So, who made new year’s resolutions? See me, jumping up and down waiving my hand? Yup, I’m famous for those resolutions. Also quite famous in my family for completely ignoring them. So this year, I resolved to eat gluten free. Why? Back in November, my daughter was diagnosed as a celiac, and so in moral support of her (and to prepare for a gluten free holiday), my husband and I went without wheat. No breads, no cereals or protein bars, and no cookies. Well, we did buy the gluten free versions of all of the above with varying success. It was hard, but I was motivated. My daughter came home from college and we were already a gluten free household. And as extra motivation, I’d started losing weight from the shift. About a pound a week was disappearing. Not The Biggest Loser territory, but I was thrilled.
What happened? Christmas pies happened, that’s what. But that’s the holiday, right? And there’s no point in throwing out the Christmas cookies. We might as well eat those so we don’t insult the people who gave them to us. But that’s okay because come New Year, everything would reset. My resolution was to get back to healthy eating and losing weight.
Then I had a business trip. My publisher took me out to dinner. Now, yes, I’ll confess there were gluten free options. But there was also this wonderful pasta dish that came highly recommended. And no, it wasn’t gluten free pasta. Well, that’s okay because after the trip, I’ll go back to healthy. Two weeks later, I still haven’t managed gluten free for more than a day. And no, I’m not losing weight anymore.
So…what’s your story? Any resolution that you’ve tried and failed at lately? Don’t worry. Like me, tomorrow is another day. We can try, try, and try again. Success isn’t about winning right away. It’s about getting up after you’ve fallen and giving it another go. I know that’s my plan. Right after I finish this brownie…