Archives for: April 2005, 09
My husband plans to do a big computer maintenance project this afternoon. So this morning I have been cleaning out all my files. As much as I like the computer, I've about had enough. I'm ready to mow the yard or go for a bike ride or do something to get out of this chair! But I'm not finished yet.
I thought I'd take a break and blog while I ate my lunch. I suspect this will be a rambling sort of blog. I have two or three ideas that I've been meaning to write about, but none of them are substantial enough to make a complete blog.
I'm having cold roast beef for lunch. That's good, not only because roast beef is beneficial, but also because this roast beef was very inexpensive. My husband usually takes our daughter to school, but his schedule was such that I took her last week. One day I stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and I learned something. The meat department manager goes through the case early in the morning and marks down everything that is going to expire two days later. I don't like buying things that are past the expiration date, but buying something that's two days away from expiration to cook or to freeze is a bargain. I bought two eye of round roasts for nearly half price; plus I got a great deal on some steaks. I can learn to shop at 7am in order to get meat for 1/3 to 1/2 off!
I did something else because of last week's wacky schedule. Two days in a row I ate switched breakfast and dinner. Several BTD contributors advocate that Type Os have a big meat and vegetable breakfast, a good lunch, and a very light dinner. Whenever I tried it just for one day it seemed that after a big breakfast and a big lunch I was still hungry for a big dinner. That was too much food for one day. What was interesting this time was that the second day worked great. I wasn't nearly so hungry in the afternoon. During school this is not going to be a practical schedule for my family. But I may see about flipping breakfast and dinner more often this summer.
I must have touched a nerve with my blog about gaining weight from looking at cake. The funniest comment was from Amy who wrote, "I gain weight on a few slices of bread and lose it on porterhouse steaks." How would one of the calorie counting gurus explain that?