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to the fun!
This sounds like the right place for you to be, just now.
Baby steps - one thing at a time, whether exercise or lifestyle.
Don't overload - you'll burn out and give up.
You have so not being having an easy time of it lately - stress is a big part of the body problem.
RE feeding a family of 5 - my sons left home (for university) and for a few years, there was only hubby and me. I was just beginning to get to "counting the mouthfuls" properly for the 2 of us, when younger son had to move back home again after graduation.
Thankfully. I had had just about enough time to think through what I was cooking for hubby and me. And so I am continuing to •try• to do that counting, for the 3 of us.
I do have to admit, though, that I •can• happily overdo the amount of veg that I prepare and cook, to some extent, because my hubby will usually take the left-overs and incorporate them into his lunch-time soup.
Or I use the left-overs as a stir-fry for the next evening meal.
But for now - I must admit that I am still back at counting the pieces of potato (or whatever) going in to the pan, just so that everyone gets enough.
I used to have big problems visiting my maiden aunt with my boys - there was never enough for dinner, because she only ever cooked for one for many years. And latterly with my Mum - though she left the kitchen to me in her last few years - so we weren't too starved. I just had to make sure that I was taking the food to her house, then taking the left overs away with me.
I don't think there should be any problem with counting the mouthfuls, though. You don't want your family overeating and then having a similar problem. So just the right amount to feed them, plus a wee (very wee) bit more. And plenty of fruit available for afters, if they're still hungry.
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