So we tried doing the plant thing before. But the food didn’t taste good and it was too much hassle.
Then I found Rich Roll’s website. His message totally connects with me, as we’re both in recovery. I’m a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. My sobriety date is 4.16.07.
Then we bought his book. There’s a couple of books that have meant the world to me:
It’s too soon to tell, I need to get at least 90 days in. But I think I’ll be adding Rich’s book to the list. So far, I have a connection to food that I’ve never had. I’m helping my wife in the kitchen, something I’ve never done. I feel great. And by eating this way, I’m eating what I believe in. Much more will be written, but this is a start.
Oh. And the food tastes great. I’m here to tell you that everything we’ve ate (or is it eaten?) out of his book so far has been yummy and that’s no bs. Not just yummy, fucking great. We’ve been doing this about 3 weeks now. I actually look forward to eating. I haven’t lost any weight yet, but that’ll come now that ski season is over.
I’m working out regularly now. I used to run, I miss it. Today I got on the treadmill for first time in years. I’m going to drop 15 to 20 pounds, I might even do another triathlon. I got here because of an email Rich sent me, which one day I’ll share. Not now. I need to get some momentum in, first.
The first thing we did is went to the store. We followed his instructions — bought a Vitamix and cleaned out our pantry (it was already pretty much void of processed foods, but we stepped it up a couple of notches). We bought jars and labeled everything.
We spent a lot of money, about $800 bucks. Ouch! But the good news is the big cost is over. We’ve got our blender and our staples now. We’re setup. Yes, we’ll keep replenishing the staples — but that’s low cost. As we do, I’ll update the costs.
But here’s the thing. We used to buy organic meat, it was really expensive. A pound of organic chicken is $10 to $12! The turkey we bought for Thanksgiving was $175! Yes, the turkey was great, raised by our friends at Sustainable Settings. I’m sure we’re going to save a lot of money eating this way. How much, it’s too early to tell. But I can already tell that we’re saving money.
Anyway, here’s a video of our pantry and fridge. We dig this.