Monday, April 30, 2007

Eat, drink and be merry...all in healthy moderation, of course.

How do you healthy people do it?

Operation: Be Healthier continues unabated. I have exercised EVERY SINGLE DAY since I started this madness. Of course, that's only 11 days, but still....every single one of them. And I am eating better, in general. I don't weigh myself on a daily basis (in that direction madness lies, for me), but I can already see a pretty significant difference in how my clothes are fitting. So, that's a very, very good thing, since without some sort of positive reinforcement, I'd never be able to continue down this path. Oh, I'd probably be able to continue with the exercise, but I'd never be able to continue with the one lifestyle modification I think is making the biggest difference: the reduction of my cheese intake. I actually went to the grocery store this weekend, and avoided the cheese aisle completely! I know, I know, it was painful. I could hear the cheeses calling to me, swear to god. "Eat me, Liz!" Is that you, extra sharp cheddar? "No, no, eat ME." Ah, little muenster, I'd know you anywhere. But I quickly turned my cart in a different direction and zipped away.

Did you know it's possible to eat a sandwich or veggie burger without cheese? It is! I know, it's hard for me to believe, too...but I've done it now, more than once. I only hope I can continue, and that, eventually, it will be easier. Until then, I'll simply jam my fingers in my ears and sing "la la la" loudly, whenever I'm near the cheese aisle. The delicious, delicious cheese aisle. Sigh.


Noelle said...

For a week, I substituted one meal a day with something I created in my juicer, and it totally worked. Then, I made a big bowl of pasta last night, and it was like an entire week of healthy eating was lost. I don't know if I can live my life this way. Kudos to you, because life without cheese is indeed grim.

Stinkypaw said...

Keep it up girlfriend, you're doing great!

Cheese can be pretty bad if you let it convince you, you can stray so bad... Be strong!

stefanie said...

Cheese = calcium!! Don't you want strong bones??

(Sorry. Didn't mean to be an enabler, really. I am impressed by your resolve! Keep up the good work!) :-)

lizgwiz said...

noelle, I always forget about my juicer. Maybe I need to try that, too. And I should point out that I'm not giving up cheese ENTIRELY, just trying to cut it back. Way back. Sigh.

stinkypaw, thanks for the encouragement!

stef, I can always pop a Tums--they're loaded with calcium. And, as noted to noelle, I'm not going completely cold turkey on the cheese front. (Mmm...tofurkey and cheese....stop it!)

gorillabuns said...

i don't know how people do it either.

if i can't have a sandwich with cheese, can i still have it on my crappy salad?

congrats on the major self-control!