Monday, December 29, 2008
So I am sitting here making all these plans for January first and suddenly I stop and think..."Why wait?" What is so special about the first that makes it worth doing another few days of damage to my already holiday-ravished body? This time instead of focusing on the 50 things I am supposed to do I am going to try and focus on the 3 things I HAVE to do...drink water, eat healthfully and MOVE. The last few weeks I have been doing NONE of these and it is wreaking havoc on my poor body. I have stomach aches and headaches...I have no energy and I am unhappy....so where is the upside of this junk food eating lifestyle? The sweet taste that only last a minute hardly seems worth all of this unhappiness and anguish. So last night I had a healthy dinner and loads of veggies. I also had a piece of crumb cake....ok so the crumb cake wasn't the best finish on the dinner but the healthy dinner was a start (considering only a few days ago I ate COOKIES for dinner - yes you heard me right...talk about rock bottom hey?). This morning so far I had 2 scrambled eggs with a bit of trans-fat free margarine and a bit of ketchup (yeah I know it has salt and sugar but its the only way I can choke down the eggs....) and I am just about to heat me up a snack of the asparagus, mushrooms and onions leftover from last night's dinner. I am actually really looking forward to it and there is almost 2 cups of it there for me :) I have also noticed that even though I try my unbalanced diet is creating an unbalanced diet for my daughter who is not quite 2 years old. When I go on binges its all carbs - potatoes and pasta, bread and rice....and when I "get healthy" its low or no carbs (also not good for a growing toddler!). So I think I will make a rice/pasta dish...something simple..to use as a side dish for her. That way she is getting the benefits of my healthy meals but with the added carbohydrates she needs for energy. If I keep it in the fridge we can add it to her dinner for 2-3 days and then choose a new side dish.
I have made a menu plan for the week which at the very least means planned healthy dinners with lots of veggies - and I am trying to put in breakfast and lunch plans the night before. So at least I am on the right track.