Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Day Two

Day two without tv and sugar... Two observations:
1. It is really quiet after the girls go to bed
2. Now that I've committed to not eating sugar it is everywhere I turn.

Yesterday I ran to the grocery store to grab some quick lunch itmes for Nora. And I turn around and am staring at Jelly Belly's. Only my absolute favorite candy in the whole world. And looking at this photo makes my mouth water.

Throughout the day as Georgia goes potty, she gets potty treats - our potty treats are M&M's. Normally, I do not crave these things - I've turned into a dark chocolate girl. But now that I can't have them, they look extremely appealing.
And then there is my evening treat. For many months I have ended the night with an ice cream sandwich. Aldi has a version of the Skinny Cow sandwiches that are the same number of points, but different and better flavors. My favorite was the Orange Dream - Orange sherbet, Vanilla ice cream swirl between two vanilla wafer cookies. Mmmm. No more ice cream sandwiches for me, though. These might be the most difficult thing for me to give up - not necessarily the ice cream sandwich itself, just the nightly ritual. And we still have a package of them in the freezer that Cornbread is going to have to eat on his own (out of my presence:)

Day two of no tv was not terrible. Again, it is more the routine that I miss than the actual tv. Cornbread and I have been watching an episode of According to Jim every night before bed and I miss that. But other than that, I feel like I got a lot of stuff done yesterday because I didn't spend 45 minutes watching tv here and 30 minutes there. I didn't have the tv to distract me while I was folding laundry and it went much quicker. And there was no ballgame on after the girls went to bed... so I read instead. I got a lot more pages read yesterday than I usually do.

The girls didn't even notice that the tv was gone until late in the afternoon, which makes me happy. When Nora asked me how we were going to watch tv, I told her that we wouldn't be watching tv for a month and she didn't seem to care - and she is my biggest tv watcher. So we'll see how this goes with her... give it a few days and she may be changing her tune. However, the girls played differently yesterday without the option of watching tv - they haven't been watching a whole lot for the last several months, but the option to ask for it was always there. Last night they played playdough and even made up their own game called "Chase the Cookie". I love witnessing their creativity and imagination. This is going to be good.

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Sarah R. (C) 3:45 PM  

I love that you are doing this. I would love to give up the tv but I really don't think Eric would go for it.
I remember how lovely it was when we went to PA for 2 weeks and I barely watched any TV at all.
I can't wait to read more of how this goes for you.

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