how to do this without slipping back every time we have a food day at work or something else. What do I do when my best friend wants to run to Taco Bueno or Arby's for lunch? Do they have anything healthy? Do I break the rules occasionally? If I break the rules, then I know I'll keep doing it because that's human nature. I'm also going to have to learn to let E go at night instead of talking to him until 2 AM because we're 6 hours apart. I love hearing his voice and he helps me get relaxed enough to sleep, but I have to accept that I need to not stay up past midnight. I'm going to have to start getting up to work out in the mornings because with D starting cub scouts, I'm losing my biggest cardio and fat burner - Turbo Kick. This is going to be hard, but I have faith in myself. I'm going to take some before pictures when I get home tonight and we'll see how this goes. Wish me luck!