So yesterday was preparation day for "The Time is Now". I cleaned out all the junk food from the pantry. Expired food and junk food was thrown away - this amounted to four very full trash bags. All other unopened foods that didn't meet my new requirements were bagged up for the food bank. We have six bags of food to donate to those in need. The pantry looks pretty empty, but that is okay. What usually lingers in pantries is fat-laden, sugar-laden foods and these are not part of my new design. This picture is representative of many items I had in my pantry...but I never cared much for Hamburger Helper.
Brooklyn and I then sat down and figured up four days worth of menus. Baby steps. I figured it would be easier if we could get a few days under our belt and repeat them until we had it under control. We could add other meals later. We made the grocery list and were off to the store. We checked labels and criss-crossed the store many times looking for the items that fit our criteria, as well as the best price (fresh vs. frozen). Sometimes it is more expensive to eat "right". We arrived home with our food and stocked the newly cleaned pantry and refrigerator.
The program has begun.
Waist measurement day 1: 39 inches
Hip measurement day 1: 47 inches.
No scale, just a measurement each Sunday morning.