Brilliant Food-As-Finances plan, meet Neurosis.
So. I figured that since this was the beginning of a month, and the Dave Ramsey stuff says everything takes 3 months, it was a convenient time to start, no? From now until the end of January, and see what progress I can make.
So I thought, “A written plan. Right. Let’s do this.” And I opened a Word document, and typed in the days of the week, and thought, “Wait. A spreadsheet would be better.” So I closed the Word document, and opened an Excel document and typed in the days again. And then I thought, “Days go in that column, and calories go in THAT column.” (!!!!!!!) Wait, no! No calories; I’m not counting calories.
Then what goes in the other column?
Food, I decided. Just food that I know will fill me up. Ok, then.
If I don’t have calorie counts, how do I know what will fill me up? How about carbs? Can I count carbs? Or fat? How about fat, that would be ok, right rightrightrightright?????
Meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. And snacks, just in case. Don’t forget to allow for a couple of mini-binges, because they’ll happen, so you might as well account for them.
But in order to account for them, I have to know how many calories! So that I can lower my calories on all the other days! It’s not disordered! I swear! It’s sensible! SENSIBLE, GODDAMIT, NOT DISORDERED AT ALL! CALORIESFATCARBSPROTEINCALORIESFATCARBSPROTEINCOUNTCOUNTCOUNTCOUNT . . .
So. How was YOUR day, dear?