September 16, 2008

My 12 Step Food Recovery Because I'm Picky Program

For weeks now I have posted a list in my office of foods I do not eat. After reviewing most of the items on the list, I came to the conclusion that most of the items on the list I had never actually tried. So, I have decided that I am going to try to change my eating habits.

Introducing " My 12 Step Food Recovery Because I'm Picky Program."

Step 1: Admitting that I was a spoiled brat child that only ate french fries, chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with the crust cut off. And still do.

Step 2: Believing that I CAN overcome weird foods otherwise I will continue to be mocked and wait for the kids menu to be passed down to me.

Ste 3: I am stating out loud that "I am making the decision to change." Pray for me!! hehe

Step 4: I will find strength within myself to try new foods. "Please perform CPR on me if I pass out from holding my nose and eating at the same time." That would be greatly appreciated.

Step 5: Admitting to myself and others that "I have a problem." "As if everyone didn't already know this by now."

Step 6: I promise NOT to throw myself on the floor and yell, " I don't wanna."

Step 7: Vow to try ONE new food a week. Non-negotiable!

Step 8: Will not look up, map out or memorize the directions to people's homes that make me try new foods. Besides, I know where most of you work. I can NOT promise however that you will not find my leftovers in your mailbox.

Step 9: Apologize to everyone who's food I spit into napkins, gave to the dog or passed onto my husband's plate when no one was looking.

Step 10: Appreciate and acknowledge the accomplishments made by trying new foods. "Who knew salsa, mustard and pickles could taste so good?"

My boss, Candy, added the last two....

Step 11: I will no longer eat cookie dough from a tub (this is more for sanitary reasons)

Step 12: Recognize that just because a Mexican restaurant serves chicken strips, doesn’t make it Mexican food

Wish me luck! It could be a bumpy road.

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