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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.

* Health: 0.4 pounds down; 109.6 to go

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    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
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    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
    I'd count anything that added up to you making good choices...cereal, especially if it's oatmeal. You're doing great.

    4109 days ago
    If you count "cooking" as making good choices for your meals at home then I would count it.
    4109 days ago
    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
    It may seem weird but I also count bowls of cereal as cooking.
    4109 days ago
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