Change can be scary and it can be exciting. Things are changing around SMBland. Nothing too earth shattering, mind you, but changes just the same.
While Daughter #1 was in San Diego visiting An Officer and a Gentleman, I took advantage of the Food Nazi’s absence and made an executive decision. We sh*tcanned the DAMN ZONE diet and went back to the South Beach Diet. She has been compliant with my food plan since her return, albeit begrudgingly. I was just about to tell you not to mention that to her because she is still a little sensitive about the subject when she came into the room to tell me she is happy with the meal plan. I
in all my gloatiness for my brilliant decision proceeded to tell her that I was just writing about that very topic and how I thought she was a little touchy about it still. She immediately turned on me made a face and rescinded her compliment. When will I learn to just say “thanks” and leave it at that?
For what it’s worth, our new way of eating is working. I think it’s safe to say that the whole family feels better in general. Those of us (read: me) who need to lose are losing. I don’t think I’ll be a size 6 by reunion time but I’ll at least be closer to it. The important thing is that I believe we’ve found a way that we can eat healthy for life (with occasional splurges) and that’s what I wanted instead of a temporary diet change that never works in the long run.
One change I didn’t think I would ever be able to make was to give up sweet tea. I am a Yankee by birth but my stomach is a real Southerner. I’ve seen fit to give up fried food, cornbread (except the occasional splurge) and pecan toffee tassies all in the name of good nutrition but the one thing I couldn’t kick was my sweet tea habit. It’s like crack to me. I’ve tried making it with a sugar substitute. ICK! *Side note: I enjoy it with no sweetener at all if the tea is really good but I MUCH prefer good ole Southern sweet tea!* But this week, D1 came home from Publix with their own sugar free iced tea. OMG! I’m in heaven. I didn’t think it was possible but it’s not only good, it’s great.
Yet another change: I’m not really much of a soda drinker but lately I have this uncanny craving for diet Dr. Pepper. Somebody explain that to me, please.
Wii Wii alternates daily between insulting me with a Wii age of 45 and encouraging me with a Wii age of 28. Talk about changes. Sheesh! Oh and I continue to be OBESE and UNBALANCED. Have I mentioned that I hate the Damn Wii Wii!
Oh and one more thing:
I’m approaching my one year blogiversary. Are there any rituals I should know about? Sacrifices to be made? Parties to plan? I’m completely clueless, not to mention a real slacker. Let me know if there’s something I should be doing. And in case it’s something I don’t want to do, let me know the penalty also……Just sayin.
And one more thing:
This blogiversary is a good time to reflect and analyze the past year and all that’s been written here. What are your thoughts? Do you come here for the nonsense or real information. YES.I.DO. occasionally provide useful information to you. Remember it was me who taught you about tiny yellow bags and wasted tax dollars. What would YOU like to see more of in the coming year?