Sunday, January 29, 2012
We are moving in a week. While I realize for many people this would be a no brainer, for me it means trying to organize and re-organize everything to achieve a number of outcomes. This is how I work. IT’s been cathartic though in many ways. Goodwill probably thinks I am wonderful for all the stuff we are donating; my family will in March for the open “Family & Friends” garage sale in March. My family and friends get first dibs before we sell/ donate in April. I have taken the new perspective I started this year with and carried further than I really thought I would with the changes that have come.
I am frustrated that I had to table my commitments to re-involve in SparkPeople until this was over, but I can only do so much. Now I am going to take on an experiment to quiet the little voice that has annoyed me for a few years. I cook 90% of what my son and I eat. My grocery bill isn’t great, but it’s not bad for the two of us. I’ve always silenced the little voice that said, “It’ll be cheaper if you just buy it frozen and heat it up”. Also, I have disregarded the voice that said “As busy as we are, it’ll be just as healthy to eat the ready-made meals”.
One week from our move, I am packing up the dishes. As of this time tomorrow, I will not have a single pot, pan or plate in my kitchen. We are going 6 days on pre-packed food. I will track my food. I will track my feelings. I will pay attention to my son’s needs. I am curious how this will work.
Will we be eating healthier than when I cook? Will what I cook or how I cook change when the week is over?
Will my son even eat the frozen dinners? (He would much rather have fresh fruit and veggies we will see how that goes.)
What will my weekly grocery bill look like?
What will I feel like?
Here goes our little experiment. After we get settled, it’ll be home cooked again, and I am curious to see what the changes look like.