“You really need to cut out sugar”, he said and I told him I didn’t have a problem while I stuffed cookies in my mouth.
We talked about how MUCH sugar is in EVERYTHING and how BAD it is for EVERYONE and he challenged me to a two week cleanse.
I 100% refused the cleanse because I’m just not willing to live a life without Ketchup or coffee creamer. End of story.
So he challenged me to a “treat free” month. No sugary snacks. I was fine with this because although I love sugary treats, I’m not addicted to them. I don’t HAVE to have them. I just like them.
He knows I’m looking to lose a minimum of 5 mom pounds (ideally 10) and after a month of not eating my treats I was all, “interesting, after cutting out those treats for one month I didn’t lose a single solitary pound…”
And he was all, “You need to cut back on carbs though. Bread, pasta, and grains are taking up too much of our diets…”
And I was all, “You got it!”
And I cut out virtually all bread, pasta and cereal from my diet.
After a month of eating nuts, fruit, vegetables and soup I was all, “interesting, after cutting out the sugary treats and severely decreasing my intake of carbs and grains…I still haven’t lost a single solitary pound…”
And he was all, “You gotta move your body!…consider working out again…”
And I was all, “Ugh…you know I really would prefer to never workout, but maybe it’s the jump start my body needs to take my new food lifestyle seriously and drop those pounds it’s hanging onto!”
And after three days of working out I was sitting at my computer and I was all, “Interesting, after cutting out the sugary treats and severely decreasing my intake of carbs and grains…and working out for three days I’ve actually managed to GAIN TWO POUNDS”.
And he was all, “I just read a study about sitting and how bad it is for us. It’s not the natural human instinct to just sit all the time…”
And I was all, “Oh sweet Betsy, I can’t even SIT anymore without feeling a pang of guilt about what I might be doing to my health!?!”
He shrugged, “Just telling you what I read…”
I think I’ll stop consulting my husband. If I continue listening to him you’ll find me in constant motion gnawing on beef jerky and Kale chips between my “intermittent fasts”.
I’m not going to give up on the changes altogether (except the working out…I might give up the working out), because I do think my family needs to clean up our sloppy eating habits a bit…but it would be nice to be rewarded with the loss of a SINGLE SOLITARY POUND.
I’m starving for no good reason over here!