I'm my own happy therapy client I guess.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I shop every other day now for fresh greens. I am looking for a way to track my intake of the groups of fibrous, leafy starchy vegs, fruit, legumes, sea vegs and grains and make sure I am hitting my nutrient goals. So I am cutting up old therapy books and making new cards with calories and nutrition breakdowns for a single recipe for use in planning and shopping.
I made these cards years ago. Did I have a warped sense of humor or what?
I have a kid's heart and love Richard Scarry's busytown. My client marked up an old book so I salvaged my favorite photos for shopping reminders
Here is my new style, working on the details. Its from a book of sock puppet art.
This has been a tumultuous week wracked with swings into cravings and back again. I rode the arboretum trail with the dog tonight and had SO much energy. I want to let the new vegan foods prove their worth to my body and try to not engage on an emotional level thinking about my last nights crave eating. I blended up some "prophylactic" breakfast grains with currants and almond milk for a pre bed snack with what ever leftover for breakfast. The bike ride felt good, fueled with raw celery soup with tahini, sundried tomatoes and fresh spinach. I had the energy for the uphill ride with no weakness in my quads.
My cupboards are thinned of the prepared wheat laden snacks. I disconnected my stove and microwave while I remodel and reorganize my food preparation areas around fresh and raw. I have a container to organize my seeds and nuts. Pretty soon (need a resp mask) the dog will be barking at the noise of the sawzall as I put a doorway in a wall. The whole kitchen flows beautifully! Plus I like using my sawzall and watching the plaster fly!