Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Relationship with Food...

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.  ~Fran Lebowitz

I am a foodie. 

I love food. 

I love to cook, bake, combine new flavors.

I love to entertain, wine and dine...devour...

I have enough cookbooks to open my own cookbook store. 

I even have a slightly neglected food blog here that I haven't posted on for a while now (and probably won't again until I figure out what my issues are with food.)

The only show I watch regularly is the Biggest Loser....and while I watch, I eat food that would have Bob and Gillian cringing in horror.
Food is HUGE in my life.

Earlier this week I started the HCG Diet...For more about this you can check out my journal here or the HCG website here.  

Consequently, I am now thinking about food more than ever.  Realization about the role that food plays in my life is magnified....and it is causing me great conflict!

Some of my thoughts over the past few days....
  • When I think of getting together with my girlfriends....what fabulous dish can I share?
  • When I think of going on a date with my husband...where should we go for dinner?
  • When I think of my next work assignment in S. Carolina....what wonderful cuisine can I try there?
  • When I ponder a cozy weekend at home...I think comfort food.
  • How will I maintain this weight loss?
  • Will I ever be able to have a cupcake again?   Wine & Cheese?  A date at Tulalip Bay or Palisades?
MODERATION!  I tell myself...but then I wonder if I can tolerate that. 

PORTION CONTROL!  I am practicing this now.

Somehow I must find a balance.  But I don't have the complete answer yet.  

I have a goal to get myself off of my high blood pressure pills.   I don't have a firm goal for weight loss.   It is happening though.  Slowly.

***Photo above is from Sonia Studio


kitkat said...

wow woman! dnt u think u'r thinkin of food way too much?lol
lol@ watchin the biggest looser while chucking down food :p
as lng as u eat healthy, thats fine i guess :)

Jenn McGowan said...

Thinking about food doesn't have to be a bad thing. Try challenging yourself; think about ways to make the foods you love as healthy as possible while still maintaining their flavor.

Eric Bowen said...

Hi "Self-Care Girl"
Thanks for your note on my blog. You mentioned wanting to read more about Wisdom of Our Mothers. Let me tie that to your "food" post. One of the chapters is called "Through the Stomach," about how a mother communicated love through the ways she served food. More info at Amazon and the Familia Books websites. (You can Google it, I don't post links 'cause I don't want to get accused of spamming.)