09 January 2011

Not A Resolution, but...

I am not one for resolutions. I typically subscribe to the fact that if you are going to make changes in your life, why do you need to wait for a new year to get it started? What makes it easier to change that bad habit on January 1st, versus September 23rd, or April 4th? I am pretty sure I have said it before, and I will say it again, in the immortal words of Bono: "Nothing changes on New Years Day."

So that being said, on January 1st, 2011, Rebecca and I started a quasi-cleansing diet/eat better initiative. I have never dieted in my entire life, unless you count the "see food" diet I have subscribed to since about age 12. ( See food? Eat it.) I didn't think it would be as hard as it is. I am having such weird cravings that I peed on a stick the other day just to make sure everything was okay. (Yes, this is Chad writing.)

I have approached this diet with the worst attitude ever. Kicking and screaming and complaining and wanting to quit everyday. Rebecca's usurpations and demands (read: encouragement) have been the only things that have kept me in the game. I like my sugar. My chocolate chip cookies. My flavored drinks. A day old donut is better than no donut at all. Water is so good, but I like a little Root-beer in my water too.

I wish I could say that the diet is a sham, that it doesn't work, and be a huge naysayer...but I can't. This simple diet has sucked almost 10 pounds (7) off of my fat. It has reduced my BMI as well. If I am ever in charge of worlds, however, I am going to make healthy food taste good. The foods get so bland. I can only handle so much of the leafy greens without dressing. I like my white bread. I could go on forever.

We are celebrating our success as dieters by going to Leatherby's. I plan to eat an equal amount of ice cream, in pounds, as I have lost in weight. Don't worry though, our "resolution" is that we are going to eat healthier over all. No more crazy diets, just healthier habits. Wish us luck. Well, wish me luck at least, Rebecca isn't struggling like I am.