Kai Chronicles

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Aiming For Rock Bottom


It’s December 30th and I’ve been on my non-stop eating mission for nearly 3 months now.

It’s never a good idea so start a new lifetstyle or diet near or during the holidays, that is why I am actively eating and drinking my way to the New Year.

I know very well that the more unhealthy foods I eat and the more alcohol I drink will lead to feeling unfit, exhausted and generally unwell. I am there.

As I write this, I am on my 3rd beer of the evening. It’s good. It’s summer, the sun is still high in the New Zealand sky and after a day at work, I feel entitled to a cold beer. I haven’t even had dinner. The beer is acting like a drink and a meal, all-in-one. If I do eat later, it will be a ham and cheese sandwich on white bread followed by chocolate or ginger bread cake with thickened cream. All the things I will omit from my diet as of 12:01, January 1, 2012.

The more I consume the naughties, the more I welcome this time. I have felt fat, tired and unwell for days now. There is no doubt that I will go through some withdrawal and I’ll be moody for the first few days but I’m ready to give it a shot…….once again.

Once again, I will abstain from: wheat, dairy, yeast, alcohol, red meat, pork, processed meats and limit (but not give up) sugar and processed foods. The goal is: Jan 1 – April 30.

I have just over 24 hours left to fill my desire for bread, chocolate, beer, ham, bacon, steak, cake, cheese, yogurt and more. The list is long, too long to go on.

I will need to keep a daily food diary and I’ll post it here on Kai Chronicles. It’s not going to be easy and I accept that. Good luck to all of you who are giving a new lifestyle or diet  a go this New Year!!!

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy New Year!!


Author: Jennifer Morton

Perth Travel Writer | Photographer | Canadian | Nomad | Home Cook | Glutton | Serial Planner

2 thoughts on “Aiming For Rock Bottom

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