Monday, August 12, 2013
I was talking to my husband this morning and realized how obsessive I am about healthy eating.
He was saying how cherries are really good for us, as are ginger and green tea. I was adding all three to our lunch bags this morning. Cherries, and green iced tea that I brew infused with slices of fresh ginger. I replied, "Oh, yes. And a lot better than Entenmann's". (Entenmann's is a bakery chain that sells cakes in Long Island supermarkets.)
I then said, "There's a shelf near a woman's cubicle at work that has a constant supply of Entenmann's. I call it the "Carbohydrate Distraction Shelf". Occasionally a big jar of Skippy's peanut butter appears, along with national brand graham crackers. Both have hydrogenated oil and high fructose syrup. On top of that, the jar remains open all day long with a plastic knife stuck in it. Germ-omatic. Yuck."
Yes, I am a tad obsessive. And I am grateful that I have my husband on board with healthy eating. But I have determined to stop spending so much time cooking. I have a new friend. Her name is Amy. Amy's Frozen Meals. I need to shift my focus to other things. I practically live in my kitchen, chained to the slow cooker and the pressure cooker. I guess it's become my creative outlet. But I have a half-finished painting in the basement waiting for me to PUT DOWN THAT BLASTED WOODEN SPOON and attend to me!
Also, I want to spend more time with SparkPeople. I jump on here and there, but need to go on every day and get more involved.
Thank you, Iron Bess, for your comment with tips on my last blog. Great time savers! I have a calendar book that I use intermittently. It has an apple green leather cover, and I love it. I have to use it more fully than I do, especially to pencil in time for me and plan things to "have some fun for a change."