I've joined Chile (a.k.a. the Jenny Craig of the Green world) in her efforts to help us over-consumptive Americans Trim the Fat. The blogosphere's own Weight Watcher is calling for a spending freeze for the frozen month of February. She's also suggesting we tighten the belt on food consumption (my Achilles' heel), electronic stimulation (not that kind! get your mind out of the porn shop!), and whatever else clutters our lives.
I've bravely taken up Chile's Challenge and have pledged to stop extraneous spending, eating and Interneting. I'm also humming the Trim the Fat mantra to myself as I go about my daily life, looking to nip here and tuck there.
STOP THE CASH REGISTERS:This one is easy for me which is why I'm leading with it. ;-) Low hanging fruit, people. Anyway, I'll be posting what we spend on consumable goods under the Trim the Fat banner on the sidebar as the month ticks along.
LEAN MY BEAN:
Chile has suggested adopting leaner consumption over the month of February. While eating less fats, sugars and such sure sounds like the way to go, it is tough for me to ditch the sweet tooth. I'll admit it. I'm a Crunchy Watchers drop out. Oh, I have no trouble not "wasting" food. It's the eating less sugar (fair trade, organic of course!) that needs to the scalpel treatment.
In any event, I'm going to post my weight on the side bar with hopefully diminishing numbers as the month goes by. That should motivate me! I'll also be delving into the depths of my pantry and freezer to use up some of the food we already have. Can you say "winter squash"?
TURN OFF THE COMPUTER:
I don't watch TV much but the Internet is a major time suck for me. I love the blogosphere - maybe a little too much. I'm going to have the computer off when the kids are home (except an hour or two on weekends) and to get outside more instead of planting myself in front of the screen.
There you have it. Ways I hope to slim down in February with Chile and the Trim the Fat team as my plastic surgeons. Flip the switch, team! Get that cellulite off of me.