One thing I don't do is that I don't cook. I mean, okay, yeah, I'm a wiz with the following things: scrambled eggs, toast, slicing cheese, spreading butter/mayo/mustard, slicing pickles, and adding yogurt to damn near anything. This means that I can make breakfast combinations (eggs, toast, yogurt, cereal) and many many types of sandwiches. And that is the extent of my cooking.
I'm not proud of that. But I can admit it.
So, if I want to get healthier and thinner, I most probably need to start making my own meals (as opposed to eating out at restaurants). Which means, I probably need to learn to cook. Which means I will also be saving money (goal 3!) as well.
What I find hard about cookingWhat DON'T I find hard about cooking?
- It requires time.
See that's hard for me because I typically am instantly hungry and need to instantly eat. This means that I will need to be smarter about snacking and smarter about timing.
- It requires planning
How am I supposed to know what I will want to eat ahead of time? This is a huge dilemma for me. On top of that, menu planning gives me hives and makes me hyperventilate. Will need to tackle that in baby steps.
- Getting everything done at the same time
How do people do that? It's a mystery. It's a skill. It seems a bit daunting.
Of course, recommendations will be gladly accepted as well.
In the interim, I give you a link to mightygirl's I heart menu planning. Her post was like some kind of discovery for me: what? someone knows how to do it AND they like to do it AND they posted it online? I heart Maggie Mason.