Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Eating healthy? Check with your dishwasher!

My husband announced yesterday morning that we were on the last tablet of dishwasher soap. I clearly remember passing the dishwasher soap at the grocery store Saturday and knowing we didn't need any because I had just bought some 2 weeks ago.

I asked him how many times a week he's been running the dishwasher and he said 3 or 4. I was SHOCKED. Not just because I have an awesome husband who loads and runs and unloads the dishwasher but because it used to be once a week. Twice at most.

What does this have to do with eating healthy? Well the dishwasher is full to the brim of plastic containers and dishes every other day because we are packing our lunches and eating all of our dinners at home. It's amazing what a difference it makes. The water bill goes up but the scale goes down. It's a wonderful trade-off if you ask me!

Stay tuned for tomorrows 'How Much Has She Lost This Week' complete with a picture of something that equals my weight loss for the week.. I've been peeking at the scale and it's going to be a good one!


  1. That's an interesting observation - and spot on! Eating from your kitchen (even if you bring it to work) is so much healthier. That's great that you are doing this!

  2. Oh yeah - way worth the higher water bill. Good for you and staying on course. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good result.

  3. I never thought of that either. We generally run the dishwasher once a day, but if I am doing more veggies or soups or stuff like that, twice a day. It's exhausting!!

  4. HAHAHA!!! That is hilarious yet so true! Now that you mention it, I have noticed I've been running the dishwasher more then "usual" over the past year.

    WAHOO!!! I'm in the dishwasher user's club!

  5. Its really a funny but true observation. I keep it in my mind now and lets see how healthy my diet is.

  6. Hee hee. We have the same thing happen to use. I take about 4 little plastic containers to work. I try to reuse the ones with dry things in them, but I wash the grapes and oranges one after every use! :)

    - kilax