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Thursday, June 08, 2006

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have you ever been driving and jamming to the radio and then the song ends and it's john tesh? that happened to me last night. next stop, cat sweatshirt. i've been feeling all givvy uppy lately. like i'll just make peace with where i am. it's not so bad here. i can eat girlscout cookies and still fit in my pants. but john tesh was a revelation. i don't want to be one of those people that accepts mediocrity because it's easy. the least i can do is keep trying. it doesn't do any good to think about where i should be now, as opposed to where i really am. it's not time to quit just yet.

so i'm going back to basics. i don't remember why i gave up the meal planning. it was suffering before vacation because our plans kept changing. i wrote out a whole new plan for the end of this week and next week. it really helps to see what you're eating in a whole week (6 nights of pasta...hmm) and it's a hell of a shopping tool. my freezer is chock full of foods that are on the edge of edible. i'm trying to decide if one particular batch of chicken is too freezer burned to eat. i've already fed matt freezer burned steak and bread. i'm afraid if i take a chance on the chicken his weeping will be audible. i think it might be time to stop buying bulk sale items and freezing them 'til armageddon.

so i'm taking a leaf out of my friend's freezer books. neither holly or kirsten had a freezer full of grocery specials...and nor shall i. i shall buy what is on the meal plan, and only what is on the meal plan. what a concept? only buying food to eat that week. not freezing things till they're inedible. it's like the birth of philosophy around here with all these new thoughts. sigh...

7 comments:

duenneschen said...

yes, this is a HUGE, HUGE problem for me as well...

planning for an entire week is too hard for me though, so right now i'm only planning for 3 days ahead...it's a start.

i just notice if i plan for an entire week ahead and then a few days later i'm not into eating this said meal which sounded so good 5 days ago. Then, instead of making that meal, we'll go out to eat.

why does it have to be so difficult!?

Amy said...

i should get used to smaller plans too, when we move we won't really have a freezer. not a problem we'll just buy as we go, but i should have atleast a few meals planned.

snackiepoo said...

Okay so I have let the "soft music that feels good" station play on the way home from work before. THAT is what starts to happen in your mid-30's and yet I swore I would never end up like my parents.

Amy said...

john tesh has no right to play george michael, he's gay for heaven's sake. how was i to know?

JessiferSeabs said...

I really love this post. I am struggling with mediocrity as well - I'm so happy with how I feel/look/live, but I also know that I want to go further, however, now that I'm happy, the motivation is not as great... catch 22, I guess.

Amy said...

thanks jess, it's nice not to be alone.

PastaQueen said...

i don't want to be one of those people that accepts mediocrity because it's easy.

Word. That line totally speaks to me.

Now that I've moved to an apartment I'm dealing with the smaller freezer situation. Last night I just barely managed to cram all my TV dinners and frozen veggies in there along with my buy 1 get one free bags of frozen chicken breasts.