Having gained weight in the first half of the year and feeling more sluggish and more pain all over, I need to make changes and start dropping some weight. One of the biggest changes that I can make to aid me in losing weight, is to stop eating fast food or dining out on cheesy gooey Mexican food. My goal for this week is simple. 75% of the meals I eat this week need to be prepared by me at home. Totally doable, right? Yeah it should be, but here’s the catch. I don’t cook. Unless my husband is away on business travel (which he is right now), I don’t cook. Either he cooks or we eat out/dine in. It’s been that way for years. It wasn’t always like this, I used to cook. In fact, a couple of the early years of our marriage I did most of the cooking. Not sure when I stopped, but it has been years. My husband won’t be home until a week from Friday, so I need to step up and cook me some food.
Tonight’s dinner was a big fail. I should stick with breakfast. I can scramble the heck out of some eggs. In fact, last night’s dinner was scrambled eggs with mushrooms and bacon. Let’s all say it together, ‘mmm bacon’. Aaahh. Tonight, I prepared a chicken with broccoli and rice meal. The rice turned out and the broccoli was perfect, but the poor chicken was dry as a bone. I put the leftovers in the fridge, but I’m not sure that I will eat them. Reheated already-dry chicken doesn’t sound appealing to me. One of the problems may have been that I used chicken fillets rather than whole chicken breasts, so they cooked faster than I expected and longer cook time because I was slow putting all the ingredients together. From now on, I will use the meat thermometer and pull the meat on time. Even though I won’t win any Michelin stars for tonight’s meal, it was edible (barely) and still counts towards my goal. It was better for me than fried food.
This morning I was out of the house early for the 30 mile commute to work. It was nice to find closer parking. Yes, I need exercise, but in my current state I need to work up to it. My legs felt a little bit better today, but my back was still hollering for a break half way there. I am working from home tomorrow and Monday, so I will not be back in the office for five days. Unless I want to start from scratch, I need to work some walking in this weekend. If you have read any of my previous posts, you might remember that I have issues with being out in public. I may try to hit the park this weekend for some short walks. If I go early enough, maybe I will avoid too many people and be done before it gets too warm.
Thanks for taking time to stop by. I appreciate all the support and know how important it can be (giving and receiving) along this journey.