Got my ducks finally in a good straight row now seems my time is becoming mine again, and yes, I do love that!
year 6. almost 8 months of that gone now and into year 7 I will go. I am beyond myself even knowing the amount of actual years I am on this lifestyle. Loving it to no end ever!!
But I am changing again. Around yr 3-4 I became a very mono eater. beef, beef, beef and some pork and done but then after that period I went more into ‘allowing other’ stuff back again as in making homemade alfredo sauce, eating it with chicken, eating some wings, allowing back in deli stuff, like salami, beef sticks I bought and all. Normal true zc foods but not that other way of eating I did so well on.
I think it was family causing those upheavels in me truly. I mean I gotta cook for hubby and kiddo ya know but now that kiddo is in Uni and doing fab, loving her college life literally in such a short time, well, I have truly revamped my cooking and shop style all to my benefit.
wow, I am over the moon on this one truly cause I have my control back darn near full at this point.
My hubby is easy to feed truly. Have some taters around and he will make something, have rice around he will do something with it but all I have to do truly is be sure he has big meat on the plate. Big steak, he will make his own side dish to it. Big roaster chicken, he will figure out what side he might eat with it. All this is to my advantage and with kiddo not in the mix, omg I shop so much less, faster and without cooking different for her now and not buying that other stuff…I tell ya, zc freedom is right smack in my face here LOL
So eating has changed. Big beef first meal. Like before I thrive on steak. So first meal, big honkin’ beef. Second meal is pork. I dumped damn near everything else. Got to where I hate burger meat anymore. I mean I tried it all from fatty burger to 93/7 lean where I ended up but burger taste is not for me anymore. I want a steak, simple as that I dropped all processed except for 2 things. Keeping extra sharp hard aged cheddar for cheese emergency when I might need it, and kept bacon…darn right I kept bacon HA
Dumped all pre-made like sausages, deli stuff like my salami, stopped making my homemade alfredo sauce, dumped the few little spice mixes I might use and now I am pure clean eating. Meat/seafood/bit of salt. done.
Even, and get this, me being a super super salter, I am now naturally using way less salt. All by natural wants ya know. Not by making myself cut back, it is a natural thing to want less salt now…only took into damn near 7 yrs for me on my salt issues LOL Will be very interesting to see if I do go into damn near saltless in the future??? no clue on that one.
Store is putting snow crab legs on very good sale price. OMG when the sale hits friday I am going to stock my freezer like there is NO tomorrow. Yup. Steak in the morn and crab at night.
Since I go mono eating like this when steak sales hit I jump. Pork sales. I jump. Crab and shrimp I jump cause this will be the 3 things I will only eat and this will keep me in zc heaven!!
Hubby got short end of the stick tho HAHA Not like I haven’t done this to him before, :), but I cut eating out. He was less than pleased on this but honestly, I cant stand restaurant food or eating less than crap zc when forced thru eating out. ONLY restaurant I will allow now is a good steakhouse. I can control that so I kept one type of restaurant in there for him LOL but even his beloved bbq joints I dumped. No rubs on meat for me anymore. Done with that. Told him order and pick up what he wants, chinese, or italian or bbq or whatever and bring home, just don’t ask me to go near it cause I will not. Yup, tough azz carnivore in the room and I would give no leeway on this anymore. I do see he is adapting, good for him HA
I feel very very zc strong! It has become very natural for me now without thought. I needed this change to hit ya know and it did. wow.
So all fine on zc and all good in life at this point and things settling down to auto zc for me now.
Sorry not posting much but come Sept I will be posting more, I got time now that kiddo is handled and all is fab with her in that I AM so relieved that all the ducks are marching forward well for us here.
ZC ROCK ON!