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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"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.


Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

I'm ashamed to admit I had a hot dog for breakfast.

Kelley - you GO girl!

scargosun said...

As long as it's only for 2 weeks! I am NOT one of those size 4 gals and I coudl not do it. You have more willpower than I will ever have. :)

Meaghan said...

OMG i totally understand how you feel with the dieting! When i got back from the cancer fiasco a girl said to me: OMG you are so lucky to be so skinny i would do anything to be as skinny as you....WOW ARE YOU FRICKING KIDDING ME!!

Love your "BAR" idea...perfect :)

Tater Mama said...

You can do it!

I've done the no carb diet and I actually like it. I love veggies and cheese, and I adore chicken, beef, and (dare I say it) bacon. Lord help me.... After the first few days I didn't miss all the bread and sweets at all.

I have a couple of recipes I'd be happy to share with you if you'd like. (Ham roll-ups and egg bites)

Good luck! Don't listen to the size fours!

American in Norway said...

As I read your post I am making my soup..I am going no carb tomorrow...This is the ONLY thing that works for me... I wish I could remember how much better I feel when I don't eat bread & other carbs... I will check in on you...We can do this together...; )

hulagirlatheart said...

Yea for you!!! I know you can do it.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
What are you doing? South Beach? I will do it with you! Let me know! You can send me a facebook message!

I've really been wanting to start South Beach, but I really do need someone else who is interested in doing it too...it helps me stay motivated!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelley... this is Sarah (the winner of the leftover carbs) :) ... I just wanted to say that everyone in my family is so happy to be eating your "old carbs". Dave is making sandwiches & Tim loves the popcorn and the girls don't go a day without eating those Cheerio's! I've been resisiting the urge to dive into that stuffing... I've gained 3 pounds back in the last few weeks and I know I need to get back on track too!