Weight: 182.6 lbs 4/12/2010 Down 27.4 lbs
Learned: Why many people don’t cook: what a hassle!
- I wanted something different and found some OLD ground turkey in the freezer. After gently microwaving it on Power Level – 2 for a half hour it was thawed and ready to do something…but what?
- Found a recipe for meatloaf on CookEatShare.com and sub’ed turkey and left out the veal; had everything else. Pretty tasty, pretty interesting.
- Holita had told me our stove IS a convection oven so I tried it in convection mode. It’s NOT a real convection oven. It still took 45 minutes to cook a couple pounds of turkey loaf.
- Bottom line: It took a lot of work to prepare and then monitoring and timer resetting until done. A lot of this was relearning basics: how much onion chops up to 3/4 cup (1/4th onion)? How much garlic chops up to 2 tsp.? (ten kernels) How long does in take to cook in a faux convection oven?
- Microwaving is so easy. Simple recipes don’t take much prep. There’s little cleanup.
- Chicken broth base that we have is all salt.
- Salt bloats you. I’m up after eating the meatloaf and drinking the requisite water.
Learned: Understanding why we crave is critical to understanding how to reverse the obesity trend.
Learned: We’ve been overeating because calories were getting cheaper and tastier over the last decades.
Learned: People who have food cravings understand how they are different from hunger. People who don’t crave food don’t understand why the others can’t consciously turn it off.
Learned: Some experts consider food craving to be as powerful as other addictions.
Food: I’m less interested now in tracking every single thing I eat. My breakfast meals are pretty standard now: oatmeal and coffee with a poached egg tossed in every second or third day.
Breakfast: 250 cals.
lunch, dinner: too much food and too much salt.
Snack: Had 150 cals of ice cream (lite) for the first time in weeks.