Thursday, January 01, 2009

Day One

Okay, so it's the first day of the year, and the whole New Year's resolutions thing is already messed up. Not that I was making specific resolutions, but I was going to try doing a number of different things just to see what would happen, and I was planning to start with two weeks of trying to do the dollar a day diet thing.

Not that I planned to be as strict with the whole thing as the couple who did that back in September. But I was going to start planning what I eat, not just eat anything that I happen to want at the time. I was going to start with the dollar a day thing for a bit, just to see if I could do it, and that seems to be the thing to start with due to the seasonal layoffs and the lack of money that follows. Then I could move on to trying to eat mainly things that are good for me and cutting back on sugar. And then I might finally try to actually count calories and lose some weight.

So the two weeks of eating a dollar a day should have started today, but it won't. Tuesday night I got sick. Not I'm afraid I'm going to die sick, but the kind of sick that keeps you from getting to sleep because you keep running to the bathroom just in case you need to throw up. And since I had feel asleep before dinner, there really wasn't anything to throw up, just I kept feeling that way and couldn't back to sleep. I finally gave up and decided to watch some TV. I finally got two hours or so of sleep, watched some more TV, and then spent most of Wednesday in bed trying to take a nap but never really getting comfortable enough to get any real sleep.

So after getting sick like that, and for several days afterwards, I generally do not even try to eat what I am supposed to. I will eat whatever will probably not make me sick, even if it is something that isn't good for me in the long run. So I might eat a whole sleeve of crackers, followed by an entire box of cookies and a bottle of ginger ale and a few Cokes. The only thing good for me that I might manage to eat is chicken soup. After a day or two of that, I feel like I am starving, and then I go out for hamburgers or pizza.

I did still manage to get to the party last night, and I ate a lot of chips and desserts and such there too. The only good for me thing I ate yesterday was a few celery sticks and some humus.

Well, maybe I can watch what I eat next week.


dmarks said...

Here we are at Day 3. How is the plan going?

laughingattheslut said...

Still have yet to start anything.

But today I did at least go and buy something from Central Market that is part of the plan.