Sunday, January 06, 2008

Tell Me Again Why I Ate Like Crap for Months?

Because the thing is, I've eaten better (i.e., more delicious) food since the new year, while "dieting" than I did for months. I love the food that I cook for myself. I love vegetables. I love cooking.

So far, I've made the following:

  • chili
  • my own doctored lowfat no noodles or rice version of chicken paprikash (I substitute noodles with green beans; I use boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of a whole fatty chicken, and it only takes one hour to make)
  • a delicious western scrambled egg thing for breakfast this morning
  • stir fry for dinner tonight that smells fabulous and which I will be eating momentarily
So why? Why did I deprive myself of all of this stuff? Well, I think it has to do with having the time not only to actually make these delicious dishes but also the time (and mental space) to make detailed grocery lists and menus. Because let me tell you - cooking like this all the time is time consuming. That said, I would be a really excellent stay-at-home wife for somebody who wanted to eat yummy and healthy things. (Though I would suck with the house-cleaning and other duties, so perhaps that's why I've not pursued this "care for another" thing as a potential path....)

In other news, I've stuck to my resolution to drink 48 oz. of water a day, and let me tell you, my skin looks amazing, as does my hair. I think I've been dehydrated my whole life.

I have no idea whether I'm actually losing weight - I'm not allowing myself back on the scale (ooh, that was a rude awakening on New Year's morning) until next Sunday. But I did go to the gym today (didn't start with that as quickly as I'd planned to do because I was sick) and I have plans to go throughout this week, thus getting myself into the routine before I'm back in session with school. Whatever the case, I think that the new year is getting off to a good start in terms of the fitness goals.

So that's all the news from here. Other than that, there's been a lot of quality time with the Man-Kitty and a lot of recording what I watch on TV for the Neilsen People (and, incidentally, I am learning that I watch less tv than I thought I did. Interesting.)


Sisyphus said...


I made a huge thing of steamed broccoli tonight and had it with lentil-rice pilaf.

Mmmm, healthiness!

Byrd said...

Yeah!! I'm happy for you that you have started off the year in a healthy way. I actually did my exercise today as well:) After nearly a year of sitting on my backside, it feels really good to have accomplished something, even if it was just one session! Yeah! the Active Academics are making progress:)

EcoGeoFemme said...

I totally think the meal planning and requisite grocery shopping is the hardest part. The cooking is no big deal if I know what to make.

morganleigh said...

being home over break was difficult just because I couldn't plan any food. I'm not like a food control freak, but it's one thing to make something yourself and not like it, or go to be a guest one night and not love the food, but to go three weeks without really having much say in the matter is a pain. I was so glad to get home to my own version of healthy food (and I suggest to have stuff like this on hand for fast meals); the marinated tuna fillets in the packets and green giant frozen vegetables, which have frozen garlic butter in them so they season themselves. I live on those two items.

Happy healthy New Year!

Maude Lebowski said...

yea you!! i've had the completely opposite experience since i've been home. lots of bad eating mixed in with some occasional cooking. my trainer is going to kill me!

keep up the good work there dr. crazy!! you rock!