Let’s not kid ourselves. Giving up sugar, donuts, french fries, soda, coffee, donuts, bread, pizza, fast food, ice cream, donuts… it all sucks. I’ve actually given up NONE of those things… but I have tried hard to cut back. It’s all I can handle. An Apple Empanada from Taco Bell is about as exciting as my life gets! I’m much too weak to say never.
But sugar… I’ve really got to get serious about eating less of it. Middle age has it’s way of telling you that. I was recently shocked when I started paying attention to all sugar i was eating. And that was just in my yogurt and my oatmeal! And how fun is yogurt and oatmeal anyway?? If i have to eat that every day, then why I might as well get a donut!!
But instead of giving up all sensibility for a daily chocolate glazed (which would be f*cking awesome!)… i decided i could have the occasional root beer, Happy Meal, or mmm… donut… if I just simply get the sugar out of the things that are, let’s face it… pretty lame anyway! No offense yogurt and oatmeal. You have fantastic health benefits… but you are not a donut.
In all seriousness, I really do have a lot of respect for those who choose to eat consciously and stay active… no matter how moderate or extreme their habits are. I am terrible at it! But we all don’t have to be #cleaneaters and #fitnessmodels. Right? If I can just make a little more effort today than I did yesterday, and a little more tomorrow… maybe I can get somewhere with this.
I HAVE to get moving too. I sit all day, and it’s soooo not good. And lunch is the time. For me, that’s the only time I can even hope to stick with it. And it keeps me out trouble (like driving to the store for a donut). This week’s WordPress challenge asked us to look around at lunch and document what you see (i paraphrase)… and this is pretty much what I see every day. And it’s not horrible. It gives me a chance to listen to gangsta rap.
It hasn’t been an easy week… I am almost done with my first week of plain yogurt. Ugh. I didn’t want to do it. I have to throw a bit of honey or raisins in it, but it’s a start. The oatmeal was a much easier adjustment. But it’s gotten easier through the week, and I’m pretty sure I can do this. In the name of name of longer life, and tighter buns.
now where’s my donut?
p.s. sorry I didn’t post at lunch… I was a little busy listening to Pitbull and trying not to think about donuts. 🙂