The Binge Hangover
I over-did it last night. I knowingly chose reallybad food options and munched my way through the night. I would up with insomnia didn't get to sleep until 5am. I woke up to the kids at 8:15. My digestive tract is a mess. It's like a binge hango... Read more
Chosing the Healthy Life
Lately I've been struggling with choosing the healthy life. I seem to be constantly obsessed about food and calories. I'll eat really low calorie meals so that I can binge in the evenings on crap like cake mix. I've lost my center. I've lost my ... Read more
Regaining My Center
Have you ever moved to a new city? After all the excitement of the move and the general running around and getting settled in is finished, you enter into a sort of limbo-- neither belonging nor visiting. You live there, but you've yet to develop... Read more
Weight Maintenance Issues and Bingeing
Maintaining my goal weight is by far one of my biggest current weight related issues. It is far more difficult than losing the weight in the first place. I know how to restrict my diet and I know how to binge. What I can't seem to figure out is ... Read more
Take time, slow down
I don't know at what point in my life I learned this, but I eat quickly. Like really quickly. I can be done a standard spaghetti dinner including seconds in less than ten minutes. It's like I'm worried about not getting enough food, that I won't... Read more
The Saturday Evening Challenge
It's 6:10 on Saturday evening. I've just finished a delicious taco salad for dinner. What lays ahead may well be the biggest challenge of my week.
I've gotten into this unhealthy habit where Saturday night is binge night. I'm sorry to say ... Read more
One Life, One Shot to Make It Count
I was reminded once again of how life is fleeting.
Yesterday evening a friend of mine went to a funeral. The funeral was for a man in his mid-30s. Just the week before he died in a car accident, he'd been discussing with some of the people ... Read more
Lost the weight, still working on the mind
I just realized that the title of this post suggests I'm working on losing my mind. That wasn't really the intention, although some days it feels close to the truth. What this post is really about is life post weight loss. I'm finally t the poin... Read more
The First Day Of Spring
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is entirely another." - Henry Van Dyke
Yesterday was the first day of Spring. The sun shone and it was a balmy 6 degrees celsius outside after work. Still too chilly for no jac... Read more
Simple Asparagus Soup
I love soup, and as spring is just around the bend, I'm making sure I take advantage of the last cool days before summer hits. I love asparagus and often put it into egg strata and such things, but as a single person, the bunches they come in of... Read more
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips
If you're looking for a sweet treat that's refreshing and decadent all at the same time, look no further! I recently acquired a manual food processor and took it for a spin with this recipe. It holds 3-cups, and is a delightful size for someone ... Read more
Naturally Thin? Think Again.
I was in the gym this morning, doing some strength training. There's an acquaintance at the gym I often chat with, and it so happened that we were working out on the mats at the same time.
"Kathleen," I asked her, "Are you naturally thin, or d... Read more
Lime Peanut Coleslaw
I really enjoy coleslaw, but sometimes it can be a challenge finding a recipe that isn't laden with mayo and sugar. As such, when I was surfing my favourite food blogs and stumbled across Heidi Swanson's recipe for Lime Peanut Coleslaw, I was de... Read more
The Season for Soup-- Homemade Tomato
It's March, and rather than getting warmer, Edmonton is still sitting at a chilly -17. As such, it's soup season for me. I'm often cold, and desire a warm drink or meal. Warm meals can be a bit of a challenge because they often pack a caloric pu... Read more
Binging and my Spiritual Life
I've noticed that a binge when I'm bored. Usually that means I'm watching TV and shoving food in my mouth at the same time. I'm thinking I need to get rid of the ability to watch TV in my house, i.e. getting rid of internet.
That being said... Read more