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How to Define *Cooking*

Friday, January 08, 2010

So I've come upon a dilemma. I said I planned on "cooking" dinner at home at least 4 nights a week. The idea behind that goal was so that I would have control over what I was eating. So do I count eating a bowl of cereal as "cooking" dinner for the night? It does meet my goal of having control over what I ate, but I did not actually COOK it. What do you think?

I did get my snow day, thus getting in my exercise for today. There was a TON of snow to clear off the driveway. It took me over an hour and I wore my heart rate monitor so I could see the end result. I was in the "zone" for 55 minutes of the time and I burned 387 calories. But I was so tired. It felt like there was an elephant sitting on my back while I was shoveling. I took a nap afterward.

Tracking:
* Health: 0.4 pounds down; 109.6 to go


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  • FITNESSFOODIE
    Hmmm, I think a bowl of cereal is preparing a meal at home but not cooking. It's a good idea to reword your goal more specifically to your intent. Because then is making a green salad cooking or preparing a meal at home? What about a smoothie? All of those are very good things to have that will get you closer to your ultimate goal. emoticon
    4108 days ago
  • no profile photo CD350167
    Maybe you should re-word your plan to say "preparing meals at home" instead of "cooking!" Means the same thing, but no literalist could argue that eating a bowl of cereal was not a prepared meal at home!

    What a workout! Makes me cringe just thinking about it!
    4108 days ago
  • MAINLADY
    I'd count anything that added up to you making good choices...cereal, especially if it's oatmeal. You're doing great.

    Hugs,
    Sharon
    4109 days ago
  • KELLYSESAME
    If you count "cooking" as making good choices for your meals at home then I would count it.
    4109 days ago
  • RAZZAMA_TAZ
    Really? bowls of cereal count as cooking?? well that changes everything!! lol.. Hope ur back is feeling better after shoveling your driveway.
    4109 days ago
  • BGGODDESS
    It may seem weird but I also count bowls of cereal as cooking.
    4109 days ago
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