The challenge title is misleading. It’s not challenging one to eat, which would totally be a challenge I would GLADLY take on. It’s challenging one to eat RIGHT. A group of us ladies have decided to follow our fearless leader into the depths of healthiness (and despair) by accepting her carefully laid out plan for healthy eating…and Gawd knows what else, because we are supportive. And awesome. And probably a little drunk from the holidays to really think this through.
Anyways, like any carefully strategic plan for world domination, there are rules…quid pro quos…stuff that’s listed that’s forbidden to eat/drink/consume… stuff I ate in large quantities over the holidays that apparently are BAD for me. Pffft… We are to read the list, memorize the list…basically, BE ONE WITH THE LIST. Ugh…here we go….
My thoughts are in the parentheses…
This is the list of NO’s:
- No chips (dat’s okay, don’t mind’em anyways)
2. No white potatoes (don’t mind ‘dat either.)
3. No Ice cream (so far this is easy….)
4. No fast food (Okay, so no Micky D’s for a while)
5. No fried food (Nudding? Hmmm)
6. No chocolate (WHAT?! But…not ONE BITE?! I may die)
7. No white bread (fine. No homemade bread )
8. No soda or juice (done)
9. No cakes, cookies, donuts, etc. (I’m thinking the “etc” part includes everything I love)
10. No added sugar of any kind (Sweet Jesus, lady WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!…okay, I’ll need to breathe for a while…)
Sugars – Avoid all added sugars for this challenge. (ugh…sooooo gonna die)
Substitute Sugars – Avoid all substitute sugars, including stevia. While it’s not a sugar, the idea of the challenge is not only to get sugar out of your diet, but also to get you away from the need for something sweet. ( and away from eating stuff that tastes better than the cardboard boxes those sweet donuts from heaven came packed in)
Alcohol – Avoid alcohol because it can make your cravings worse. (but if you’re drunk, you won’t notice the cravings, will ‘ya? )
I started a day earlier, just because I wanted to be able to focus and ease myself into this 14 day hell ride we call HEALTHY EATING. Whatever…
Things I discovered today, Day One:
I drank my first cup of coffee EVER with nothing in it but a bit o’milk. Tasted like crap, but I’m willing to try it again…not sure why…I guess I can be convinced of anything. Next I’ll be signing up for Scientology classes and Leah Remini will be trying to save me…
I like sugar. EVERYTHING has added sugar, so I’m focusing on fresh fruit and veggies and almonds. Boring as hell, but it gets me through my morning….but I still want to stab somebody in the throat for no sugar in my morning coffee…
By 11:30 I needed another coffee. Usually by this time, I have had 2 or 3 cups. I only had the one since I wasn’t relishing the taste without the sugar. So some may say “another benefit” while I’m saying “I WANNA KILL SOMEBODY SO I’LL STAY IN MY OFFICE, THANKS”
I found I drank more water out of desperation. Desperation will make you do crazy things…who has Tom Cruise’s number?
Why does it seem to be more water exiting my body, than entering it? Seriously. The bathroom at work is going to get my name plate plastered on it.
Did you know that salad dressing has added sugar in it? WORK WITH ME PEOPLE. I’M EATING A GODDAMNED SALAD. THE LEAST YOU COULD DO IS PROVIDE A DECENT –TASTING- SAUCY- LOVELINESS TO MAKE IT TASTE BETTER THAN STALE CARROTS AND GRASS FROM LAST SPRING’S THAW!!
See? A wee bit stabby.
DAY 2 SHOULD BE AWESOME….
2 thoughts on “The 14 Day Eating Challenge (Yet Another Way to Make Me Cranky)”
I’ve got Leah Remini coming over on the ferry right now with no-sugar-added salad dressing. I hope you like spicy mango. 😉 😳
Yay! We can have a chat….