We're now 15 days into the Year O' Eating Healthy in the Dryer household, and so far, so good. I've managed to lose five pounds so far, without even giving much thought to exercise yet. Baby steps, people. (And no, that nice little photo to the right isn't me, it's a file photo, so stop trying to scrunch up your eyes to read the numbers on the scale. You're totally busted.)
By the way, why is it that when a person first loses weight, they dismiss it by saying, "Oh, it's just water weight." Like that's a bad thing that the weight is made of water. I don't care if it's made of brain tissue, I just want it off my body.
For one of our meals this weekend, we ate turkey burgers on whole wheat buns, with sweet potato french fries. It was was surprisingly non-horrible, and considerably healthier than the alternative. I thought about putting tofu on the burger, just so I could include it in this blog post, but then I decided that bloggability was a really bad reason to buy tofu. Come to think of it, has there ever been a good reason to buy tofu?
Another bizarre little trick is working for me right now, and it will demonstrate to you just how bizarre the innerworkings of my head
is are is are...oh, shoot, whatever. Anyway, I bought those little spiral bound index cards, and on each one I've written something to motivate me about losing weight:
Think about swimsuits this summer!
You don't want to get diabetes, do you?
If you stop eating when you're full, then when you're hungry again you CAN eat.
Corny, I know, but it's actually helping me. I have two little booklets--one in my purse, and one in my kitchen, and I'm referring to them very often. I'm trying to re-train my brain to think this way. I'm thinking it will be especially helpful when I hit the I-lost-ten-pounds mark, because that's where I always fall off the wagon.
Lastly, these little jobbers are making this whole thing possible. If I can have ice cream, I can do it. And carrots? CARROTS ARE MY FRIEND.
Thus conclues the most disjointed blog post I've ever written. Maybe it was five pounds of brain tissue after all...