Monday, March 22, 2010

Farewell, Sweet Sweet Bread

Here's the thing.  There is no eating of bread on the Joel Fuhrman plan.  He's not a whole grains kind of guy even.  Leafy greens, dense vegetables, fruit, soy and beans are his idea of a balanced diet.  I can wrap my mind around losing the dairy as I will also be giving up coffee (no need for half and half now) and will "live" without cheese.  But bread, oh, that's a tough one.  I can give up sugar, no problem, diet soda, sure!  Oh, but I will miss bread.

However, eyes on the prize, right?  So as I sit in my windowless office at work - you do know that professors really don't do anything important during office hours, right? - I will savor one of my last pieces of bread with real butter (another thing I must give up - double sigh).

I will prevail.


  1. Will it be something you'll want to stick with if it isn't going to make you happy? I read in an article today on about running and being a distance runner - it said at the very end, if you hate it, don't do it.

    Of course, I wish you luck. I just want you to be happy.

  2. Actually, what I'm most happy about is that I'm taking charge. Don't worry, Cassie, if I want a piece of chocolate, I'm going to have one. I'm just going to keep the chocolate and cheese out of the house (except for string cheese for the kids - they like that and I can stay away from it).

    I'm finding out that I love running. It's so exhilarating. I really wanted to today, but I also have to give my legs a rest, so it's upper body workout today.

    Anyway, I don't need to eat chewy white bread with real butter to be happy. I'll find new things. Ultimately, my happiness is coming from within, and I find tremendous satisfaction in that. Love you and thanks for your concern!