Tuesday, November 20, 2012
When you break down my diet, there are two basic problems
* I don't eat any vegetables
* I eat massive amounts of chocolate and junk snacks
Since last week, I've been tapering the junk food (had a couple of off days, but will start tracking again today)
As far as vegetables go, when I say I don't eat any vegetables I am not exaggerating. I've gone years without eating any. Fruits? Lean proteins? Dairy and skim milk? Sure. Vegetables not so much. I will literally buy only 3 servings of vegetables that would last a week and will end up throwing all 3 out (usually a bag of spinach)
So I've been toying with an idea for a quarter by quarter new years resolution regarding this.
Then I thought, "Why wait?"
So last week ,with 50 days left this year, I decided to set a goal to eat 50 vegetables by 2013. I am rewarding myself with $1.00 for each vegetable (along with 25c per fruit). I limit those rewards to 3 veggies per day and 4 fruits. I'm not looking for big numbers, I'm looking for consistency.
So far it's going well. I've been frying onions and peppers, mixing with brown rice or red meat and been bringing a serving of celery to work with me each day. I'm down to 37 servings. We'll see how it goes.
If it works, I will set increasing quarterly goals over the next few years, until I'm up to 3-5 per day.
- TD Out!