After a discussion on the pros and cons of an early death (and saving our children on nursing home care) vs. sticking it out to the bitter end, my husband and I chose long life. So we agreed last week that he would quit smoking and I would quit carbs. After convincing him that a "weigh in" wasn't necessary (because then I would have to kill him) we began our quests.
Now I realize that nicotine is more addictive than a Playstation addict on crack, but come on. How great would it be if I could just give up ONE thing? It's a no-brainer. Everytime you have it in your hand you'd think "ooops, I'm not supposed to have that."
Instead I have to give up an entire food group. And it's a pretty big one too! Those sneaky little carbs are EVERYWHERE!!! I've been reduced to the most basic ingredients and lots of things that I've been told were good for me all my life are now no-nos. Let's take that innocent bowl of cereal my mom insisted I eat all those early years. (I would kill for a Cheerio...) And something as simple as a sandwich is obsolete, which tends to make lunch something more like a dinner.
Now that my husband's appetite isn't stamped out by nicotine anymore, all he wants to do is snack on Little Debbies and Cheetos (another thing I would kill for--I love their cab-yellow, crunchy goodness!) However, I can't exactly take up his smoking to replace my carb habit, now can I?
Did I mention we're both really bitchy now?
Anyway, I just wanted to discuss how unfair it is. Do they have a 2 week course for being overweight (with a couple of 2-day follow ups.) No. Did they quit advertising carbs on TV? No. Do they have a carb patch? No. Or how about french fry gum?
Wonder if Sonic is still open. Back later.