Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Yankee Candle

So in my search for a scent I realized all of our candles are down to NOTHING so we need something for the house. I used to always burn sugar cookie... What is better than walking into a house that smells like sugar cookies??? Um I guess walking into a house that actually has fresh warm sugar cookies on the stove! So my husband requested that unless I plan on baking cookies every day that we go with something less disappointing. I agreed this time because there is no way I can stay on my diet if I am smelling cookies all day long!
When we first went on this diet months ago I lost 15 pounds easily! Then I plateaued... And then I forgot... And slowly a couple pounds crept back on... Since I never lost the additional 5-10 I wanted to get back closer to my pre-baby weight these extra few pounds were a huge disappointment! So back on it is! I'm on day 2 and its WAY harder this time for some reason! Maybe because before we were doing it more for Erik's health to get his blood pressure down and now it's just me doing it for my own vain reasons... (and because I can't afford to buy more clothes AGAIN). The diet is the DASH diet. It's really for hypertension to lower blood pressure but it worked so well and I felt so good. Many of you know both of my parents had their first heart attacks at age 40 so it is a good thing for me to watch my sodium intake as well. The DASH diet is high in fruits and veggies as well as whole grains and low on red meat and sodium. In fact less than 1500 mg of salt a day! There isn't a thing on the menu at TGI Fridays that meets that requirement so eating out is tough (let me remind you I live in the city with the best food on earth)! But 15 pounds in a month and a half with only 2 pounds back on 6 months later... I can handle that!
So back to Yankee Candle. We decided that the smell of fruit through the house will encourage us to eat more fruits... that makes sense right? The smell of cookies encouraged us to eat cookies so the smell of fresh fruit will encourage us to eat fruit... So we decided on Pineapple Cilantro. Cilantro is also one of my FAV things to cook with on this diet! I LOVE it! So this is win win! I'll let you know how it works out! I may be writing the next best selling diet book... Losing Weight Through your Senses.... Hmmm...

1 comment:

  1. Wow... brilliant.

    I'll feel like even more of a woman if I do, but I may have to go fruity for my next Yankee Candle purchase if this ends up working.