Don’t have any earthshaking blog topic in mind, just thought I should check in before 2 more days of work…
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I spend too much time reading and commenting on blogs. But then also I have realized how much I have learned and benefited from bloggers. One of the side effects is how some of the blogs are really thought provoking, and they challenge me to think a little differently than I would have, and also make me work on putting my thoughts into a concrete, understandable post or comment. Its always good to make the brain work.
Another thing I realized is how influenced I am by the food mentioned on blogs. Sometimes I am frustrated, because when someone mentions something really good they ate (like cake) I kind of obsess about that for a while. Fortunately, I usually don’t get the chance to act on it. So, in that vein, sorry ’bout the description of the apple dumpling the other day. But, also, I have been extraordinarily influenced by all the descriptions of good food, new combos, new recipes, etc. I am thinking often about Vickie’s comment on another blog about ‘eating clean’ and its importance in maintenance. I think frequently about Lynn’s descriptions of, and her love for, her big salads. Lyn got me on this jag of baking and eating pumpkin custard practically every week. I also LOVE her combo of mac and cheese with the butternut squash mixed in. Amy Jo introduced me to the joys of applesauce and cottage cheese. Lori has intrigued me with South Beach type baked goods. And of course, there is the never ending supply of good recipes from Roni–of late, I have been enjoying her berry oatmeal cups and the flatbread pizzas and, O.M.G. the butternut squash fries are absolutely fantastic. She even did a great video about how to cut and peel the butternut squash which makes it a lot easier.
This morning Lynn asked about how you try to incorporate healthy food choices into your diet, especially omega 3’s. This was part of my answer to her.
Wow, all the commenters seem a lot more ‘techno-savvy’ about food than me. I was just going to say that I try to eat salmon more often, (and I really do eat it way more often than I used to) but sometimes I find it frustrating to fit in ALL the ‘important’ nutritious foods that are recommended for a healthy life into every single week. So I don’t really keep track, but I do have all that advice in mind, and I try to make most of my food choices with my health in mind. And even tho I take a ridiculous amount of supplements, I am of the opinion that it is WAY better to get any nutrition from food than from a pill.
I guess that is all for now. I really do appreciate my bloggy community. You make me laugh, which is an excellent thing. And you make me think, which I guess is a good thing-hehe. Have a good rest of the week. Have some pumpkin custard, and the world will look rosier more pumpkin colored(?) to you. What I mean to say is, THAT STUFF IS GOOD. You won’t miss cake so much!