18 January 2011
Apparently, I gave Colby my death flu. He's not nearly as whiny about it as I was but he seems to be going through a milder version of what I had. As a result, he's sleeping with his three favorite accessories: a hunter's orange hat, fuzzy scarf, and warm puppy.
Dinner was a success tonight, and I might modify the menu for this week because we had so much left over. This chicken stew didn't taste exactly like the one at the restaurant, so I'll be working on this recipe to make it even more flavorful, so stay tuned.
One of my new year's goals is (obviously) to lose weight. No January is complete without a new diet, eh? This time, my goal is to try to make things from scratch and cut out the processed junk (and make my own junk food ;)). This week's menu is a good start, though I felt the need to publicly profess my intent. The past two years included brave attempts of weight loss that lasted into March and even April, but my calorie intake was so low that I was tired all the time and eventually got so sick that I had to abandon my diet and then never got back on the wagon. My hope is that by making food from scratch with whole grains and lots of fruit and vegetables, I won't get crazy sick and will easily be able to stick to something that is delicious and healthy for the wallet as well. My guidelines are as follows:
No eating after 11 PM
Cook with whole grains whenever possible
Always have a vegetable with dinner
Fresh fruit every day
Drink a glass of water before anything flavored
I suppose I'll update with my progress here, since being publicly accountable will make me less likely to holy crap cheat. :)