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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I love the tips you gave me, Beechnut. I always forget about Aldi's. As I get used to this plan it will be easier to go grocery shopping - especially since I'm eating mostly the same stuff every day. To most people, that sounds like a nightmare. But the truth is, I like eating the same stuff every day. I like not having to put a lot of thought into deciding what to eat. So this could work out.

The toughest part is figuring out how to cook everything. Once I get that down, I'll be much better off. Unfortunately, all of the meat I've cooked so far has been overcooked and awful. I'll get better, though. The other part of the equation is cleaning all the dishes. I eat a ton of different kinds of food, and I use about 5 different containers a day, just for the stuff I eat at work. Then all the dishes that I dirty from cooking and eating at home. I'll get it though. Maybe I'll get some glass dishes and start using my dishwasher.

The scale was nice to me this morning, which surprised me, because I feel like I ate so much food so late last night. I didn't start eating dinner until 7:30. And then I had my evening snack at 9:30 - which is so late to eat anything.

In any case, the new meal plan had a good result after just one day. I'm going to stick with it and see how it goes. Luckily, I haven't had to deal much with cravings. Though, someone did bring in cupcakes today and that has been quite tempting. The frosting just looks amazing. I was tempted to scoop just a little bit with my finger. But I abstained. And the moment was fleeting.
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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/21/2013 12:35PM

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CORNERKICK 3/20/2013 2:05AM

  Cupcakes, especially frosting can be so tempting... emoticon job passing it up!

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BEECHNUT13 3/19/2013 9:20PM

    I totally ate some leftover mac & cheese out of the fridge after work. I almost felt guilty about it, but then I remembered that I eat what I want. And then I felt bloated, because I forgot about how I don't really eat a lot of bread, and when I do I feel kind of gross. But then the bloat went away and it was ok again. :)

Get a meat thermometer. When your meat hits 140, it's done. It usually continues to cook a little more, and so it reaches a safe temp.

And then - I know this is bad advice to give - but generally, the fattier the meat, the less dry it will be. So instead of chicken breast, chicken thighs. Skin on keeps it most (because of the fat - you don't have to eat the skin though, of course - you can pull it off). Cooking it on the bone also helps to keep it from being dry. I always have the hardest time with pork chops, but I'm getting better. I always have Airin for a second opinion, which is helpful.

You could also get ground beef - you can turn it into all sorts of different meals that are really easy to throw together. And it's easy to tell if it's done, and never gets overdry. And beef is a super awesome source of protein (better than boring chicken breasts).

Tonight I threw chicken thighs (skin on, bone in) in a pan with some olive oil, sprinkled on some seasoned salt (from Aldi - it's the best!), pepper, and coriander (it's my new favorite spice) covered it, and cooked it on medium for 8 minutes, flipped it over and cooked it for another 8 minutes. It came out super tasty. I totally ate the skin. Gross, but soooo delicious... hahaha :)

It's time to start using your dishwasher, if you're going to be cooking! We run ours at least once per day...

Oh, I forgot - salmon! I buy individual packs of salmon filets, and put one in a covered glass container (little casserole dish is what I typically use) with a little bit of lemon juice and whatever else I want to flavor it with. It comes out really good! It works with some other fish too.

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BLONDIE218145 3/19/2013 4:28PM

    Good job...Aldi's is a great store.eat what you like. They say to exercise by doing what you like so why not do that with food? Good abstainance! emoticon

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