Week Twenty Roundup

Twenty weeks in my waist size is 40 1/2 inches and we spent $121.79 on food last week.

I’ve been doing some thinking on the waist size and while it is going down, it is going down very slowly. Now, this may be the route to long-term, permanent weight loss, but more likely it means that I’m being lazy and eating a lot more meat and processed carbs than I should be, so starting this week I’ve refocused and am trying to eat more plants, and eat them as close to their natural state as possible.

We’ve started another food-related exercise here too. We realized that we have a lot of food just sitting in our pantry, freezer, and fridge, that we’re not eating. With a move coming up we don’t really want to cart all of that food to a new apartment just to not eat it there so we’re trying to make as many meals as possible with what we have in the house. We inventoried our food and hit up RecipeZaar to see what we can make with our food, and have a whole folder of recipes that, along with salad from the garden, should feed us for a while. I had some German Lentil Salad for lunch today.

Something else will be affecting our menus for the next few days: the weather. More specifically, the heat. It’s been quite hot yesterday and today and it’s getting hotter so we’re not going to be cooking much. We picked up some tofu today to put into smoothies and I’m making some humous right now, (it’ll be roast garlic humous, using the garlic I roasted the other day), and have a fridge full of vegetables to eat with the humous. It’s a real possibility that we’ll be having smoothies for dinner for the next couple of days.

Finally, with the arrival of the camera, (mentioned in last week’s roundup), and my refocus on eating like food matters it looks like I’ll be posting more often.

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  • What is Choices That Matter?

    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.