I have revised my New Year’s Resolution. Already. I mentioned this to my husband, and he said, “It’s good to give up sometimes.” But, I argued, it’s not giving up. It’s changing my focus as a result of better information.
My big plan was to make myself stop eating cold cereal—any cold cereal. This is because cold cereal has traditionally been my nemesis, causing me to grab great handfuls of it every time I walk past the closet where I keep it. It’s been my go-to writing fuel.
What I thought would happen was that cutting it out of my diet would dramatically decrease the calorie intake of my day. I mean, it’s kind of possible I was getting 1/3 of my calories from it. I know, yikes.
But what did happen was that I replaced the snack of the relatively low calorie, air-filled sweet, grain-based snack with…delicious muenster cheese. And pecans. And peanuts, delicious peanuts. These are not low calorie foods. And for some reason, I was eating the same quantity of these foods as I was eating cold cereal.
This did not produce a desirable effect.
And so, with better information, I am abandoning my ill-conceived goal of removing my favorite food from my life and re-entrhoning it as a staple in the snack kingdom.
Meanwhile, today is going to be a great day. My daughter is getting baptized. Such a sweet girl and wonderful daughter. Family and friends are coming. It’s bliss. Cold cereal for everyone!