Wednesday, January 5, 2011

No S Diet

Happy Hump Day! :)

I'm Jana. I'm a single mom to very, very adorable toddlers. I'm also a high school English teacher. Pretty much I get up in the morning and start running around like a chicken with it's head cut off until the kids go to sleep. Then I collapse. I need roughly 4 extra hours in the day, preferrably between the hours of 11am and 4pm. An extra four hours of afternoon would be great, you know? So, what I really need is more energy. More energy to get everything done (or at least half of it), more energy for my kids and more energy for me! I need to loose about 80 pounds to get a medically appropriate weight, but my focus is more on getting back to being as healthy as a horse, not having being the size of a horse.

I've tried pretty much every diet on the planet and never stick with any... I am a quitter. That's why I'm trying something that is pretty simple. The No S diet. No snacks, no sugar, and no seconds. And I started using the kids' dishes for my meals. While one serving of oatmeal barely covers the bottom of a regular bowl, it's a heaping serving in your basic toddler bowl. It's really easy for me to "fill a plate" and have it equal out several servings, instead of just one.

So far, there have been a couple of hiccups. Monday I spent all of my lunch time on hold for insurance stuff, so had to grab a couple of chocolate cookies from the vending machines, because it was the only thing I could grab and eat in under two minutes, given that it would take me 3 minutes to walk to the vending machine and back. Today I forgot my lunch so I grabbed a bag of pseudo healthy chips. I really need to stock up with some healthy stuff at school, for the days I forget lunch.


The American Homemaker said...

I like your no S diet! You're doing great! And no quitters... only losers are allowed :)

Arya said...

I like that diet...and think I might start working on that - only I have to have snacks in between meals so I think I will make sure they are healthy alternatives.

Kim said...

I think I'd go crazy if I didn't eat sugar, even if it was only once a week. That's just me, I guess I need it for my sanity! LOL. I think it's also a great idea to have a healthy snack stash at school for yourself, that way if you do forget your lunch you have things that you can eat and not feel horrible about. I really like the Kellogg's fiber bars! They are so good, but they do have sugar in them. hmmmm.... Maybe whole wheat pretzels or something like that would be good for you. Or if you are able to have a tiny little fridge in your classroom, maybe you could stock it with cheese sticks and fruits and veggies.

No Ordinary Me said...

The idea of using kid plates and bowls is a wonderful idea.