This task is still a WIP (work in progress). Before I can do the big kitchen makeover, I need to do the big kitchen clean up! I have no idea what’s even in our cupboards and fridge. With the flooding affecting food stocks, I didn’t think it was the time to be throwing food out. And, I don’t think I will be “binning” any foods. They will just be relegated to “Tim’s section.” When I read that this was a task, I thought long about how much I would ask my husband to change with me. Yes, his eating habits are kinda crappy but he doesn’t need to lose weight. I think the small amount he gained in sympathy with me during my pregnancy has brought him close to the normal range of weight for his height. So it’s not appropriate for him to follow a 1200 or even 1800 Cal diet with me. I know I have his support but I don’t need him to starve, go hungry or go without for me (I know if I asked he would, he’s that kind of guy).
So, how to tackle this?
Compromise! There is one food that I cannot control myself with: choc-chip cookies, specifically the ones made fresh in the bakery of Tim’s work. OMG, they are delicious! But, I can’t stop at one. Old binging behaviours rear up and I’m scoffing the entire 6 or 12 pack. I can say no to the Top Deck chocolate, the Shapes biscuits, even the ice cream. So, they pose no threat to my efforts to improve my body. All I ask is that the choc-chip cookies stay out of sight. Maybe if I get around to my big kitchen clean up I can give you guys a glimpse of my tiny kitchen/pantry/dining room. Yeah, they are all in one.
I do have healthy foods in our cupboard and fridge. I generally buy wholegrain bread, have wholemeal pasta, and try to have fresh fruit and veggies in the fridge.
I guess there is one thing that could be thrown out…the VLCD shakes that are just taking up space in our tiny tiny apartment. They do need to go as my doctors have advised me not to use them.Note from the author: These are a little behind schedule and not inline with when they were released because my little dovah does require more of my time. Plus we have a few other things happening in our lives that I’ve been focusing on.