So I’ve been working on shedding the extra flab Wade left behind when he made his early arrival last Mother’s Day. I try to get in some kind of exercise every day. Usually walking. Sometimes riding bikes around the driveway with David and jumping on his trampoline with him.
A lot came off quickly, but there’s a stubborn 11 1/2 lbs (Yes my scale measures in half pounds. Just to make it that much more depressing.) that’s hanging on. Then there’s the 14 lbs I gained with David that decided to stick around. And I could go on and on listing the pounds here and there over the years gained from this and that.
Well, I came to an earth-shattering, mind-bending, life-altering revelation the other day. I now know the secret to loosing that extra 25 and a 1/2 pounds. (See how annoying that extra half pound is? Just makes it sound so much worse.) Are you ready?
Get ready because you will never believe this.
People pay Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig all kinds of money for this kind of information.
I’m giving this to you free of charge.
Sit down. Are you sitting down?
O.K. Here it is.
Eat better and eat less.
Huh? I know, right? Who would have thought?
I generally eat reasonable portions at meal time and it’s usually pretty healthy food. The biggest obstacle between me and my old jeans? Snacking. I like to snack while I do just about anything. Read, watch TV, clean the house, blog.
Why? I don’t know. Um, maybe because food, especially chocolate and cookies, tastes good?
So since giving up snaking cold turkey was just not a reasonable goal for me, I decided to get some healthier stuff to snack on.
I bought some cheddar rice chips and chocolate rice cookies and caramel rice cakes.
Are you catching on to the pattern here?
Rice, rice and more rice.
Here’s the thing. Snack food that’s healthy is sort of not very tasty.
I think I could get a case of packing peanuts, salt them, and they would taste just as good.
It’s been pretty effective.
Since I stuffed my cupboards with dog food healthy treats I’ve lost 2 more pounds.
Now faced with the choice of snacking on cardboard or not snacking at all, I usually choose the latter.
See how that works?
Who needs Nutrisystem?
Buy crap you don’t like and you won’t eat it.
A little wasteful? Maybe.
Anybody want a bag of stale rice cakes?