Boy, I feel ya on the long commute, Mara. Mine's 45 min each way. Put that on top of a ten hour work day, or for some of you the exhaustion from chasing around little ones all day, and sometimes you just don't feel like doing much for dinner besides eat it. For me, I think it's just as much about saying " You know what? Someone else can get this. I've earned a break! " as it is about being hungry.
There's nothing wrong with saying "I'm going to hit the easy button tonight". I try to keep a few quickies around like frozen pizza or burger( or soy ) patties and Ore-Ida's, but I also pull the " Subway card " every couple of weeks.
For those moments when it isn't about the time saved but the taste, I pull out my secret weapon: homemade Big Mac sauce. No, it isn't low cal, but then I don't put it on with a caulk gun ( those of you who've worked at Mickey D's will know what I'm talking about LOL! ). McDonald's puts on about a 1/4 cup between 3 buns whereas I use about a tablespoon.
BTW, there are a ton of great copycat recipes out there that you can tweak to be lower cal, or at the very least you can give yourself a smaller portion.
Hello there, Mama Chelsy! Great job on your 10 lb loss!
Hi there Peachee! I have no doubt you will lay waste to the 240''s and never look back!