I ate oatmeal this morning.
I know, this doesn't sound monumental, but in fact it is.
I hate oatmeal. Always have. The consistency is no bueno.
But, in my quest to become a healthier, shinier, thinner version of me...I ate it.
I may have gagged a bit. I may have thrown in some brown sugar and blackberries to help me out. But I ate it.
It goes along the same lines as the pineapple and soon-to-be eggplant. I don't care for either, but they are good for me and I need to learn to like it. It's the mature thing to do. It's the smart thing to do. And I like to think I am both mature and smart. Thus - oatmeal.
I know you are thinking "that's not so hard!", but I beg to differ.
Have you ever tried to deliberately eat things you don't like "just because"? It's not easy. But I know it's what's best.
I don't enjoy being a person who doesn't like things. Granted, I like a lot and I don't consider myself picky...but there are things I could like more and should like.
So as part of my new year’s diet, I will learn to like things. I will continue making and remaking those foods I dislike until I either grow accustomed to them or find a way to prepare them in a way I can enjoy.
So far, I have mostly grown to like or at least appreciate pineapple. I like how juicy it is and that it is sweet. I will have to continue eating it to feel confident in saying that I now enjoy it. I’ll let you know when the transformation happens.
Next on my list of foods to learn to love is: oatmeal (in progress), eggplant, soft tofu, raw sushi, mango, papaya and kiwi. If you happen to know of more things I am leaving off (that are healthy), let me know.
As for the rest of my diet, it’s going well. I've been eating lots of veggies, have limited my carbs and have cut out most all excess sugar. If the progress seems too slow in the coming weeks, I will tighten up my portions and maybe count my daily calories. This is not something I like doing, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. This extra flab needs a firm hand!
What's on tonight's menu you ask? Salmon, couscous, and broccoli. Sounds delish right?
I think so too.