It was the month after Christmas and all through the house
nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste,
at the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
the wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
and the way I’d never said, “No Thank you, please.”
As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt
and prepared once again to do battle with dirt.
I said to myself, as I only can
“you can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”
So—away with the last of the sour cream dip,
get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
every last bit of food that I like must be banished
till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won’t have a cookie—-not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I’m hungry, I’m lonesome and life is a bore,
but isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2011 is just a few hours away and I’m already back on the Low Carb wagon.
Why wait till tomorrow Right??
I forgot to take a pic of my breakfast but I did get my lunch and snack pics.
Beef patty, sauteed green peppers & onions, and broccoli.
Snack: (For the whole family)
I only ate the broccoli & ranch sour cream dip.
I made pasta with meat sauce for my family & I had the same thing that I had for lunch but I added spicy hot sauce, whooah!!!
Tonight we’re off to a friends to ring in the new year, I’ll do my best to stay on plan but I can’t make any promises. There might be some alcohol involved hahaha
I’ll let you know what the damage was tomorrow. 🙂
:-)What are your plans for tonight?:-)
This year started off with such good hopes of a good year to come. But just three weeks into this new year and to my surprise one day my husband comes home early from work.
He told me that he was let go. It took some time to get over the shock of it all, plus a whole new routine was born. It’s been a little over 10 months of me praying for some good news and him constantly going on interview after interview. Which brings us to Dec 2010, he just landed a job that seams promising. The stress in our house has been lifted for the time being.
Ok enough about my hubby now on to my favorite subject…Me!!! heehee just kiddding.
But seriously 2010 was the year I took charge of my health. In my early 20’s I suffered alot with heartburn and my Dr told me to cut out fried foods and spicy food. Well growing up in an Italian house, fried wasn’t the norm. My mom is an amazing cook and health conscience, she makes everything from scratch. Nothing fried or cooked in butter.
Ok back to me again…
In 2009 I had some tests done only to find out that I had a stomach ulcer. Doc put me on a pill that I had to take daily and I did that for 6 months and my ulcer healed. But it came back shortly after. That’s when I decided that I would try something different. I went to my Dr and told her about my ulcer and that I also wanted to lose some weight. She recommended a low carb diet. So Dec 1, 2009 was my first day on my low carb journey. I was doing really well but these last few months have been pretty stressful and I’ve plateaued and put my health on the back burner. But the good news is that so far I’ve lost 28 lbs and I’m down 4 pant sizes also I’m no longer taking my ulcer meds. Which use to cost me $75 a month. Now I use that money to buy my skinny clothes hahaha. But I do want to lose 25 more lbs to get to my goal weight. Right now I feel great and I know I’ll get to my goal.
OK I know I’m rambling on and boring you.
This is not a diet, this is my new life style. I don’t feel deprived in anyway. When I do get a craving for something that’s not part of my usual menu then I try my best to find a Low Carb version of that but if that fails sometimes you just have to say Screw it!!! and go for it. But the trick is to get back on that horse and hold on for the ride.
Now with the New Year upon us things look a lot brighter now that hubby is working, all is good.
2011 is where I put my health back on the agenda.
- Planning out my meals for the week
- Daily morning exercise (30 minutes elliptical)
- Drink 8 ~ 8 oz of water
- * ‘ll keep adding to this list as I find what works for me.