Quitting cold turkey

This is it. No more of this “we’ll try to slow down”, “we’ll limit it to so many times a week”. Alan and I decided we won’t eat out for an entire month. Until October 15th, we can’t spontaneously decide to grab something to eat instead of cooking it ourselves. The only exception is being invited out, since we don’t really want to be a drag and say “sorry, we can’t eat out”. That’s the problem in living in a downtown location where we just have to walk outside the door to find a good restaurant. We ended up eating out more than our bodies and wallets could afford. I also blame it on the Spanish for infusing us with their habit of eating out 3-4 times a day. So Sunday I cooked a huge batch of spaghetti sauce to freeze, I made dinner last night for the next couple of days and so far it has been working. My body feels better already. Oh, and did I mention I cooked Beef Panang from scratch on Sunday?? My first Thai curry from scratch! I’ll post a picture here soon…

Sorry if I haven’t posted more often but the academic year has started in full force and I somehow managed to find myself in several different committees this year – I was elected secretary of the Graduate History Society and representative at the Program Committee in my department. I’m also helping organize the graduate students’ conference and a series of teaching workshops. All on top of teaching and writing (or trying to write) my dissertation and two papers. Oh, and did I mention I’m starting Hebrew classes tomorrow? Yeah, there’s that too. Looks like a busy year and I count on you to keep me sane!