Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Confessions 1-17-16

The United States of Becky
I confess: I started counting calories for Neil again. This time he is more enthusiastic because he knows it works. And this is his request again, I don't like to push any agenda on him. And plus, it's a lot of work, so why would I volunteer for that ;)

I confess: I've been kind of cranky and Neil gets Monday off and I don't and I'm kind of annoyed that the person that doesn't really care about being alone in the house gets more alone time in the house. Which is petty and stupid and now I'm annoyed with myself.

I confess: I signed up for Blue Apron again. Kind of tempted to sign up for another meal service, to have six meals a week planned but dang is that pricey. Lazy vs Budget... hmm...

11 comments:

  1. Getting an uneven amount alone time would annoy me too, totally understandable!Can you count my calories too? (just kidding ;-) Seriously though that's awesome you do that/he's into it. If I could afford to not cook and was married to someone who was open to that I would so do it. I would live on cereal and pasta left to my own devices!

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    1. I have plans to take a day off just for me but not mention it to him because if I do mention it he gets excited about taking a day off with me too but then he gets a sad face and asks if I wanted just a me day and then I feel too bad to say yes of course that was the whole point.

      yeah, counting calories works, and phone apps help, but it is still a lot of work. left to his own devices it pizza and and pizza and pizza ;)

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    2. Sometimes I make passwords for documents with food stuff. One of them is: PizzaIsMyBestFriend - yeah...pizza.

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  2. I need to get back on the tracking food train. I haven't since before Christmas.
    And I am so with you on alone time. Granted. I live by myself so it's easy but I remember when I had roommates and would schedule time by myself just to enjoy the quiet.

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    1. I think most bloggers are the type that understand the alone time! My people :) I think if I lived alone that would be dangerous, I think I would like it too much ;)

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  3. What is this Blue Apron you speak of?
    I weighed myself and lost 4 pounds - but it took me 3 weeks to do it. I could probably go faster if I did count calories but ugh - I HATE counting calories and I get all obsessive & neurotic about it.

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    1. Blue Apron is a meal delivery service, one of the "cheaper" ones, and I feel, just better ones (of the three I've tried). You pick three meals out of a possible six, and they send you all the ingredients and recipe card to make the meal. You have to do all the prep, but they have it all portioned out for you so there isn't any food waste. So if a recipe calls for grated ginger, they only send you a little nub of ginger instead of like at the store, where you have to buy a big ol root. I tried another service, Gobble, but that one you do NO PREP, its just open bags, mix, heat, and serve. They also try to be one pot. That one was okay, but I like Blue Apron because I feel like I'm actually cooking and learning. Gobble felt... like heating up a TV dinner. Yes, it's fresher and super fast but... it just wasn't for me. Food was good though! So if you don't like cooking or have limited kitchen supplies, that one is pretty good. Hello Fresh, the meals felt... disjointed sometimes. They just got Jaimie Oliver to do some of the meal planning so maybe its better now. I got into Blue Apron because a friend send me a coupon for a free week of meals (three meals) which was a good deal.

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    2. I think it's better for me to count his calories vs him himself, it removes the neurotic part of it I think. He just eats what I serve him ;)

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    3. Mmm...it's a dream of mine to have someone else always do the work on my meals. I need to hire a personal chef. ;)

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  4. I've been kinda cranky because Dennis has been home during the day a lot more lately. Like, he was working an extended overnight shift, so he was home sleeping/bothering me during those days, and now he's off for 7 days before he goes back to a day shift. I'm ready for the day shift, so I can just do my thing around the house while Jack is at Grandma's and I don't have anyone around! Loners unite (online!).

    I just started counting my calories again and am determined to loose all this extra weight. I'm not going to let myself obsess this time around, though. If I let Dennis count calories for me, he'd be a total calorie Nazi, lol.

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    1. So glad I'm not the only one hankering for some quality alone time :) At least your husband will be out of your hair soon! I feel like a body can't fully relax until there are no people and no people noises.

      I'm pretty lax on the calories, I count them, and try to keep them at a certain number, but if he wants to go over, eh, okay, let me just catalog those too.

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