Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bonding Time, Dieting Time

My daughter and I have been snowed in for almost three days together, and it's absolutely been great. We haven't had this much time together ... well, since I don't know when. We've watched movies, cleaned house, played games (for those of you who have never played it, Bananagrams is super fun), talked, laughed and even baked a cake.

Which brings me to the next thing she and I are going to do together ... diet. After we almost ate half a cake between us within three days ... mostly out of boredom .... and then listening to "Special K" commercials making us feel guilty and challenging us to their diet over and over on TV, we have decided to take them up on it. As I was eating the cheesy pasta dinner I made for us last night, it sounded like a good idea. I need to lose 20 ... OK, if I'm really honest ... 30 pounds. To me, my daughter doesn't need to lose any weight, but it's her choice. A little healthy eating and exercise could only help me, and it's nice to have a partner.

So, today we hit the grocery store together. And, just so you know, eating healthy is much more expensive that eating not so healthy. I know why people eat food that's not so good for you ... it's much cheaper. Anyway, we bought lots of fresh fruit, chicken, talapia, salad fixins' and much more. We also bought all the "Special K" cereal, protein bars, protein drinks, etc. for our "Special K Challenge." Again, it's a little expensive, but I don't think it's out of line with similar products.

So, tomorrow the Challenge starts. She and I are going for it. I will let you know how it goes.

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