Sunday, December 18, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas Chaos I would like the universe to give to me….6 Days Without Weighing.

It's not because I'm fat (although I'm "hah-chew" pounds heavier than I was in my 20s). And, it's not because I'm lazy (although I do drink my yogurt). It's because I'm tired. I'm tired of having to think about what food I'm eating. I'm tired of wondering what foods have good carbs vs. bad carbs, which have too much sodium and which don't have enough potassium, and I'm stil trying to understand the difference between Calories or Calories from Fat.

Can't food manufacturers make my life easier by identifying foods with a simple, quick, easy to understand traffic signal system? Green: Tastes like crap, but you'll be skinny. Yellow: Food tastes better, but you might put on a few pounds. Red: The best-tasting food in the world, but your ass will balloon to the size of Texas.

Since that will never happen, the onus is on me to watch what I eat. But after 10 hours a day at work, less than six hours of sleep at night, and juggling diaper duty for 2 kiddies in between, the idea of thinking about what foods I should be eating makes my head hurt. On top of that, it's December. In Chicago. It snowed today. And, I just realized that I have 12 days to finish all of the New Years Resolutions that I haven't gotten around too—including, Resolution #3--> Go on a diet. (expletive) that!

So here is what I need universe…six days for me to eat whatever the hell I want. A break from thinking, planning, and worrying about what I should be eating. This doesn't mean that I'm going to binge on fast food or eat chicken wings for breakfast or doughnuts for dinner. It means that whatever I end up cooking or ordering-in or pulling off the shelf is fair game for six days. Then, it's back to figuring out what my daily phosphorous percentage intake should be.

To see previous days, click below:
12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 5
12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 4
12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 3
12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 2
12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 1

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