Well, we are in a bit of a quandary about this New Health Regime thing now. And, yes, this is me making excuses about why the regime takeover has yet to commence.
But, they’re valid excuses.
First of all, we just got back on Monday from being out of town for two weeks, so we’re still trying to get everything back in order. (Wow, now that I’ve written it, that one sounds super lame.)
Also, we need to restock the house with diet-friendly foods.
If I go into this prepared, I suck at this.
If I go in unprepared, I suck more.
So, I need to be prepared.
And then, as LCB and I began discussing the New Health Regime, we realized that LCB has a myriad of business meetings involving restaurant meals and an abundance of 18 hours or more work days this month, which will prove a challenge to both his diet and his ability to exercise.
So, we’re trying to decide how best to approach this, since I’d really prefer to do it with him rather than alone.
In the meantime, we have decided on a pre-diet diet.
You heard me correctly.
And there will not be one of you who won’t roll your eyes at this next part, but I am so totally serious here.
Okay, go ahead, roll away. I know, I know.
But seriously, the cheesecake is totally justified. LCB loves cheesecake, and since we went back to the old house at the last minute for the holidays, I didn’t get to make him a cheesecake for Christmas like I had originally promised.
So, delivering on my promise is the honorable thing to do here.
Oh, and there is one other thing. On Thursday, when we were out shopping for the Epiphany present for the small people, leftover Christmas candy turned out to be 75% off at the grocery store. LCB and I each grabbed a handful of bags, and then, as we were walking away, all of a sudden, LCB stops and says, verbatim, “Wait. We don’t even have two bags per family member here. We need more.”
I laughed and then paused when I realized he was being serious. “But what about the New Health Regime?” I asked, hesitant about buying more chocolate for perhaps the first time in my life.
“It’ll keep. Grab some more.”
And so we both did.
If you care to know, we now have 22 bags of chocolate sitting on our kitchen counter. That means I will have probably thousands of little pieces of chocolate, all calling out to me with their little seductive chocolaty voices while I try to stick to some reduced-calorie meal plan soon. And, I can already see myself picking out all of the red and silver pieces to dish off at some function requiring Valentine’s Day candy. I’ve always laughed at the idea of doing this. Until now.
And sorry, LCB, but chocolate does lose some of its flavor after it sits around for a while, so I may feel pressured to consume it during its prime. LCB’s not a diagnosed chocoholic, so he wouldn’t know.
Perhaps we need to adjust our decision-making matrix a bit on this one.
At any rate, I’ve come across a handful of diet and fitness posts on various blogs this week, so I’ll just take this moment to warn you now. This blog’s approach will not likely be much like the other diet and fitness approaches posted out there.
An Island Mom’s not really going to be about diet and exercise advice.
Or best practices.
But, on the upside, I’ve already managed to involve cheesecake and chocolate, and I haven’t even started.
How about all of you? Are any of you on a pre-diet diet?