Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where's the Fruit?

So, I put myself on a diet. It is not some silly little "you will use lose 20 lbs in 2 days diet" nope this is a diet to help lower my blood pressure. The plan calls for lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy. Sweets, simple carbs, and alcohol are limited. Right now I am not ingesting the three bad boys at all. My blood pressure dropped into a low normal range pretty quickly on this plan. As it continues to drop, I hope to get off of my medication.

I am not a very strong willed person. In order to follow this plan, I need all that healthy food right at my fingertips or I am going to make a bad choice. Here is where it gets difficult. Sunday I bought a big bag of grapefruit, a large bunch of bananas, a bunch of mixed lettuce greens, a bag of apples, and a pineapple. When I got home from work tonight, there was not a fruit in the house. They ate it all, every bit of it. There was just enough lettuce to make myself a salad for dinner.

I'm not sure I can afford to stay on this diet. Apparently, my kids can hold five pounds of fruit per kid per day. Yikes.