circular wrote: Jan18 wrote:
buck3Maureen wrote:I actually have hated cooking my entire life, Maureen...
In my experience this does add another layer to the challenges of our lifestyles. I only enjoy cooking if my life is stress free, but I don't recall the last time that was the case. I do meditate, walk, and the like to help with stress, but it doesn't remove the stressful situations. A better way of putting it is I like to cook if I'm carefree
. You know, when I live in Shangri La!
Anyway, just to sympathize here. It takes time and it's no fun under stress. Maybe if we pick say Sunday and spend the day cooking for the week, so by definition we aren't thinking about other things and set about to enjoy the day in the kitchen. Turn on some good music. A nice thought but darned if I can stick to schedules of any sort.
I've thought of that, too -- just cook a few things on Sunday to use during the week and freeze some, too. I guess you're right that we just need to make it a habit. I didn't used to cook breakfast a year or so ago and now I do almost every day and don't mind, because it has become easy.
I did make cauliflower soup in the crock pot the other day and it was really good. BUT it was too high in saturated fat, even using light cream, not heavy cream. <sigh> Gees, we can't have sweets, we can't have bread or any grains like rice/oats/quinoa, we can't have potatoes, we can't have beans, we can't have but small portions of certain animal proteins, no dairy and skimp on saturated fat. I get so frustrated and wonder what the heck CAN we eat?
And though some numbers are improving, I still haven't lost much weight. And I track what I eat on cronometer and stick to 1400 calories or less, with the fat/protein/carb percentages suggested.