…AND get super glowingly happy and healthy! I’m treating my mind, body and spirit right now, because I abused it enough for a lifetime, y’all.
These are some of the foods I’m starting with (pictured above). Yesterday was sort of the first day, but I ate too much ice cream last night, so I’m going to officially start my diet today. (I hear ya, Richard Simmons, diet has the word “die” in it, but it’s still the word I relate to losing weight.)
And Davy Jones of The Monkees, may he Rest In Peace, died of a heart attack, so it’s not just about getting lean, healthy hearts are a top priority.
So! What is my plan? Well as some of you know, I’ve made a couple…maybe even a handful…of false starts on this losing the baby weight five years later road, but it’s not how many cheesy poofs you scarfed, it’s how you get back off the mat, baby!
I’m aware that I should love myself just the way I am, and I do. My body is just my Earth Suit that my spirit temporarily dwells in.
But my natural weight is not 150 pounds, that weight has stayed there because I was dangerously binging on food and alcohol. In other words, it’s negative weight that is weighing me down emotionally, and it GOTS TO GO, GIRLLLL!!! (And guys. I know you’re out there xx.)
Kombucha tea (pictured) is a bit pricey for a beverage, but it’s supposed to be extremely good for you and I love it right now. The taste may not be for everybody, I like the strawberry one. I was told it’s given to cancer patients, it has a lot of naturally occurring B vitamins, antioxidants and probiotics.
No caffeine, it’s fizzy and fun. Only 60 calories for a large bottle that has 2 servings (so 30 calories per serving). I buy it at Whole Foods or Pavilions grocery store.
I’m very excited about getting started! The Girl To Mom Diet (As I’ve oh-so-modestly named it) is not exactly like any other plan I’ve ever followed, because most of them are too extreme for me. It’s essentially very healthy foods with maximum nutritional value, high in protein and fiber and low in carbs.
It’s not a no carb diet, because if I give up all sugar (especially frozen yogurt and ice cream) I will probably get depressed and axe murder somebody. Salt is not limited, because I don’t have high blood pressure anymore (I did when I was drinking- I’m lucky I didn’t stroke out).
I eat at least 5 times a day and I’m aiming for about 1,900 to 2,000 calories per day, which I need to not feel so hungry I’ll eat your purse. Or John Stamos’ face. It looks yummy. LICK!
Beach and pool season is just a few months away…
It’ll be easy. This morning I had a slice of reduced fat swiss cheese, coffee with creamer, and a 100 calorie pack of almonds and walnuts. About 250 calories total.
As a later morning snack (I’m up at 6) I had another coffee with creamer and three slices of deli chicken with hummus. I used a lot of hummus and wrapped the the slices around it in rolls. Yum! About 350 calories, including the coffee.
Updated: Snack of wild smoked salmon and goat cheese with lemon squeezed on it. I know, that sounds weird, but the fish was not fishy and the goat was not goaty, it tasted more like salmon and cream cheese. 150 calories.
1/2 bottle of gingerberry Kombucha tea: 30 calories.
4-5 ounces organic carrot juice: approx. 50 calories.
Snack: A few slices deli chicken breast with hot queso cheese dip: 150 calories.
4pm Snack: Fage Greek yogurt, nonfat plain with packet of Splenda: 100 calories.
Salad of 1/2 an organic red pepper and a cup of baby romaine lettuce, with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.
Roughly 1,175 calories so far.
Snack: Almonds, 100 calorie pack.
Mint Green tea, calories 0.
Cake pop, 180 calories.
Small piece of coconut cake, 200 calories.
Dreyers individual cup of caramel swirl ice cream, 190 calories.
Grant total: About 1,850 for the day.
Not bad. It’s the cake and ice cream diet!
And away we go!
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P.P.S. My friend Gina at www.VeryStrangeBird.com is giving away free Tarot Card readings! I’m totally getting one.
P.P.P.S. I’m not sure if peaches will be part of the diet. I just like that picture I took. I have to check the carb content and get back to you .