28 June 2010

ick, ick, ick

i have been eating TERRIBLY lately and it has got to stop.  i finally understand that whole newlywed 15 thing.  because i can trace back my descent into fattyland to right about the time the boy and i decided to take this seriously.  now that we spend pretty much all mealtimes together when we're both in town, i find myself either cooking for us {and wanting to make "man food" that he'll like} or going out to eat and thinking wow, his double cheese meatball sub looks delicious, so let's make that two.  case in point:  this weekend at the beach.  friday night on the {late night} way into town, we both had a super sonic cheeseburger meal {fries for him, tots for me}.  with a large diet cherry limemade.  saturday morning was fried eggs, sausage patties, and bagels with butter and jelly. lunch was a ham and brie panini with fries.  and lots of beer.  dinner was a very greasy pepperoni pizza.  and several vodka soda splash of cranberries.  sunday was a massive sesame bagel with nova lox cream cheese.  and a bag of dill pickle potato chips.  lunch was a soft-serve chocolate ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles and a split bag of utz cheddar-flavored popcorn.  at least dinner was a homecooked meal at his parents' house that included lots and lots of vegetables.

so yeah...i feel DISGUSTING. i've gained 5 or 6 pounds in the past 2 months and i can feel it.  my chin is breaking out.  i'm tired all the time.  my boobs hurt because they're so swollen from all the salt and the heat.  and i'm just blah.  and that stops now.

the boy is travelling for work until july 9, so i'm going on a very modified {and reasonable} detox diet until then.  no red meat. {and no meat at all on mondays.}  no alcohol.  no processed sugar or "white" carbs.  no caffeine. {except a morning cup of green tea sweetened with honey so i don't effing shoot someone in the face.}  absolutely nothing fried.  and very, very limited dairy.  so i'll be living off of brown rice, fresh fruits and veggies, oatmeal, raw nuts, and lean proteins like chicken and fish, and some local chevre that i just can't say no to.  and lots and lots of water.  i don't think this will be too bad because i really, really love fresh veggies and fruit, but the no caffeine or sugar is going to kill me.

i've also started a new sports circuit class at the gym that i absolutely love and will be going to that twice a week for the remainder of the summer. i definitely want to get rid of the weight i've gained {and possibly a few more}, but mainly i just want to feel healthy again!



once he's back in town and i'm cooking again, i want to start making much healthier fare for us, driven by local and/or organic in-season ingredients.  y'all are always whipping up all sorts of delicious things, so tell me: what are your go-to summer recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner {and maybe even dessert}?  i would really love your help and support in this, because honestly, i'm probs going to be a raving bitch for the first few days of this!

5 comments:

Kate said...

i totally relate to this as i have a "meat and potatoes" man who loves my cooking. one thing that i consider my go-to is roasted veggies. i roast any and all by tossing in olive oil and scattering them on my pampered chef baking sheet (400 degrees for about 25 minutes). they almost taste fried (which satisfies my southern palate but are actually quite healthy). best of luck to you!

Annabel Manners said...

Well, now. You are *gorgeous* no matter what, but a little detox feels great from time to time. I predict that you'll feel fabulous after the first 2-3 days! Just to stack the deck, be sure to do lots of yummy at-home beauty treatments. Facials, pedicures...whatever puts a little spring in your step! xoxox

RaleighEM said...

good luck! it actually sounds fab, and I'd try it, but i love carbs SO much. a great light dessert is fresh blueberries layered with a mixture of light yogurt and fat free cream cheese...mix in a little lemon peel zest and you're good to go!

Barefoot in the Park said...

oh i hear you. i feel like a glutton after last weekend! that happened to me when the badger and i started dating. he says he gave me an opposite eating disorder. he kept saying "i cant believe how little you eat" so i ate more. back to normal now :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

"Fattyland".. haha! I can laugh because I'm also a current resident! Good luck girl. I suck at diets. I am a huge carb and caffeine fan. Without them, I'm pretty sure I would murder someone...