So, everybody knows there is a prep
week day that goes into any new dieting plan. Even a lifestyle change. We know that we cannot possible be successful when we have things like tempting snack foods and high calorie sodas lying around. My question to you is this – What do you do with the food? My head always tells me to throw it out, and that I shouldn’t have bought it to begin with. But somewhere in the back of my mind, there is a 93-year-old Great Depression survivor who is telling me how wasteful that would be. I can usually shut her up with cookies, but since I am trying to eliminate the cookies…
Day Zero is usually the day when I put together my carefully thought out grocery list and make all the preparations to have nothing dangerous in the house. Day Zero is also the day that I shine up my sneakers (so to speak) to get them ready to see some action (or at least the light of day). Unfortunately, Day Zero has also always been a HUGE binge eating day for me. Again, trying to get rid of all the crappy (but delicious) food in the house – has to go somewhere, right? And then I feel terrible and sabotage the new diet’s success before I can even get started.
Fortunately, the only thing “bad” in my cabinets right now is a large box (mostly eaten) of Goldfish crackers. Oh, and the hidden case of Thin Mints that I spread out throughout the year. That reminds me… I never ate my May box! Oh well. I think I ate two in April. *shrugs* I’m only human, and they are made of crack.
So, today is the day that I will diligently make the list of the diet friendly foods we love to eat. We tend to stick to the South Beach Diet (or try to), since I am Diabetic and Dr. Hottie says that is the Bible for Diabetic eating. I have a whole slew of SB friendly recipes that I like to cook, so I just need to make my list accordingly. This weekend is also Father’s Day, so I will be cooking a special lunch for my Dad (also Diabetic) that I think he will love!
But unlike most Day Zeros, I will not be binge eating today. I might not be perfect, but I am going to do my best to set myself up for success, rather than failure.
Yesterday, I broke out my new running shoes and went for a walk. Give me a break – it is already 100 degrees out there! I also drug P to the swimming pool in our complex where we had a very relaxing afternoon. I may even go again today to try to get a little color (as much as I can with SPF 50 on hehe). I am also going to head up to the mall in a little while and do my first walking exercise with interval runs. Yes, I am going to go running inside the mall… again… it is Texas and already hotter than hell.
Let’s see if a well planned Day Zero can lead to a successful Day One.
*Update – Yes, it has come to my attention that Father’s Day isn’t until NEXT weekend. Give me a break – I was in and out of the hospital for over a week. Not to mention, I will take any opportunity to show my Dad that he is awesome. 🙂 Love you, Dad!