Whenever Rod and I would discuss losing weight he would immediately throw out "When are we starting Low Carb?". I would always grimace b/c well, to me it is not a long term solution and it is not something that I want our children to do.
To be completely fair, 8 years ago when I was having mega issues with trying to get pregnant b/c of this "condition" I have (another post for another time), I was told by my doctor to lose some weight and that it will often times help kick the body in gear (for the record, I didn't get pregnant for another 6 months and lots of other meds later). I was also told that I am "pre-diabetic" b/c of this condition so 8 years ago we did low carb. Now, this was BEFORE kiddos and there were people at work that I was doing it with and I easily lost about 20 lbs in about 6 weeks.
So, I know that this works but I want to be a good example of what to eat to our kids. Yes, (shut-up please) I know that to be a good example of healthy living I should do some sort of exercise. (shut-up pretty please) And well, it is definitely not well rounded.
Something happened on Sunday evening and when Rod said "When are we going to start Low Carb? Tomorrow?" I said "OK". Now really what was I thinking? Cooking which is normally something that I enjoy is now something that I almost dread. It is hard to come up with food that is good to eat for Rod and I and that the kids will get the nutrients that they need. I also hate cooking differently for all of us.
I am already hating the same cheese, meet, pickles and nuts. It seems like every meal. Oh, and salad with meat and cheese on it. Oh, yeah, green beans.
So, today I am whining. I cut up a pear for Jared's lunch today. Would've been nice to take a bit. Or maybe eat a banana muffin I made last week. Or maybe one of those clementines sitting on my counter.
Ah, but I've already lost some weight. Not sure what the officially number is since I didn't weigh myself Monday morning. But I know it is a little bit but I am not sure how long I can stand the monotony on my poor taste buds!