One of my family’s favorite things for me to “whip up” is rosemary bread, which we then eat with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And I’ve made it five times in the past two and a half weeks. Yeah.
I’m thinking it’s not such a great plan when I’m trying to lose weight. Towards that end, I did try something new this morning, Overnight Oats, the healthy-internet-site sensation. http://www.katheats.com/favorite-foods/overnightoats and http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/345
I made mine with 1/3 c Coach’s Oats, 1/3 c Greek yogurt, 1/3 c skim milk, lemon zest, vanilla & blueberries. I added strawberries in the morning before I ate it. The verdict is cold it was
blech not to my liking. After I heated it up in the micro, it was tasty.
I’ve been poking around healthy eating sites and trying to incorporate new, tasty stuff. So I was inspired to head to Whole Foods despite the fact I feel
like a puffy, dim-witted rhinoceros a little like an outsider there. I’m like a person newly arrived in a foreign country where I don’t speak the language. This general feeling of discomfort was not improved upon by the fact my pants were unbuttoned because I’ve put on too much weight and refuse to buy more clothes. I picked up some produce (I recognized a lot of that). I felt very at home, for some reason, in the wine department. I took a fabulous picture there and for some reason it didn’t save on my camera. Cosmic message? Some novel things (to me) that I picked up: Chia seeds, maple pumpkin butter, whole wheat pastry flour, unsweetened almond milk. For snack this afternoon I put 1 tb. of pumpkin butter in 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with some cinnamon. Wow.
Rosemary bread aside — and I mean way aside. I just put the breadmaker in the garage — today I started tracking all my food. And my friend Dina sent me some wisdom she read in O Magazine:
“Weight is the result of how we deal with stress, navigate change, and make time to take care of ourselves. Weight loss is not about what you put on your plate. It’s about how you live your life.”