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January 12th - disappointed 8(

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Tai Chi class has been cancelled.

The local parks and rec offers it regularly, but always during the day while I'm at work. Finally they had the beginners class in the evening, so of course I was the only one who signed up for it. The next session will start in late March or early April, and hopefully they'll keep it in the evenings. The instructor told me that this session is usually very small if they have it at all.

As for diet/lifestyle changes....
I printed out the readers cookbook from Mark's Daily Apple, and my husband looked at it last night, and thought several of them sounded quite good, especially the avocado deviled eggs. So I think I know what I'm going to try this weekend.

I looked at the pantry last night when I got home and realized that virtually all of it needs to go. We can't afford to get rid of it and replace all at once, so I figure we'll just start easing the family into this lower carb primal thing finishing off stuff and replacing it with good things. Hopefully we can get rid of most of it by the beginning of February.

So the next step is our storage containers. Naturally everything is plastic, and that includes a lot of stuff that gets used in the microwave, or to put warm food into to put in the fridge. I have a flat of pint Ball jars I bought this summer when I thought I might need to can some tomatoes, so maybe we'll just start using them, and the old spaghetti sauce jars for the fridge, picking up some of those nice pyrex lidded bowls as we can. We can wrap meats and other solid stuff in wax paper before putting them in plastic to freeze them, but I'll have to figure out what to do with soups and other liquids. Perhaps chill them in the pyrex or other straight sided glass before putting the them in the freezer? All I know is that the more I read about plastic today the more sick I felt, partly about what I've been doing to myself all these years, but more about what I've done to my kids. Maybe that's why I'm not so hungry today.

Which segs nicely into that. Most days I've eating about 1000 calories by the time I leave work. Today it's almost time to leave, my calorie count hasn't reached 500 and I'm not sitting here thinking about what I have on hand or can get from the cafeteria. Of course I'll probably feel like pigging out on dinner, which will be something with turkey sausage most likely.

Which reminds me that I need to start looking for some nice lunch boxes for the girls. Right now Happy Tiffin has a set of three, a 2 tier, a 3 tier, and a 4 tier, for under $50, nice grade stainless steel, and a rubber gasket on top tier. Perhaps next week, after the pay screwup has been fixed? (Work withheld $50 too much this week for fed tax, so I'll get it back next week, so they tell me....)

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    Too bad about the tai chi class! Maybe you can find a video online to follow?

    Good for you for getting rid of the plastic. Do keep in mind that some are safe. I use plastic freezer containers (older Freezerette) and don't worry about them. One way to ensure quality is to use only American-made plastics. We have way more stringent regulations here. If you have any particular questions, my honey is a plastics engineer. Do not microwave *any* plastic.

    Congrats on the progress!
    2232 days ago
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