Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Fattest Housewives of San Francisco

First off--thanks for the well wishes so far! I really appreciate it, and would love to hear tips, recipes, etc from all of you!

I do want to quickly clarify my "low carb" comment--I mostly mean to cool it on the bread before dinner, the french fries, the cookies, stuff like that. I'm really excited about exploring some new whole grain options--just need to quit with the refined/processed ones. I'm a carb-a-holic and it's definitely a major factor with my weight gain. I am proud to say that at lunch today I passed on the bread at the table AND swapped my fries for salad.

That said, Morgan and I have decided to start our own little "biggest losers" competition--So if anyone is interested in joining, please let me know! We'll be starting it officially next week.

I don't know about you, but my goal is to look like Gretchen from Real Housewives (no, that's not a joke. Just an unrealistic goal)

One other thing.

Weaning myself off carbs is going to be really hard.

Like really, really hard.

NYR: Part 1

While among my list of New Year's Resolutions is to post my backlog of posts, and to post in a more timely fashion, I have a more real and pressing resolution to share with you all (and therefore make myself more accountable)

After reading several books, watching lots of propoganda and just plain old deep thought, Patrick and I have dubbed 2010 the "year of Veggies".

(This also stems from the fact that I'm the fattest I've ever been in my life and I'm kind of freaking out. Wait, I'm not 22 anymore?? How did this happen!)

So starting Jan 2nd (Jan 1st didn't count, we were on an airplane with nothing but chocolate to eat...) we've embarked on a new course of dining.

After two days, I'm so proud of myself for what I've eaten that I have to stop and remind myself that it's only been two days. And that means there are 363 days to go. (Then I get depressed, so I start thinking about the last two days and get happy again, haha)

So as part of my commitment to our new way of life (and my better blogging habits), I've decided to use this space as a food blog--documenting what I eat, how the new recipes turn out, and holding myself accountable for every mini-snickers I steal from the reception desk on 1 (even if I think the calories are canceled out in my walk down from 6).

As of Monday, I'm officially on my new, self proclaimed "better for me" diet, with the following rules:

-More Cooking at home
-No Processed Sugars (and little to no sugar of any kind)
-Low carb (Especially refined carbs and French Fries)
-Lower animal product consumption (Especially beef)
-High vegetable intake (including trying my best to like things I never before have liked, like tomatoes, mushrooms and olives)
-Increased fish consumption (including learning to like the fish I cook myself)
-Increased whole foods
-Less processed foods
-No cheeseburgers (booo)
-More water

Anyways, I'm sure there will be plenty of bumps in the road (cheeseburger sized bumps, most likely), and I don't think I can get Patrick to give up Pizza or PB&Js for lunch, but we're trying to improve.

**This post is not intended to be self righteous or demeaning in any way, and I apologize in advance if it is. I know everyone has their own beliefs on what is and is not the right way to eat, and I'm not judging. Just making myself accountable to my new choices**