…licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? As a child I was never patient enough to find out and as a grown (or in this case, growing) adult I don’t care.
What I am curious about is how many glasses of juice it will take to consume a 10 lb. bag of carrots.
You see in the past six months I have put on the poundage, but it’s not my fault! I totally blame menopause. At first I thought I might have some kind of thyroid problem, but then Dr. Google told me otherwise. Apparently hormones and weight gain are closely related. It makes sense, until I start thinking about how I should at least be losing the water weight with all the hot flashes and night sweats.
So I have decided (because the mirror keeps screaming at me) that I need to diet. Oh, and exercise; except it’s really hard to do push ups with a cigarette in my mouth and I keep spilling my beer when I do arm curls.
Anyweight, today was the first day of diet and exercise. I was ready to start a month ago, but then Paul came home for three weeks and it was just too hard. There he was, wanting to eat all the things that aren’t available to him in India and how do I say no? Not to him, but to me. Smoked ribs on the grill; fillet with béarnaise sauce; roasted turkey; mashed potatoes with gravy; chicken rolls filled with spinach, prosciutto and provolone with white wine sauce; biscuits and gravy; bacon and…more bacon. Yeah, hard to say ‘no’.
But today? Today I was a very good girl:
Breakfast: A bowl of Kasha cereal
Lunch: A bowl of Total
Dinner: A fresh glass of carrot, apple and spinach juice…
…thus the 10 lb bag of carrots. How many glasses will it take?