Winter Weight Loss #2

Jan 31, 2012 by

I am learning so much about getting healthy these days.  One family member is doing a vegetarian detox.  Another few are starting up with Weight Watchers.  I find it so interesting to hear the different theories, plans and motivations.


Recently, I was telling someone about our trip to Sandals.  I mentioned that it took a day or two to get oriented with where things were (specifically, the good food).  I happened to use cheese sticks as an example of one of the foods we were surprised A) was available in the Bahamas and B) that was GOOD (even hand-battered!).


The person I was talking to said *insert sarcastic tone* “Well, I see you stuck to your diet.”




And this is why Adam and I are not stuck on a specific “diet” plan.  People just don’t get it.  First of all, that is a rude and ignorant comment.  If this person had listened, rather than interrupting, they would have learned that in our 5 days there, we ate cheese sticks ONE time, and mostly vegetables, fish and beef the rest of the time.  Not to mention, what business is it of anyone’s whether we stuck to a “diet” or not?  That’s why it’s called VACATION!  Oh, and one more thing, we were never on any certain “diet” to begin with, so suck it.


But now, hearing about the different pros and cons of things like the Weight Watchers points system and South Beach Diet’s low sugar recipes, I think Adam and I are getting a clearer idea of what we want to do.  For example, on WW, fruits and vegetables (other than super starchy things like peas and potatoes) are all zero points.  Isn’t that how it should be? Wouldn’t you be better off eating a bucket of apples and asparagus than whatever crap you’re eating now?  I had spiral mac and cheese for dinner, I’m not perfect.  Guarantee I’d be feeling more healthy, more full and more satiated if I’d gone with apples and asparagus.  On South Beach, they want you to get off the white refined sugar and flour.  Duh.  I mean come on people, the one thing we DO know about the evil that is cancer, is that it feeds off of sugar.  If that’s not enough reason to cool it on the sweet stuff, I don’t know what is.


Which brings me to the point of all of this.  Adam and I are now on what I am branding the Common Sense Diet.  It’s pretty simple.  Try not to eat crap.  Try to eat lean proteins, vegetables, fruits and whole grains.  Follow that up with some exercise.  Cheat once in a while.


I think we can all agree on that.


Oh, and don’t think I forgot to hold myself accountable.  As for total pounds lost, Adam is -8 and I am -4.  Slowly but surely.  I’m just happy as hell that I didn’t GAIN weight on vacation.

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