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Beef Stew (recipe here)

My diet is horrible. Like awful. With the traveling I do, I surrender myself to eating out on way too many occasions. I’m also ashamed to admit that the majority of these menus require looking up and picking a number.

Here’s a perfect example:

Christmas Eve.
Cinnamon raisin bagel in the morning (home)
Cheese Burger and fries w/ ranch (LAX)
Cheese Burger and fries AGAIN (In-and-Out, Carlsbad, CA….only place open!!)

Christmas Day.
No breakfast.
Turkey sandwich on a croissant (Provided by hotel)
Coffee cake (munching while waiting on late aircraft at Carlsbad airport)
Asian-ribs with sweet sauce for dinner (ordered at hotel bar after landing, Los Angeles)

Day after Christmas.
(Woke up after noon)
Cheese burger and fries w/ ranch…yes AGAIN (Hotel room service)
Cup of chili and order of small fries for dinner (Wendy’s after landing in Fresno, CA)

Oh. And the next day my roommate treated me out to Hawaiian barbeque!! I had homemade tacos last night….the list of bad things just goes on!!  I can’t tell you the last time I had a raw vegetable (besides those thrown on a burger). I eat lots of sweets and thanks to being around carbonated beverages all day, I’ve been drinking soda again. I haven’t been exercising either. I haven’t eaten this bad since the start of college, and I feel downright disgusting. I just REFUSE to go into the new year like this.

Making beef stew from scratch is a perfect start. No crap food. A hearty homemade soup made with real vegetables. It felt nice to be in the kitchen making a worthwhile meal, and there’s plenty more than enough for my roommates when they get here tomorrow.

Got any New Year’s resolutions for yourself?

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