Remember how excited you were to start the new year with new goals and new resolutions? How’s that going for you? For me, it’s already hit a rough patch.
After the dent I put in my Food Bucket List over 2013, I made a goal to start 2014 by eating healthier and to (eventually) start exercising again.
I went to Costco on Dec. 30 and bought a bunch of chicken, veggies and other healthy choices so I’d have no excuse about not having anything “good” to eat.
Even though New Year’s Day was technically the first day of the year, I didn’t want to start totally eating healthy yet… because of all the college bowl games that day.
Tammy: Are we starting eating good today?
Me: Nooo… There’s too much football on today to start today. We’ll start New Year’s Day Second.
Me: Shut up. You know what I meant.
I spent part of New Year’s Day slicing and cutting up vegetables, even putting them into little snack bags so they would be easy to grab on my way to work in the mornings. I broke down a giant bag of spinach into smaller Ziplock bags that are individually portioned and take up less room.
Speaking of taking up room, since we weren’t officially starting until Jan. 2, and because I needed space in the freezer, I cooked what was left of the corn dog nuggets for New Year’s Day dinner.
I also made omelets with steak, peppers, mushrooms and spinach to cover breakfast Thursday and Friday for Tammy and me.
I brought my lunch to work on Thursday that was low in carbs but full of protein and greens.
Then last night we made plans with our friends, Eric and Mary, to go watch the Cotton Bowl at a new sports bar in the area. Tammy checked out the menu and was reading off their burger options, which all sounded delicious, but didn’t really fit into the more protein/less carbs/grains plan I was trying to follow.
Me: I’ll prolly just get chicken wings.
Tammy: But those are bad for you.
Me: Yeah, but they are on the list and it’s all protein. Plus there are no grains.
Tammy: But you said we could have a cheat day.
Me: We’ve been eating good for ONE DAY. You don’t get a cheat day after ONE DAY.
Tammy pouted a little and went back to looking at the menu.
I told her I should just eat bad all day Friday then, especially since I knew my co-workers were going to a place with good burgers for lunch. She told me that wasn’t how it worked.
So I got a grilled chicken salad at lunch, but now I’m all confused as to whether or not today is actually a cheat day and I don’t know that I can count on Tammy to clarify things for me.
Guess I’m just going to have to continue to take it one day at a time… literally.