So this is going to sound weird to a lot of you, but I am going to go for a full dietary makeover. Before I get lectured for setting my goals too high and whatnot, what I am planning on doing is shifting my diet more towards the traditional practices of a cuisine I absolutely love - Chinese. Old-school chinese cooking is some of the healthiest and most inexpensive whole-foods cuisine styles on the planet. Cooking will take a little longer than usual with so much brown riceand whole foods products to be prepared, but honestly I think it will be worth it, especially given that the older cookbooks I own have naturally small portion sizes and all of the recipes I've tried are friggin delicious. I'll be documenting my experiences with the shift in my blog, but so far I've been really, really happy with it. I haven't made Congee for breakfast yet, mostly because I love making my Peach Pickup smoothies (inspired by something from a magazine I read that stuck for my breakfast habits) but taking my leftovers for lunch and making something new for dinner every night is fantastic. And in one of my older cookbooks the advice on breathing life into leftovers really helped me keep from getting bored. I am hoping to really change the way I eat. Wish me luck!