Monday, August 27, 2012


Last week I was better about food than I had been in a while. Little big things I call them. I did not buy the wonderful fresh bread and dip it in olive oil to have with my dinner. I drank more water. It’s a little thing, but duh, kind of a big thing.  In spite of feeling better about the way I’ve been eating, I know that I haven’t been doing as well as I could be. I’m still feeling loosey AND goosey. 

Just in the nick of time, I read Christine’s post ---which again didn’t say anything new, but said it all. Keep it simple. Right after her post I read Allan’s post, which proposed a challenge!  Woo Hoo! This is what I need for sure. I signed up and got the plan.  I’m not going to lie, it looks pretty challenging.  Like what? We’re supposed to eat within an hour of waking up. Few things about that, I wake up at 6 am. The truth is that I am not only am I not hungry at 6 am, the very thought of eating that early makes my stomach churn. Further more, if I eat at 6 won’t I be hungry at 9?  The plan suggests mayonnaise on sandwiches—I loathe mayonnaise (So sorry Allan, I’m not eating that). I don’t think that I can even discuss my feelings surrounding fat free cheese.

All the being said, I am going to do the best I can and just dive in. I've already given in to the old bad  habits if I'm starting to figure out a way to manipulate the plan that I've been given. I don't want to do that, as the point of this whole thing is to change.  I started this morning with my cherries, blueberries and milk. Set a side my mid morning snack of string cheese and an apple. Lunch today is 3 oz of grilled chicken with salad greens. Lots of water in between. Dinner is either chicken or fish with quinoa and vegetables.

 I’m looking forward to eating clean and eating simple.  Will keep you all posted at my progress. 


  1. Glad to be in the challenge with you, April. We can do this. Keeping it simple is a good thing. Have a great day!

  2. Stopping by from Allan's blog. Good luck with the challenge :)