Yeah, sorry, no vegetables rhyme with "ox".
I know New Year's resolutions are totes not coolio, natch. But I just <3 to be different.
Yeah, I really hate all that trendy crap, too. Irony!
Anyway, I am going to say it here. I do have a New Year's Resolution.
I am going to eat 3 servings of vegetables a day in 2009.
I freakin' hate vegetables. If it ain't french fries or my grandmother's creamed corn, I basically eat it as a filler to feel virtuous as I chew around meat. But I know how important they are-- for antioxidants, for fiber, for street cred with my kids. Last night was the first time Cleo understood that Daddy and Mommy were cramming an ice cream-slathered-hot-chocolate-chip-cookie into their hypocritical gobs at light speed, hoping she was too busy with her quesadilla and broccoli to notice. And she asked for some, and then she tried to stick her fork into the mess.
The jig is up, yo.
We have to set a better example. So i'm going to start by aiming for 3 servings of vegetables a day, where these days i'm lucky to get 1 serving. I'm going to find interesting recipes to serve to my family. I'm not going to fill myself with whole grain un-treats all day and pretend that they're good for me. Chocolate chip granola bars are still chocolate chip granola bars, even if they have whole oats and are flavored with organic brown rice syrup. The hope is that 3 servings of veggies will replace the useless fake grains, making me healthier and slimmer.
A girl can dream, right?
And, yeah, exercise and drinking more water and all that jazz. Maybe.
But the vegetables... I can do that.