Saturday, June 5, 2010
Week 2 Update
I've been coasting this week, food-wise. I haven't been terrible (not much anyway), but I haven't made a great effort to eat 'real' and 'chic'. I don't know if I've been busy, disorganised or just plain slack. Actually I do know. I've been slack and lazy, and I've let myself slip back into old, comfortable habits.
I need to re-read my first post every day to keep uppermost in my mind what I want to achieve. My goal is to feel slender and chic, and for my husband to feel proud that I am his wife. When I eat gross foods indiscriminately and look and feel frumpy these things will seem further away. Not that my darling would ever say anything to suggest he's not happy to be married to me, but I want to look my best for him and well as myself.
Anne Barone says as much in her Chic and Slim books - French women want to look good for their men, and it's a very effective method.
The next week will involve more planning of meals and more reading of inspirational material to encourage me (my Frenchy books). I also plan to have a salad with lunch each day. Doesn't matter what I have, add a salad. Very French.
My main problem with salads is the preparation time, so I will make a couple of salads at a time the day before and put them in the fridge at work. I know it's better to make them just before you want to eat them, but often I find that's not an option. Better to eat a made-ahead salad than not at all I say.