Wow guys! Thanks for your comments on the ethical-eating/ food budget eating issue! I mean obviously I would LOVE to get the good stuff, but budget constraints at this time.. keep me heading for the sale section! Hopefully that will change soon so I can start doing more though. I guess you could say I am living proof that on a tiny food budget you can still have pretty decently healthy meals.
Carlos and I had a long chat about that last night. I don't know if I told you guys but he has quit smoking (smoke free for 4 weeks today!!) and has joined the gym after working out at home since February on our "home gym". I would not let him join the gym if he was still smoking because it would be like throwing his money away. Good thing he listened to mami!! So far he is doing great and he is looking hot! Not like he wasn't before... He can't notice a difference yet, but man I tell you when he gets out of bed in the morning (dorky part coming right up) and is putting on his sweats and I have a GREAT view of his back and I think- dang that's my man right there! Lookin' all tight.. YUM! Sooooo, where was I going with this? Oh yea! FOOD! I told him about the ethical eating debate going on and how I feel about it. He asked if we could watch the Food, Inc movie- he was interested in learning more. I said, "are you sure you want to do that?" "YES" "It's going to be all about where exactly the meat you can't live without comes from.." "Well I don't know.. wait yea maybe I could do that!" "OH BOY!!!!!!" Play by play ov-ah. It is my new goal to scout out where we can see the movie and go and watch it. If my carnivore is going veggie I want a front-row seat!
Before he goes veggie I gotta use up all the sh*t I have in my freezer! Case in point dinner last night! One of the things he loves about me is that all the food I make is pretty healthy (I mean except for the fried chicken.. but hey- at least its olive oil fried!). I do this for several reasons-
1. because I want to eat it sometimes too and I need it to be dairy and gluten free
2. he's lactose intolerant (and in denial) and shouldn't be eating dairy either (that eliminates BUTTER from everything I make) and
3. because I want to be gettin' it on when I'm 85 with him so I need to make sure he lives that long. I'm selfish. What can I say?
A shrimp-tastic easy scampi: fresh zucchini, 2 small fresh tomatoes, few tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of Smart Balance, garlic, minced onion, crushed red pepper, S&P to taste. Saute veggies with spices for a few minutes- a thick sauce should form because of the "butter" and make your kitchen smell lovely! Add shrimp and cook until shrimp is pink. Serve over the pasta of your choice or with rice. I used pasta... it was absolutely delicious and I really could not stop eating it. Give it a try- I think you'll like it!
In the workout-front.. I've been working out at lunch time because we have had no overtime approved (so what else am I going to do at lunch time??) and I think it's REALLY helping me a lot. I have lost a total of five pounds in the last month- which is a great thing! Hopefully soon I will start getting out there and running again. I think I've convinced Carlos he wants to do a 5K next year. Who else is going to do it with him??? I'm SOOOOOO proud of him for taking the steps to get healthy!!
Have you girls found that your men have taken an interest in more healthy things since meeting you? I'm just saying this because I know we all have perfect diet and workout routines RIGHT???? : )