I don't think that my habits have changed too much either, except for eating 99% of my meals at home instead of just 90%. Living in a central section of a big city had had considerable influence as well. During lockdown, my trips to buy food were my one and only outing so they probably became even more precious. I still remember the early trips to Monoprix where we would act like opposing magnets whenever encountering anybody in the same aisle. It was proabably a bit stupid, but we'll never knwo. Keeping away from other people was definitely a survival skill.
Once the pandemic is over, and I’ve had a chance to get back to Paris, I would love to be able to order food delivery from a grocery store. I don’t mind stopping by a shop or market every day or so to pick up a few fresh items, but to be able to order in staples, bottles of fizzy water and wine, plus canned goods, would be such a luxury. It’s not easy for me to haul too many of these at a time, down the street and then up four flights of stairs. The last I checked, it appeared to me I’d need a French credit card, which I cannot obtain as a non-resident. At home, as well as here in Arizona, I’m back to shopping in person because I have access to a car, but it’s nice to have the delivery option for those days when I’m not feeling well or my knees refuse to cooperate.
I don't drink alcohol so that's not changed. I Spain we rarely eat out as neither of us are particularly attracted to their meals but when we are staying the night somewhere else we'll go out but and before as now, we more go out to eat breakfast than anything else. In Germany it'd again be breakfast and sometimes a lunch we'd go out for but the frequency hasn't changed up or down either. In Bosnia when we first arrived we went out every week to a new restaurant for dinner, just to see how they are. Now we know, we are a lot more selective and just try any new ones that start up.
At home we still eat the same, nothing more or less of anything than previously and even though there have been restrictions, I still get the same exercise as before, which increases a lot now in Spain as I always end up with a lot to do - but - I needed to drop some weight and being by myself is the ideal opportunity. When Mrs M was here (in Spain) for a couple of weeks we made our own meals, one daughter has been here a long time and we do the same mostly anyway. In seven weeks I've dropped ten kilos, which is good. I'll keep this up for another month or more and see how it goes until I get back to Bosnia and reappraise. I don't have a target, just what goes, goes.
I don't think I have changed anything. Still go to the supermarket every week and to the market once a week, plus the bakery -- my usual shopping in other words. I have never ordered food to be delivered. I haven't changed weight much in years either -- I stay within a couple of kilos.
My husband hates eating in restaurants so we rarely go out, but do have people for meals at home or else get invited to someone's house. Less now that we have moved and still don't know as many people, but we see our kids and grandchildren more often because they are much closer.
Since I've been convalescent, not much has changed - I've been out for a 'real' as opposed to a stovetop espresso and one to a restaurant with friends. Had friends over but we ate a Sino-Vietnamese bbq duck from a nearby market - all I prepared was rice and a salad.
Don't worry; my walking has much improved - I just hope the 4th wave doesn't interfere with my outpatient physiotherapy.
Mark, congratulations on dropping 10 kilos! That's quite a bit.
I could most certainly loose 10 kilos, but do not have the necessary self discipline now. My weight has gone up in steps, first when I gave up smoking, then when I retired, but more seriously after my wife died and I did not have to worry about her any more.
I have a regular shopping routine, a neighbour takes me to my favourite supermarket on Tuesdays, and I have a carer for 2 hours on a Friday when the first job is a supermarket trip and then she makes me coffee and we chat. I should say that the carer was originally taken on to bathe my wife, but after she pegged out we drifted, via housework, into the current system. keeps me stocked up. For odds and sods I can always catch a local bus into town.
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I've just done the first diet of my life. My girlfriend and her sister made mention that I was getting a bit of a "beer belly" and a quick look in the mirror confirmed it. So I did what had to be done and have dropped 9 kilos which puts me at the least I've weighed in this century. Feels great other than the constant gnawing hunger. I ate more or less the same stuff as before, just smaller portions to match my relative housebound inactivity due to the plague. I ate tons of decadently rich food while I was in San Francisco but walking up and down the hills each day meant I only gained a kilo back in spite of my glorious gluttony.
things are a bit different form last time i posted here, now - currently school is at normal hours including lunch (hope it stays that way) so no need to cook in the evening for agnes, though sometimes i do because i get no warm lunch at my current job (but then, you don't actually need warm food every day, anyway) ... and with my current work hours, a quick stop by the store before picking up agnes is difficult, but when i take her along for shopping she waits outside half of the time, anyway ... of course, restaurant meals outside have been possible for a long time, now, and now we could even go inside - and we do that or get take-away once or twice a week currently ... i don't think our eating and shopping habits would be too different if covid never happened - they are currently more influenced by work and school (and being too tired for cooking after work and afternoon activities) ... the one thing that could have a bigger influence would be if schools close again - we might move back to my mom's, then, and there of course we adapt to what she eats, which in general is a lot healthier than my eating habits, anyway ...