Cooking, Cycling, Eating Healthy, Exercising, Food, Heart Healthy Meals, Hearth Cath, Weightloss
I got to thinking on the way home from the hospital about just how serious this past visit to the hospital was. It was just happenstance that they found the blockage and even more so the fluid in my lungs. I was thinking just how bad I have felt the last few months and that it was the sole reason for me not exercising. Now that I had all this stuff done I should feel well enough to start walking more and hopefully get on my bicycle soon.
Now comes the hard part. Wife and I had a discussion about food choices and eating better. The wife does most of the cooking in the house and she is a working girl too. She comes home and feels like she’s got to cook something so it usually ends up with hamburger helper or chicken fingers. Looks like I’ll be searching for heart healthy meals for us to get acquainted with.
All these changes won’t come overnight. My wife and I have got to start eating better and exercising more if we want to live long enough to see our kids grow up and have families of their own.
Now the truth comes out. Brother, you need a massive dose of rigorous honesty. A salad, with grilled chicken breast, is vastly faster to put together (and cheaper over the long run) than hamburger helper. You have to work as a team though… you’re wife puts together the salad and you grill the chicken (no barbecue sauce). It takes twelve minutes total – I know, my wife and I have done it.
Our health is directly related to how we treat our body. Hamburger Helper isn’t a bullet, it’s death by a thousand cuts. I would never, ever, put that cheap crap in my mouth.
That said, I don’t want to pile on too much while you’re down… Good luck, man.
My wife and I have been married for 25 years and we’ve been in a rut as far as cooking goes. I do well at work, usually a salad or some baked chicken but it’s at home where I have the problem. Since I’ve come home we’ve sat down and discussed what we need to do to make better eating choices at home. I’m happy to say Hamburger Helper is not out our list.
Good luck, brother – and that last bit is some good news.