Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Getting Back On Track

I'm finally getting back on track, albeit very, very slowly.  There are some things that I have changed about my health/eating/creative life, which have gone back to my bad ways, but I am starting to get my focus back to where it needs to be and this time (even though I've said it before) I am taking things slow and really thinking about my decisions.  I am really, really going to try not to beat myself up for not following through.  I am going to really work at being positive about these changes that I want to make and I think just changing my attitude is going to be a huge help.

Along with changing my eating, there are a lot of other changes that I have been working on.  Some have really worked out well, and some not so well.  I was going to try to sew an hour a day this week, making clothes for the kids.  That pretty much didn't happen.  What I have done with regards to sewing for the kids is start working on their room darkening shades.  I still have quite a bit to do for them, but at least I got started.  Right now, as much as sewing clothes would be a benefit, I really need to focus on the shades.  I could buy them, but where's the fun in that.

I have decided that I really love cooking, I just hate the cleaning up part.  I think the cleaning up  (not to mention the addiction I have to eating out and eating crap) is what makes me not want to cook.  I am absolutely loving blogs.  I think I have a slight addiction to reading blogs, I just don't have enough time to really read all the ones that I want to.  I love that there are so many resources out there to help me find recipes that I really want to try.  I love that, even though I love to buy cookbooks, I don't have to.  I love that when I need to find a new and healthy recipe, I can just type in a search and I can find what I am looking for.

Along with reading cooking and craft blogs, I love finding natural health blogs.  Aromatherapy and natural cleaning solutions are a couple of the areas that I have an interest in.  I have to say though, my diet blogs are usually blogs that fall into the category of natural health because they are usually blogs that are vegetarian/vegan or deal with health and allergies, not just food blogs in general, or at least I look for healthy food options within my ideal diet on a lot of the blogs that I read (though I do admit to coveting a ton of non-healthy recipes that I don't make but would love to!).

Tonight I made broccoli rabe with white beans, carrots, and onions in a garlic walnut oil sauce and I ate it with brown rice.  OMG, was it awesome.  I love broccoli rabe anyway, but this was just a way to eat it with some protein and some other veggies and have it be just a little different.  I used this recipe,, but I didn't add the bread crumbs or the parmesan cheese, which probably would have made it even better. 

I am making a promise to myself now.  I will not ever give up.  the goals may change, but shouldn't they be fluid anyway?

1 comment:

  1. Such an inspirational post Amy!! I love to hear you like this :)

    Can't wait to hear more about your sewing projects! I'm really only a slightly advanced beginner myself and I never seem to make the time to get those projects accomplished. Poor Bear's doll sling has been on the back burner for over a month now. Oh well.

    As for fiddleheads- I don't know how to harvest them and I actually think my woods don't have them, but I am sooooo thankful we have a friends who meets both those deficiencies of mine!! They taste earthy and salad like and I feel like a part of the woods when I eat them :)