Keeping up the temple

I readily admit that I am just as concerned about my outward appearance as any other red blooded woman. However, the older I get the more I realize that the right foundation, bronzer, shampoo or Spanx will only get you so far for so long, without a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen.  I’m very consistent when it comes to exercise, but a little less so when it comes to my diet. 

Lately I’ve been working on planning my meals for the week ahead of time. The hardest part of that process for me is getting to the grocery store. Two things we here at Of The Comely hate, are laundry and going to the grocery store. Why? Maybe it’s because you have to leave the comfort of your home, drive to the grocery store, fight for a parking space, shake somebody down for a cart, use everything you learned in Geometry to get said cart through the aisles without dismembering any small children or the elderly, to pick through heaps of mushed, felt up fruits and veggies. Then you have to wait in line behind the person who wants to argue with the cashier as to why he/she/they should be able to use the ten cent coupon they clipped from Parade because the brand wasn’t specified and there is no expiration date.  After which you push your goods out to your vehicle which is now completely surrounded by an assortment of carts, move those carts of of the way, put your groceries in your vehicle, use the carts to make a halo around the vehicle next to you and drive home. But wait there’s more. You still have to unload the groceries, put them away and no you’re not finished yet, you have to stand over a hot stove and cook them. But I’ve digressed.

  If the stars align, I make it to the grocery store during the weekend, and I start the week off with my refrigerator stocked like it is in the picture above.

                   Then on Sunday night I whip up a main dish and a salad that will last me at least two
                   days and then wash, rinse and repeat on Wednesday.

Tofu, onions, garlic & Tikka Masala simmer sauce

                            I started this week off with tofu and brown rice,

I read somewhere that glass containers were better than plastic for microwaving so I’ve been using glass dishes ever since

                                          with a Kale salad.

Kale, blueberries, oranges & ginger


I used some of the left over Kale when I was finished to make a nice smoothie.

What say you guys? Do you plan your meals in advance?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stardate :12110.22


  1. *°+*°* vé *°*+°*
    October 23, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    gnam gnam I'm hungry now ^^kiss and have an happy dayvendynew outfit post

  2. Rhonda (nailsbeautiqued)
    October 23, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    You are inspiring me to plan my meals. All your dishes look delicious!

  3. Of the comely
    October 24, 2012 / 5:56 am

    @simplelifeve:You are too funny

  4. Of the comely
    October 24, 2012 / 5:57 am

    @Rhonda:I'm so glad to hear that. Thank you very much!

  5. Of the comely
    October 24, 2012 / 5:58 am

    @Men Trend:I'm glad you guys liked it. Stop by any time.

  6. Metajojuana Nyt
    October 24, 2012 / 6:28 am

    Thats some healthy diet! I agree with you! When it comes to food I forget the fact that I'm supposed to be conscious of what I eat! I'm forever seen binging on junk food by my friends and I often tewnd to fall ill often! I'm definitely going to follow your diet regime! Thanks for the inspiration!Love,NytfromBIG hair LOUD mouthBIG hair LOUD mouth Bloglovin BIG hair LOUD mouth Facebook

  7. Lisa - respect the shoes
    October 24, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    I wish I could plan meals in advance but I don't have the patience, wherewithall. I am just lucky I get food shopping done at all – though granted I like food shopping! ;o)

  8. Kimberly
    October 24, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    I love TOFU, and I started eating it without even knowing because my sister was making it and not telling my family what it was (lol). I want to get my boyfriend on it, but he is totally shunnig it, howweeevveeerrr he loves pasta — so I can probably give it to him without mentioning it until afterwards. Thanks for the recipe, excited to incorporate some of the things that you mentioned!KimberlyKIMBERLYLUXE.COM

  9. Of the comely
    October 25, 2012 / 12:48 am

    @Nyt:You are welcome 🙂

  10. Of the comely
    October 25, 2012 / 12:50 am

    @Lisa:I don't think I'll ever love it, but maybe you can help me to not hate it.

  11. Of the comely
    October 25, 2012 / 12:52 am

    @Kimberly:Hello. Me too. That sounds like a great idea. I bet you he won't even notice. I'm glad you liked it. Let me know if you try it.

  12. simplychic
    October 25, 2012 / 1:44 am

    you are so right. what you put into your body is soooooooo important! i may have to try the kale smoothie.

  13. pVI
    October 25, 2012 / 4:07 am

    You are hilarious, girl! Your trips to the grocery story sound EPIC! But the menu looks great and so do you. :o)

  14. Of the comely
    October 26, 2012 / 12:39 am

    @ simply chic:Let me know if you try it.

  15. Of the comely
    October 26, 2012 / 12:39 am

    @pVI:Thank you:)

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