Thanks so much to everyone who shared their lunch with us. We have entered all the names into the empty guitar case and the winner is Ellen M. and her breakfast! We'll be doing another contest next month so keep eating!
I said before, I've been cooking a lot lately because my husband is home and it's cheaper (sometimes) than eating out and we're trying to be healthy. Actually, that be healthy part is not really part of it. We are healthy. I can say that with all the scientific proof to back it up. I am anemic, have thyroid disease and arthritis. I have had those problems no matter what I ate. We've had our cholesterol checked and we're both fine in that department. Also, neither of us has diabetes or heart disease. So I suppose the be healthy aspect is more to prevent the bad stuff from happening. We're eating more whole grains and organic foods instead of foods full of pesticides and chemicals so when we get cancer we won't be mad at ourselves for eating Twinkies for dinner. When my husband was working, I ate a lot Lean Cuisine and packaged food and treadmilled for 45 minutes 5 days a week. It was really easy not to gain any of the 45 pounds I lost years ago. And, I felt really good.It turns out that since I've been cooking all our food from scratch, I eat a lot more and I spend a lot more time doing the god-damn-mofo-dishes (which I HATE) and have very little time left for that thing called exercise. I'm irritable, sluggish, and I have GAINED TEN POUNDS since I stopped eating primarily frozen foods. Cooking all these things with organic everything takes too much time. You have to grocery store hop to find the things you need because one store doesn't have everything you need and in LA it takes 20 minutes to get anywhere. By the time you go to three stores to get the tomatoes, the organic basil, the half- wheat noodles, and the good olive oil, you could've microwaved your Lean Cuisine spaghetti eaten it and been singing with Erasure on the treadmill for 35 minutes.
It's been three months of healthy organic eating. And, I'm still anemic. I still have thyroid disease. I still have arthritis. AND I GOT FATTER and there's no empty pie pan to show for it.
It's so unfair. Also, that it's a total LIE that if you cook healthy foods your family will get along better. I don't care who tells you that (even if it's Jamie Oliver and I am in love with him), it's not true. Seriously, cook a crappy meal and nobody in your family will love you more. Even your cat will give you the evil eye.
Ralphs had Lean Cuisine on sale today. I have no idea what they had on sale in their organic section.
I can't wait to be reunited with my treadmill.
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