Having stayed up too late watching The Queen, I slept right through breakfast time. Big mistake.
I awoke with a minor headache and pains all over. By the time I was ready to start the day there was no point eating breakfast. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with our diet, but by late afternoon I learned the cost of foregoing the most important meal of the day. Hunger pangs made it hard to enjoy taking the dogs to the dog park, and by the time we got home all we could think of doing was making dinner.
I also felt more agitated than usual.
So far I have lost at least four pounds; maybe a touch more.
Regardless of feeling snippy, I have learned a lot so far. I have come to a conclusion about the size of the portions I usually eat: they’re much too large. In fact, I think I’ve spent my whole life overeating. I’ve had more energy since we started doing this. I have decided that there’s no reason to buy the following processed foods: bread, tortillas, refried beans, and spanish rice. All can be made at home quite easily. There’s little reason to spend lots of money on groceries. If you plan your menu using simple wholesome ingredients you can make a variety of meals (Think about Mexican and Chinese cuisine). Frozen broccoli from the 99 cents store is all stalks and no florets. There’s no reason to buy ketchup, soy sauce or taco sauce; they’re all free at fast food joints. Additionally, I have been drinking more water than ever before and falling asleep faster than usual.
This eating regiment has proven to me that I can eat less and feel more lively, and that I should be eating foods that don’t come in colorful packages.
In ending today’s entry I ask that you consider the following quote:
“Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.” – Henry IV of France
I hope you’re eating while reading this,
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (homemade bread, 2 TBSP Peanut Butter, 1 TBSP Jelly) – $0.36
Snack: 1 Slice Sourdough Bread -$0.05
Dinner: Homemade Wheat Gluten Steak Strips – $0.20, 1/8 lb. Frozen Broccoli – $0.13, 2 Cups cooked white rice – $0.11, 1 Baked Potato w/ 1 Ketchup Packet (foraged) – $0.10
Desert: 1 TBSP Peanut Butter – $0.05
Kerri Total: $1.00
Christopher Total: $1.00
Donation Total: $145
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