Did you feel any different today? Different from how you felt yesterday? I think I did and I don’t remember feeling this way before on New Year’s Day.
This morning Vince was determined that the new way of eating begins tomorrow because today is a holiday. No way, dear husband. It is starting today! I can already see that this is going to be difficult but I am determined to make it at least one month and then re-evaluate. As far as Vince, instead of trying to convince him that he shouldn’t have whatever he’s wanting to have, I’m just saying to him . . it’s up to you! I’m not going to check the carbs on everything before he eats it . . I’m going to put healthy meals on the table and what he does for snacks or what he eats besides what I fix . . that’s up to him.
For breakfast we had omelettes and bacon with no toast or biscuits. That was easy for me because I never eat bread with omelettes. Vince missed the bread. I usually have Dr. Pepper with breakfast. It isn’t as bad as it sounds since I don’t drink coffee. Vince had orange juice. I knew OJ had too many carbs, so I had water.
Dinner was smoked brisket, turnip greens with chopped turnips and salad.
The days following up to today, I had a burning desire to buy yarn. There were the sales and my earned reward status at The Loopy Ewe . . I kept thinking that I just had to get more before the end of the year but I resisted. I placed one small order with Eat, Sleep, Knit because I was so close to getting a T-Shirt. Normally I add enough yarn to the cart to get free shipping but I resisted and paid $3 shipping instead of adding $80 in yarn just to get free shipping. That felt weird!
January 1 was a good start . . no yarn purchased, healthy eating, a bit of sewing, a bit of knitting . . we’ll see what tomorrow holds.
I got an email from a friend this morning that simply said: 8 hours in and no yarn purchases for me. I’m on a roll! LOL
So, today, January 1 . . I’m eating healthy. I’m not buying yarn. You just wouldn’t think this would feel so strange but it does. It kinda reminds me of a kid when we would play hide & seek and you know your friend is coming for you, you know she’s just around the corner, but she hasn’t found you yet. The excitement builds! I believe the excitement for me is proving to myself that I really can eat right and I really can not buy yarn. But .. really? Can I do those two things? Yes I can!