Greetings from Patti's Plate!
It appears it is impossible for me to lose weight unless I have an audience watching every bite I eat. It takes a lot of energy to write every day. I haven't written in well over a year. During this time, I have regained most of my weight, and I have been reluctant to spend much time in my kitchen. I seldom plan my meals, and usually decide on "take out" about 5 or 6 at night.
The transition of feeding a family of five to cooking for two is strange. You'd think it would be easier, but for me, it's not. It seems silly to buy a bunch of groceries, when food will only be consumed by two people. I could be satisfied making a salad every night, but my husband isn't as easily pleased. It doesn't seem fair that just because he doesn't have a weight problem he should have to suffer. So, I usually take dinner as an opportunity to share something that is probably not the best choice for me. My version of "The Good Wife."
Today is the first day of summer. Let's see if I can make the summer a light and healthier one for me.