1) the kid's complaints (albeit usually goodnatured complaints) about missing meat; I shall work on this by explaining to her that I need to do this for me, and she's more than welcome, as always, to fix (or buy) meat for herself any time she wants. (We still keep meat in the house; it's only that I'm not cooking meat for dinners.) I will be honest and tell her that it hurts my feelings when she complains about what I'm not serving. She's a good kid; she won't keep it up if she knows it's hurting my feelings.
2) the hyperfocus on food, which I think was magnified by my feeling I needed to blog every day or else. Or else what, you may ask? Oh, who knows. I shall fix this by not blogging every day, and by not recording everything I eat. Though it was kinda fun to do that, it also made me have to think too much about food, and I have other things to think about.
Anyway, back to the 21-day thing (because that's a manageable time for planning) with some tweaks to my menus (under the cut), and I may blog a little about it and I may not. Sound good? Good. :-)
Oh, and I upped our quantity of fruits and veggies from FFTY
, too, because it is SO nice to have that stuff to hand all the time, rather than having to go shopping or go without. (Normally, "go shopping" is my preference, but let's be honest: between the rain, my health, my work schedule, and having a kid newly in college, getting out to the store has dropped from four to five days a week to once or twice. If I get back in the swing of shopping, I can drop the box down to the smaller one again.) ( 21 days of menus, revised to reflect stuff we liked and didn"t from the last ones, and to add more veggies and whole grainsCollapse )
I'm doing the 21 days again; I really liked almost everything about it: I felt better; it encouraged me to eat salads/greens; and my ethics were happy with me (yes, I personify my ethics; so sue me). I only disliked two things: