Friday, April 16, 2010

P90X Update Week Fourteen

Are we done yet?  That is mostly how I felt about the meal plan this week.  My husband was traveling for the third week in a row, and I didn't feel like cooking very much.  My meals were a little on the unbalanced side, and I ate way too many carbs, and not enough salads and veggies.  Not to mention the bag of Reese's peanut butter cups that was on clearance after Easter.  Why did I even buy it?  Ugh!

The longer I do this, the more I realize I don't really enjoy cooking.  I wish I loved to cook as much as PW, but the fact is, I don't.  I've tried, but I don't know what I'm missing.  It's just something that I'm not passionate about.  And unfortunately, if I don't cook, we go out to eat.  Dear hubby is not much of a chef.  Something about the smoke alarm as a dinner bell isn't very appetizing, but I do appreciate his effort, and don't complain about the blackened crusts on everything.  (Or the tuna salad with 2 tablespoons of celery seeds that he surprised me with by making one day.)

I am going to reach out to all 5 of my readers today for some help in the kitchen.  How do you plan your meals?  Daily?  Weekly?  At 5:00 when it's time for dinner?  (That would be me!)  Do you love to cook?  Or hate it?  Have you always loved it, or did you learn to love it?  What do you enjoy about cooking?  Did you luck out and marry a professional chef?  What can I do to find the passion?  Help me please!  Any tips would be much appreciated by me and my waistline.

Speaking of waistline, I gained a little weight this week (thanks, Reese's!), so now I have my work cut out for me for our final week on the program.  Final weigh in and pics are coming up at the end of the week.  Guess I better get my hiney in gear!

Have a great day!


1 comment:

Betty said...

Oh I love to cook (hate to clean). I think I have always loved to cook and bake. I am also convinced that it's crafting too and just like real crafting you need the right stuff. I remember embossing over a toaster, not very fun and terrible results. So I have the best pots and pans and cooking stuff I can find. I don't sell it but am a HUGE fan of Pampered Chef. There is a difference and they have a warranty. I suggest either having or going to a cooking show. I am convinced anyone can cook, you just have to have the right stuff and find what you want to cook. I don't do much planning since my husband is on call all the time. My DD plans weekly and shops that way. I have a very fussy family on what they eat too, mostly beef. You've got a great backyard for grilling (my fav summer thing) so grill some steaks and veggies. Work on a cook once eat twice thing, make extra say chicken breasts so you can have say just chicken one night and say chicken salad another. Peruse sites like or I like those 2 because the recipes have reviews. the first even have videos on some things. Good luck!