"You're Out of Your Mind".....
That's what a young lady said to me while standing in the kitchen at work.
Why, do you ask?
Because my co-worker Sarah asked me, "So, how is it so far with the no carbs?"
This of course prompted 2 other girls, who were easily a size 4 with perfect hair, teeth and skin to say to me, "NO CARBS?!?! Oh, I would just die without carbs."
Part of me wanted to be very catty and not very lady like (I did live in the south, so I do know how to be a proper lady. Kind of...) and say, "Well, that may be true, but you see, I'm not a skinny girl like you where all I eat is a 1/2 a Lean Cuisine Meal and then say 'Oh. I'm full.' and then sip Diet Coke all day. No, see, I'm a big girl. I've always been a big girl. And while I'm not as big as I used to be (photos coming later) my jeans are starting to feel tight. And while you may have never experienced this problem, let me tell you--it's terrible. So, yes. I have to give up the carbs."
But no. I didn't. I put on a big smile and said, "Yep. No carbs. It's just for two weeks."
Then the questions began:
"What do you eat?" Sarah, who I adore, jokingly said, "Do you eat a lot of cheese. 'Cuz I could do this if I got to eat a lot of cheese!" I said that yes, I can eat cheese, but it's lots of veggies & lean meats and I can even eat my homemade hummus.
"What do you eat with your hummus?" I looked at skinny girl #1 and said, "veggies". Here eyes were huge--like she's never seen a celery stalk or radish before.
"Can you have fruit?" As skinny girl #2 eats and apple in my face. My reply was "no".
"Oh, GAWD, I just couldn't do it." (with wide eyes and microwaving their Lean Cuisines) My reply, "It's just 2 weeks and after that I can have fruit, whole grains, and the like."
Seriously--these two skinny girls looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears. Once I shared with Sarah, in private, that I was eating more than cheese and won't turn into a large cheese curd she said to me, "Oh! Sure! You can eat a lot of stuff." Sarah has always been supportive of me--she even encouraged me to do Weight Watchers with her last year.
However, I cheated with the points then wondered why I gained weight. Hummm. Sarah was super successful and lost 35+ pounds. But now I'm going to sabotage her weight loss and give her all my carbs from the house. ha ha ha!
Kidding. I wouldn't do that.
Or would I? You're awesome Sarah!
So--day two has come and gone. So far so good. Tonight I made Rachel Ray's Black Bean Soup and that sucker is loaded with so many veggies and fiber I'm feeling good. Later this week we'll have turkey & ham lettuce wraps with lots of veggies & avocado (ummm....avocado), we're also having chili, a chicken made in the crock-pot, and taco salad with lots of lettuce rather than chips.
All in all, I'm proud of myself and the Big Guy. Really, we're doing this not only for my benefit, but for the Big Guy too. Pretty soon he'll no longer be known as the Big Guy on my blog. He may now be the Former Big Guy!
I'm off to pack my lunch box because there is no way 1/2 a Lean Cuisine will fill me up.