I sit here eating Triscuts and cheese, and I just ran through the pouring rain to grab a Coke from the cooler in the back of the pick-up–you know why? Because it’s SATURDAY…and I’m on a diet! Duh??
Okay, now that I’ve refilled the Coke, let me tell you about My Big Boy and I’s, “Once You’ve Turned Fifty You Can Make Up Your Own Diet” diet. It’s not something we do often, we aren’t some of those fanatic dieters who ride the diet rollercoaster. No, not us. We’ve just porked out on anything our little hearts pleased and talked about dieting, alot. I mean, really alot. (Kind of like our exercise plan, still working on that.)
So, last Monday to be exact, TaaDaa…little wifey here implemented our new diet plan. Now I’m gonna share it with you, but if it goes big for you…like you know, you lose 25 lbs…please, please email me, so I can rejoice with you in my genius strategy! Move over Richard Simmons!
Here’s the deal. Monday through Friday you eat fruit for breakfast. Easy, easy…love those strawberries, bananas, pineapple. The list is endless. And if you want to add a bowl of cereal, that’s okay. (We here at this diet center could care less what kind of milk you use, if you want “whole”, go for it…it’s gotta be fewer calories than the bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast with jelly, you would otherwise be having!) Lunch-Salad! Yip, that’s it. You can garnish your salad with whatever. Well, you know, not marshmallows and chocolate. But, a little chicken, a little cheese, croutons. Once again, dressing??, however much you like, whatever kind you like. You’ve just saved yourself from eating a double bacon cheeseburger and fries! Dinner is meat on the grill and a vegetable. That’s it. Oh, I forgot the most important part…weekends!!! They’re free, eat whatever you want. (just not in excess). I swear, it’s our (my) saving grace, if I know all week that on Saturday I can have a big fat fried burrito, I can eat salad all week! And Friday nights are so much fun, just making the list of what we might eat on the weekend. (remember here, not in excess) But a little biscuits and gravy, or a trip to the Chinese restaurant. Ya, I’m living for weekends.
I’m supposing that exercise is going to have to be a part of this big plan (darn it!), but we’ve only accomplished week one. Maybe it’s something you have to build up to. I promise you, someone at our house is going to lose weight on this diet. He is a big boy..i.e. why do you think I call him My Big Boy? So any change from our old eating habits have got to make a difference for him. It comes off pretty easy for him. Me, on the other hand, well, the jury is out. But let me tell you this. We are the couple that knows the ins and outs of fast food. Best french fries=McDonalds. Best onion rings=Dairy Queen. Best burger=Wendys. Ya get my drift? So I believe with all my heart that this diet plan will work.
Here’s my little secret. This diet plan could also be called, “Diet for people who hate to cook”…because I don’t have to cook. Where’s the cooking in cutting up fruit,pouring a little milk over your cereal, or throwing a salad together. My Big Boy does the grilling. and I’ve even figured out how to put some vegetables on the grill! I love it! It’s wonderful. It’s genius. And it’s only been tested for one week. Oops. Time will tell.
And why is this the “over Fifty” plan. Well, because at Fifty, you can do whatever you want. Do what works for you. Cheat (just a little), but I don’t condone it, and not feel guilty. Tomorrow’s a new day. Do we care if it has the word “diet” in it? No! Are we going to stress ourselves out with counting…carbs, calories, grams of fat? No! Life goes by too quickly, eating better is a good thing. Losing weight? Well, that’s the goal, but if it doesn’t happen, so what? We’ve had some fun together, and we both have someone who loves us, fat or skinny! It doesn’t get better than that.
Happy eating! And hold out for Saturdays!!!