I may have mentioned before – My dietitian said to ease into a new life-style; pick one thing you can change and change it, get used to it, make it a part of your normal routine and then move on to the next thing.
My wife and I took her up on it. We decided that instead of (ever) eating fast-food again, we would sit down and plan out one week of dinners – just dinners, mind you. I lean more toward Paleo cooking (but not legalistically) and my wife is just trying to be healthy-conscious.
That first week, we had Mustard Grilled Pork Chops with Basil-Apricot Relish, Everyday Paleo Chili Verde and some more fantastic dishes! While it may not have been ‘optimally’ healthy, it met our goals of cooking for ourselves, staying away from fast-food and getting to know the challenges of preparing for a week’s worth of food-preparation.
Tonight we had Paleo Shepherd’s Pie, which I must say, was far-and-away my favorite dish. I subbed potatoes instead of mushrooms because my wife just won’t eat mushrooms and the crust, made from 1 egg and boiled/mashed cauliflower was fantastic. I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow *wink*.
Also, I’ve begun eating one slice of toast in the morning with some organic Peanut Butter – just a kick starter and to get into a breakfast-routine.
Some of my remaining challenges are to cut back on my drinking – I love Gin – and to stick with my quit-smoking campaign. I plan on starting a work-out class a the rec center this week (thurs.), I have a check-up tomorrow with my Doctor, and a Health-screening with the university “Health and Wellness” department on Thurs.
Long-short: Things are happening. I feel good. My ultimate goal is something I found in the Paleo book, Primal Living, by Marc Sisson – “Live strong, drop dead!”.