Starting Some New Habits at the New House
I just moved into my new house over the last two weekends, and one of the commitments I've made to myself is to use the occasion to reset my tendency to eat out, and cook more at home.
A few years ago, I made a big improvement in my health and lost around 50 pounds needed to get back into the range of my ideal weight. I also did a better job following my divorce of leading a more balanced life.
Over the last year to 18 months, I've lost a bit of that balance, and with it went my better eating choices. The longer the days and the more rushed, the more likely a quick trip through the drive through was the answer for dinner.
Add to that some changed hours for half the year, and I have put on 5-8 pounds and need to get things in check. I also noticed the difference in the monthly budget as the dining out frequency increased.
Now, add in all things COVID-19, and eating at home just makes more sense.
This weekend, I kept my promise to myself and did all three dinners at the house, (although one was takeout). Pizza and a date night Friday, then steak, potatoes, and green beans last night, and pork in chili sauce with salad tonight.
So far so good on getting back into the swing of things, but the real test will be when work is reintroduced. I didn't get to the grocery store yesterday, so the answer to the level of my dedication may come very quickly when I have to shop after work tomorrow.