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I feel like I am making way more progress figuring out foods I do not like (when I had originally thought I did) than foods I actually do like. It is frustrating. Not only did I realize this past week that my “beloved” Starbuck’s pumpkin scones were too sweet for me, but I am not in to their pumpkin spice latte like I thought I was. I have had 2 this season and neither time did I love them (I tried today for the second time because I didn’t believe my first reaction – ha).

It’s not like I am not realizing what foods I enjoy at all. Just not at the same level as the ones my body is rejecting. I am also having an internal tantrum because I’m losing the excitement for food. Am I supposed to find something nonfood to become excited by? Am I supposed to not look for a “high” in things like that? Is it not healthy? Or will I someday get excited by food again – once I figure out a variety my body truly enjoys??

I am also getting the nagging feeling that I am going to have to become a cook in this process. I am not talented in this area in the slightest. I don’t know how to naturally combine foods to make them good. I have to look up what spices/herbs to use on what. And I am really bad at cooking more than 2 things at once. I don’t plan well.

So do I just force myself to cook more? Does it become more natural and less painful the more I practice? And why is this post full of ????? Ugh – sorry.

I think this post is coming off a bit grumpy-sounding. Sorry about that. I am actually not feeling as pissy as I may be sounding. Just trying to work these things out for myself.


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And So It Goes

I weighed in at 189.5 pounds this morning. At 5′ 3 1/2″, that is not a healthy number to see.

Moving on…

So far so good with the goals I set out for myself the other day. And I just ordered a used version of Eat Fresh, Stay Healthy from Amazon. I got the link from a comment over at Pasta Queen‘s blog. I am so not a cook. I recently quit my day job and have been a SAHM (Stay At Home Mother) to my almost 2 year old, minus a Saturday group of clients. So I have been dabbling in cooking more than my usual – but nothing impressive.

I’d like to get more impressive. And I’d like to try more veggies and fruits. We eat stuff like spinach, mushrooms, apples, strawberries, cherries, grapes, and the like. But there are plenty of fruits and veggies that I am clueless about. This book, from what I’ve read, gives a run down on several – how to tell they are ripe, their nutritional stats, how to prepare…

I would also like to figure out how to up my fruits and veggies without killing my wallet. It’s been said that the more you cook from scratch, the less you spend on food. I just find the cooking from scratch thing a bit overwhelming – at least when I think about doing it on a daily basis.

I probably would have not been the best frontier woman.

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