My healing hiatus has ended and I am back in the full swing of things. One conundrum I experienced was what to do about the direction of this blog. I have been flirting with the idea of making it into a piece about my greatest love (other than the puppies and kitties); food.
I am a walking contradiction since I am a foodie who also is on the quest to lose weight. This is both a blessing and a curse. I love eating healthy and healthful foods. Broccoli, just can’t get enough. Sweet potatoes, bring ‘em on and keep them plain. Seafood, to the gills. Now if this were my diet I would be fine, but then again I adore hamburgers (never fast food ones), Pad Thai (and pretty much anything Thai), Burritos (with lots of cheese and guacamole) and Cocktails.
But I can do it since I have the tools, support and knowledge to make great food that is healthy for me and feeds my body, as well as my soul.
First step, use what I have. I believe being grateful for what I have now will only bring me more to be grateful for in the future. I am truly thankful for my full freezer, fridge and small, but concise pantry. Now I just need to make something.
To keep me from biting more donuts and tater tots, I bit the bullet and went back to Weight Watcher meetings. It was the hardest thing I have done in a while since I am very embarrassed about how bad I got trying to eat away my relationship and then breakup pain. But I did it. And now I am on the road to a healthier life.
I got a bunch of cookbooks from the library yesterday, mainly South Beach books. I don’t completely agree with this entire philosophy, but I don’t agree with WW either. Both are proud sponsors of faux foods and I just can’t do that. No fake sugars or fats or other nefarious things disguised as healthy foods. Yet, they do have some recipes that caught my eye so I am doing the South Beach thing by way of recipes.
So two days down and a quite a few to go, but so far I feel pretty good. One of my favorites … turkey breast with teriyaki and steamed broccoli – so yummy and easy, perfect for an evening after working all day.