Monday, July 08, 2013
I thought and researched my options and choices in excruciating detail, decided that a total renovation was the only way to go. Enough with the piecemeal changes! Three months ago I signed the contract. I have selected each component (thank God for the internet!)
Learning to eat properly, planning and tracking, has benefits far outside the diet realm. I made my lists, adjusted them regularly, checked each item off as it got done. I was able to see which pieces of the job are mine, which ones belong to the contractor, and do my part. I'm finished and it is time for them to start today.
The hard part will be staying On Plan without a kitchen, but I'll figure it out. I have the tools and the commitment. No junk food, no take-out, no eating out. The variables will be, as always, time and creativity. I'll have to do a bunch of Spark recipes. I got the Sparkpeople Cookbook when it came out and put it in the basement because it uses too many prepared ingredients for my taste. I'll make my own polenta, thanks very much. I'll soak my own beans. But for this month, I'll need to make allowances and Spark's recipes will be my fallback.
The real challenge for me will be to weigh the same when the kitchen is back in operation as it is today, on Day One.