Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Day 3 of McDougall

Yep, doing McDougall, or at least trying to. Hubby's finishing up the few deli meats we have left in the freezer and he said he's willing to at least go vegetarian for lunch. So I went online and found a bunch of recipe ideas. I made a document, listing them, and then got it laminated. He's supposed to look through it on his days off, choose what he wants, and then I know what to buy/make for him. The big thing is he doesn't eat leftovers for lunch. He just wants sandwiches, and not roll-ups or anything like that, just sandwiches. *sigh*

I did cheat a bit last night, used a prepared Organic pasta sauce (Prego) since I have a few bottles instead of making my own from the recipe. I also added a half of a "log" of veggie sausage from Twin Oaks (Thanks to Chris and Darlene's "Eat air" vegan blog ) [<--first link there!!!]. It's made up the road from me basically, about 10 miles or so. I also found some of the chorizo at Good Foods, and I already pick up their tofu either at GF or at the Goochland Farmer's Market on Saturday. I need to email them sometime to find out if I can pick it up there instead of driving into Richmond. I'm thinking of buying it by the case (it's more for hubby than for me) and freezing it. I hope it freezes ok. I don't see why it wouldn't. I already occasionally freeze tofu, so I know that's ok. It just changes the texture a bit.

I've got a few of the McDougall books thanks to Paperbackswap.com. I want to get the Quick and Easy and the New McDougall Cookbook, but it looks like I'm going to have to order them. I can't even get them through Louisa OR Goochland's library. :( I'd also like to get some of the older cookbooks, but I'll have to get hubs paypal info for that. I wish the sellers were all the same people instead of different people. I like McDougall's recipes better than Ornish's only because they are more "real people" type. The Ornish's are good, but you can tell they are designed by chefs. Now, as an ex "chef" it's great. I just means a bit more work than I want to do at this point to eat. And although a lot of the recipes seem to be involved, it's more of the prepping (chopping and sauteing and stuff) than actual cooking. The titles are just fancier (they usually list all the ingredients *grin*).

OK, off to the hosptial to get a copy of my pre-op bloodwork to see where I'm starting from.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

I know, haven't been around much. My sleep schedule is WAY outta wack. I'm getting to bed anywhere from 4-6 am and sleeping until about 11:30. It's like Hubby and I are two passing ships in the night anymore. :( It all started because I do too much and then when I sit down, I totally collapse and fall asleep. I've even had to take my pain pills occasionally since I still do too much. One day soon I hope to be back to "normal".

I'm sure my body will be complaining to me later. It's kinda mumbling now. I cleaned out my freezers of meat...kinda. I have about 4-5 plastic shopping bags with stuff for my sister to take. And I filled up the back of my car with MANY more to take to the dump today (the main one isn't open on Sunday's, but the recycling centers have dumpsters and are open 10-6 or so). It felt kinda odd to be tossing all that meat, I must admit. Most of it was stuff that I had FoodSavered - so no freezer burn or anything. I tossed it because some were dated 03 and 04. I had a few Ziploc bags that were unlabeled, I knew what they were, but my sister wouldn't. I saved her quite a bit of stuff though. Including a few ready made foods - and I found some brunswick stew that my mom will like having. :) I also found the Tempeh Portobello Burgers I made a while ago in the bottom. They are individually sealed and look good. I can't remember if I've tried once since I've made them, but I think I have. I do know there is probably too much fat in them to be Ornish friendly, but they are veggie and I KNOW my sister won't eat them.

Hubs has off tomorrow. So we'll get to spend the day together, doing nothing really. I would imagine we'll both be playing Animal Crossing, we do that a lot together on his "weekends." I am going to fix the last of the shrimp (sister's allergic to them) and cheese hot dogs (they are too good to send to her! I wish they made veggie cheese hot dogs!). That'll do it for the meat in the house besides a few packages and cans of tuna. I'm slowly getting there! Yay!