Allie and Kim did though. Kim's steak adventure I shared already. Allie is a super challenge-meeter, 'cause she made stuff for both already. Over at her blog she can tell you all about homemade chocolate peanut butter granola bars and fried red rice.
If anyone else made something for the first challenge that I missed (totally likely), let me know and I'll add you in.
Back to normal life-
I have everything for making the less than a dollar a pound thing. I have a whole menu (and a part-time shift key- I should have known a $4 keyboard/ mouse deal was bad). Hopefully i can manage to break it down into bits that seem manageable before Wednesday.
For the first challenge this month I never really came up with anything good, anyway. I was thinking about making sloppy joes, wrapping the lentil/ sauce mix in pizza dough and turning them into calzone/ hand pie-type food. It never happened. Oops.
what did happen this weekend? Well, I ate a lot of chips (including a bag yesterday), some sweet potato fries, and a bunch of soda. That's pretty much it for eating. I've dropped into a deep dark hole of Hulu. While I write this I'm actually listening/ watching some Canadian show called regenesis.
So the plan. I'm not sure what it really looks like. I know I want it to look like "j. eats regularly and stops losing weight". Even with regular bags of chips and random other junk I'm still losing weight. Eating more (obviously) should help with that. There's a limit, though, to how many calories you can buy with a dollar. Someone with a slower metabolism, who didn't fidget or have a bottle a day soda habit might manage it. Heck, with the staples and then veggies tossed on top I worked it out to about a max of 1800 calories a day.
Basically if regular eating doesn't work, I'm going to have to change something. I don't know what, and I don't know how. Giving myself one day a week to try to make up for any deficit over that week wouldn't be good, I can see it leading to any number of problems. Dunno about scaling up the budget, either... Can only do what I can afford. Also, there's only so much even I can eat. My diet, close enough to vegan it really doesn't matter, is high on bulk, low on calories. Most high calorie items are out of my budget, and the ones that aren't are not high on my "to be eaten" list.
How the fork do I motivate myself to eat more regularly? I still don't have any real form to my weeks. This would be much easier if it were a family project, or something like that. It's easier buying and cooking for more than one person. It'd also be better if I had people to swap cooking with. Or if I had, you know, more motivation than your average dead sloth.
Oh, yeah, and I now have three roommates. RM1, RM2, and RM2's girl friend, who will henceforth be called RM3.
Random and a bit whiny, but off I go, into another week. With a mango. And rice. And a can of coconut milk. Can't be that bad, right?