hi there, sounds like you are motivated and ready to go! What a way to start out! I like the idea you have of veggies ready to eat, since I too, am a grazer.
I just never knew it had a name until I read your post. I eat for no reason at all. Boredom, not hunger, and that's what gets me so angry with myself.
I have never gone to a meeting, but i have all the info and books at home,here.
The spicy bean soup sounds good. Would you mind sharing it here?
I'll have to check out my cookbook and see which ones I really liked and post them for you. I do believe there is a thread for recipes but i have never actually checked it out myself.
well, good luck, and may we all lose at this marathon!