Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cooking Struggles

I didn't expect this.

Up until just a couple of weeks ago, I've been getting by on Lean Cuisine and carefully eating out, with very little cooking at home.

But I know I have to start cooking!  For one thing, I'm getting tired of the frozen meals.  And eating out is expensive. 

So I made a menu.  I went to the store and bought what I needed.  And I've been cooking suppers more than not.  But the problem I'm experiencing is that it is more difficult to exercise portion control when I'm eating my own delicious home-cooked meals.  My weight is kinda plateauing out too, which I'm sure is an indication that I'm eating too much.

At least the meals I'm cooking are healthy.  But I'm just finding it harder to control the urge to go back for seconds.  Who knew I was such a good cook?  At the same time, it's gotten too cold to get in the pool and get my pool-walking in, so I'm also not exercising like I was.  Sounds like I need a new strategy for the winter.

Hopefully, these struggles will pass.  And hopefully, I'll get a handle on it before Thanksgiving!  Man, this living healthy stuff is tuff.  But worth it.  Right?  Just nod your head.  I need the affirmation!


  1. YES!!! It is DEFINITELY worth it! (BTW, cooking at home is the hardest part for me as well. It's just not at all fun to cook for one!)

    Keep at it!

  2. Hi Cindy,

    I am nodding my head! It's definitely worth it! And of course, you're a good cook! Get out your weightwatcher's ladles and put the extra in individual servings in freezer containers before you eat! That way the trough is gone. :) This is just a transition time. It will pass. Here's to pool walking at the gym pool! Keep up the good work. God is smiling at you! As am I.

    Love you and praying for you!
    Your sister

  3. Thank you both for your words of encouragement. It IS worth it! I'm hanging in there (32.2!) Hugs.

  4. Cindy, cooking for me has always been fun. However, cooking healthy yet still satisfying the palette of a hungry 16 year old...not as much fun. Great idea to freeze leftovers when I have them. Again, 16 year old boy. LOL. Keep it up. You're doing great!


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