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Home Alone - the Ultimate Meal Challenge

Friday, March 08, 2013

It's gotten pretty easy cooking a healthy, balanced meal for two. I can grill two three or four ounce portions of meat, fish or chicken. I can zap two good-sized portions of veggies and two small baked potatoes (or we can split a single-portion container of brown rice.) But I'm alone this weekend - eating alone is tough, and cooking for one is even tougher. I tried to plan ahead by cooking for three a couple of times this week, and setting aside "TV dinners". But it's Friday night and the old days come back to haunt me. When I was alone on a weekend before my SparkPeople journey, I would swing by the fast-food drive-through, or order a restaurant carry-out dinner. I learned that these quick dinners of burgers and fries could use up a whole day's calorie budget! I started to read package labels and restaurant nutrition summaries, and learned that even a Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice or Weight Watchers-approved dinner was full of carbs, sodium and calories. Since when is a main entree of 500 calories acceptable when a whole day calorie allotment is 1200-1500? I had to run out to the pharmacy this evening - it was so hard to drive by McDonald's and not stop. It was so hard to drive by Taco Bell and not stop. But I didn't stop - I went home and heated a piece of salmon, fixed a huge spinach salad, and grinned a huge Woo-Hoo grin. I did it. Three more days...

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SILVERWITCH59 3/10/2013 7:26AM

    emoticon It is so hard to break old habits. Sounds like you got this even though you might be a tad stressed by it emoticon emoticon

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PIXIECUTE 3/8/2013 10:58PM

    Nice will-power!! What a great start to your self-pampering weekend!! Good job :)

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