Thursday, January 3, 2008


New Year's Day my husband and I went out to dinner to celebrate my birthday, which was the next day. We went to Chili's, which is one of my favorite restaurants. My husband was having a hard time trying to decide what to get and commented on that. I told him, "Order whatever you want, because tomorrow we start our diet!" He did. He ordered chips and salsa to start, Country-Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. I had a Fajita Pita with NO FRIES. I was supposed to get soup instead but they took so long I finally said forget it. Then we both shared the Molten Chocolate Cake. Mmmmmm.

I read an article that said that in today's world, we eat more calories spoonful for spoonful than our grandparents did. If that's the case, then today's food can't be more healthy for you. If it were, it would be more nutricious, but LESS calories. I remember the days when I used to eat at McDonalds on a regular basis. I don't dare do that now. In fact I can hardly remember the last time I ate a hamburger. It's too bad I'm not filthy rich and could afford to hire a personal chef. I could have my chef make all my food low-fat. Maybe I could just hire someone to follow me around and yell at me when I eat something I shouldn't. Oh wait, that's what I do for my husband. And I don't even charge him. :0) That's why I'm making HIM diet also. Because when I usually try to diet he turns into my evil twin and tricks me into eating what he eats. We went to the movie last Monday. We had also gone to another movie Friday and we had shared a large buttered popcorn. So when we went to a different movie on Monday (and since it was only 10:30 am) I told him all I wanted was a bottle of water. I went to the restroom and when I caught up with him at the concession stand, there he stood with his large Coke Icee and a large buttered popcorn. He handed me my bottle of water. We went into the movie and I tried to be good. But right before the movie started, I caved. I said to him, "Great, now I have to go to the concession stand and get me a large Coke Icee so I can eat your stupid popcorn!" He just smiled.


Dee Ice Hole said...

2007 was a bad year for me---never in my life except for Basic Training with the Army have I ever gained weight. This year I gained over 40 pounds---which was 1/3 of my body weight. I haven't been on a diet since 1967 when I dieted to wrestle in College---or should I say starved.

So the first day of the rest of your diet sounds like something I will be participating in this year unless I can pull some of it off through exercize---which I also hate.

Delirious said...

Well, all year I have been so happy about the weight I lost previously. But this month I realized I have gained some back. I am DETERMINED to lose it again. I know what to do, I think I can. And I hope I can drag my husband along kicking and screaming in the process. ;)
Happy Belated Birthday! I didn't forget, I just procrastinated. I actually have a little something I want to send you. Hope you had a nice day! Love ya!