Interesting title, eh? Well, I awakened in a panic, panting, and thrilled to realize it was just a dream. I won't bore you with details, but I had a crazy, super-powered vertical leap and had to save the family from zombie robots. Now to better topics.
I lost another pound this week, and it seems my rate of loss has slowed. I have an idea on one of the reasons; stress. Stress occasionally makes me eat mindlessly, but this time it hasn't. It made me reach for comfort food in general. Hey, I see not overindulging as a huge plus. I know why I reached for those foods, I just need to make sure that they are the healthier versions of my favorite go-to dishes. Between playing with recipes online (thanks Happy Herbivore and Tess Challis), I have been tweaking goodies from cookbooks past and present.
Oh, the cookbooks! I made a trip to the main Charleston County library and went a little crazy in the cooking session. I checked out some oldies but goodies. Linda Mccartney's Home Cooking,The Real Food Daily Cookbook: Really Fresh, Really Good, Really Vegetarian, and two from Dr. Neal Barnard, Foods That Fight Pain: Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief and Turn Off the Fat Genes: The Revolutionary Guide to Losing Weight. I'd originally stopped by for Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set), but it was already checked out. I should have requested it. Anyway, I've already blown through Linda's and have to pick up a few more ingredients for Real Food Daily before I can go nuts there.
Oh, if you want to check out recipes before I post here, check out my Examiner column or Facebook Examiner page. I have quite a few articles, recipes, and photos to post there.
The reason I'm working through Banard's books? The insane amount of pain I have to work through a couple times a month. If I can successfully manage the pain without the drugs that make me loopy, I can eventually heal. Hopefully naturally. Right now the pain has spread to my neck, and that terrifies me. When I don't hurt, I want to cook, move, and do all the things I need to do in order to improve my health. But when I'm in the middle of a major flare up, just leave me in the dark corner, please.
Wow, I just realized that it's 1 am. This Wahm is sleepy once more, so I think I'm going to call it a night. Nite, all.
Thank you fallen soldiers and their families for your sacrifice. I don;t think my appreciation for you all is deep enough at times, but it is deep.