Monday, October 13, 2008

Accountability

I am writing this out so I can potentially experience a shred of shame if I don't do what I'm planning to do.

What I am planning to do is eat at least ONE vegetable with every dinner this week.

I know it sounds simple. At least it was simple when I was 30 lbs. lighter, living alone and able to run to the grocery store (literally -- I'd walk there!) in a moment's notice.

Now ... it's complicated. I gotta pack up the baby (is her diaper changed? is she hungry? is she sleeping?) and I gotta get myself together (did I brush my teeth? what about hair? when was the last time I showered?) and to get everything to align all at the same time is not easy.

So usually ... I settle for starch and protein. And I miss vegetables. I love them!

And I really really want to lose this baby weight.

So starting this week: a vegetable with every dinner. Starchy vegetables like corn don't count. Much to Geoff's chagrin.

Last night: broccoli. Tonight: butternut squash.

I don't know where I'm going from there, but I have a goal. And I'm starting small.

Next week: a salad and a vegetable with every dinner.

Period.

Geoff said "Salad AND vegetables?"

Yes. Next Sunday we begin salad and vegetables.

I did a lowcarb diet back in 2001 and lost 30 lbs in 2 months. Yes. Insane, I know. And I didn't do some crazy version of lowcarb wherein you eat only meat, cheese and bacon, etc. I ate vegetables. Lots of them. In fact, I ate carbs -- every night, usually. After I'd had a salad, then a dinner of mostly vegetables and a bit o' protein.

I can't really do that again as I'm breastfeeding and I need to make sure there's enough nutrition to sustain me AND Phoebe, but I can up the vegetables.

And that's what I'm gonna do.

I'm really curious to see if I drop any weight this week.

I think I can
I think I can
I think I can

2 comments:

Candice Lynn said...

I still remember your recipe for mashed potatoes using cauliflower. Sounds delicious? Yes. Did lazy Candice ever make it? No. And I don't have a Phoebe to use an excuse. Good luck with the veggie plan!

Poodle said...

I bought cauliflower yesterday. I plan on making that tomorrow.

So far so good on the veggies. I even had butternut squash with lunch today, and intend to have green beans tonight. Very excited.