Sunday, February 21, 2010
It's been a few weeks since my last blog. I'm still not completely comfortable with blogging. Is it really that much more effective than just maintaining a daily journal? I've never been much of a journal writer to begin with. In the past, I would start a diary or journal and then forget about it after just a few days. And blogging is so PUBLIC! Do I really want my babbling out there for others to read?
I guess I can share this week that my husband is away for the weekend and I always find it so much easier to follow a diet plan when he's not around. If I'm not too hungry, I can prepare something simple for our two sons and eat something light myself. With him around, there's more pressure to prepare a family meal and then, once made, I may as well eat, right? Then there's the fact that it's a lot easier to say "why don't you get us something for dinner" when he's around. I'm too lazy to pile into the car to pick up lunch or dinner - I find it easier to just fix something at home. However, when he's home, I know he'll pick something up with little convincing and so I barely make an effort to put something together. And so we eat out. A lot.
Of course, I'm working on this! One of my goals is to prepare family dinners at home at least 5 times a week. My success has been hit and miss. Some weeks better than others. The key is in planning the meals and keeping the kitchen stocked with what I need. I have a growing collection of recipes to play with and fortunately my guys are not very picky eaters! I plan FABULOUS meals but just never seem to get around to do the grocery shopping for them. Or I buy what I need and things come up and we end up eating out and the food spoils!
So really? I have about as many excuses for NOT cooking at home as I do for NOT exercising. Time to tackle these two goals in earnest!
And apparently tell you all about it along the way...