Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Rootie-Tootie, Fresh and Fruity
My eating habits have been atrocious lately. Coming home to a dark, cold, empty, lonely house, waking up to the same each morning hasn't really inspired me to do things like cook or go to the grocery store or eat. Which of course starts off a vicious cycle with more sadness and tiredness and, well it's all just a bit ridiculous.In addition, what I have been eating, hasn't been very healthy, a handful of pretzels and a cup of tea for dinner? No wonder I have felt like sh!t the last few weeks.
Last night I decided I had had enough of my self-induced whatever you would call it - stupidity? self-pity? (self-induced, self-pity lol)...anyway, so I went to the new Hy-Vee in Liberty and bought food. I also set some new goals for myself about food.
(2) Have fruit with every meal.
This is actually pretty hard for me. I don't know why, but I struggle with eating fruit. I buy it. I think about it, and then the fruit goes rotten. Similar situation happens with fresh veggies.
(3) Eat more veggies
At least twice a day
I probably should put some goals on there like - eat less sugar (oh sugar why are you so delicious), but I thing that if I fill my diet with good things, I won't eat as many bad things. And I know if I tell my self I can't have sugar, that is all I will want. That path leads to madness and sugar binges.
And after having taught Ecology of Food for several years, buying fruits and veggies this time of year is complicated by the guilt that I am buying food that has traveled across thousands of miles so I can buy blueberries out of season. I however, have decided to be totally selfish and put that guilt aside for now. This summer is when I can do something about that. Canning in my future?
Here are the fruits and veggies I bought at the grocery store.
Sugar Snap Peas
I think that is it. My goal is to eat all of this before it goes bad (especially that Korean Pear, it was a little spendy). Truthfully, it seems a daunting task.
Today - having blueberries and blackberries that I simmered, on my Eggo's for breakfast. Have made my turkey sandwich with Spinach and Carrot Chips.
So so far so good.