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The End of Not Eating Out...

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

We ordered take-out pizza tonight for the first time in a month. I know; it’s still January and I committed to not eating out for the whole month. But it’s the 31st and technically we ordered “in”. At least that’s what I told myself. Anyway, my youngest child saw the receipt and remarked how expensive the pizza was, reminding me how much money we must have saved in the last month. Also, the pizza was just “okay.” I’ve got to come up with a good homemade pizza.

Not eating out for the past month has helped me

  • Become more efficient at planning meals ahead

  • Plan more nutritious and tasty meals

  • Save money (I didn’t keep track of how much money we saved, but based on our former habits, I’m sure the savings was significant)

  • Get rid of my anxiety about what to have for dinner, because I improved my cooking skills and it doesn't seem like such a chore

  • Enjoy cooking

I didn’t always enjoy cooking because I often waited until the last minute to plan and I hadn’t really built up a proficient skill set in the kitchen.

I know my family and I will still eat out occasionally but it won’t be as tempting as it once was because preparing meals has become enjoyable in and of itself.

The only drawback is--I still don’t like doing the dishes.


Read my blog each week in February as I write about my journey to become more productive through self-care. I’ll share ideas for developing routines that can help you accomplish more and make self-care easier and more enjoyable.


I sent out my first email newsletter today. I’m currently doing a weekly series of tip sheets called “Boost Your Body” on various nutrition and wellness topics. Please subscribe at and click on the "Subscribe" button at the top of the home page.

Announcement and quick favor…

I’m excited to tell you about my first online course especially for healthcare providers…

The tagline I use on my website, Nourish.Energize.Embrace. was conceived from interviews that I did with healthcare providers about their wellness goals and challenges. I created this 6-week course to support their wellness goals.

The course begins on February 16th and is titled

“Nourish. Energize. Embrace.—Show Yourself Some Love”.

The course includes

· 1 individual nutrition consultation and 1 follow-up consultation

· Instructional and motivational videos

· Recipes and menus

· Tips for choosing foods and eating practices that nourish and energize

· Social media discussions as a private group

· Evidence-based content on the following

o Nutrition: incorporate foods personalized to your needs

o Fitness: define what fitness means to you and set sustainable goals

o Mental Clarity: choose foods and eating practices that energize your mind

o Self-care: explore your personal self-care needs and discover what self-care means to others

Because of the individualized nature of this course, it is limited to 12 participants.

Here’s where the favor comes in:

The course starts in 2 weeks and as I finalize the details of the course, I would like to ensure that the course is tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.

If you’re a healthcare provider—or you know one—would you be willing to help me out by following this link and answering a couple of questions? It should take less than 5 minutes.

When you respond, I’ll send a link to my new tip sheet, “Eating Practices that Energize and Promote Mental Clarity”.

I’ll see you in February!

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