Seriously. Should I re-title my blog? Because that’s all it seems like I blog about these days. Dogs and food. Why yes, Dr. Berkeley, I am involved with my food. Why, you might even say I am obsessed with food. Oh, darn it. I was going to leave that article alone. But I just couldn’t. I don’t agree with a lot of what she says.* Our American abundance of food is typical of an affluent society. The last twenty years in America is certainly not the first time in history that a society has had an excess of food and was obsessed with the enjoyment of decadent preparations of said food. And we are not innocent victims who have been seduced. Our society is consumer-driven. Those evil industrialists are just giving us consumers exactly what we want. But I’ve had this same argument with others in the blog world. I’m just like a dog on a bone. Speaking of which, and changing the topic rapidly to something much more pleasant, here’s the view from my chair this afternoon as I enjoyed a cup of coffee and tried to read a couple of new books that I got.
As soon as I got up, the two culprits claimed their ‘rightful’ place.
When I move to the sewing machine, Sophie is so pleased that I stash their doggie beds under the table where I sew.
The other night I made up a big pan of carmelized onions a la Lori, and froze most of them, but added a few of the onions to some sauteed veggies that I topped a nice piece of pre-cooked chicken with. Yummy. Healthy.
Yesterday I hit up the thrift store for their end of the month half-price sale. Man, I love that store. I bought this tee shirt for a dollar just because I loved what it said. That seems to be something I need to hear these days. I decided to hang it up in my room instead of folding it and putting it away.
Today’s lunch was super-sensational. I saw some cantaloupes at the store this morning. I am very suspicious of fruits that come out earlier than usual. But these looked like they just might actually be ripe. Wowza! Cantaloupe, cherries, cottage cheese, and walnuts. Yummy. And healthy.
I stayed on track all day today with my food choices, and after a really great salad for dinner, decided to treat myself with a healthy dessert. I made that clafouti, dessert style, with a combination of fresh pineapple and pears. Quite tasty. Oh, and healthy.
Here’s how I really ate it.
Just so you know. My eating is quite uneven these days. A day like today is followed by a day that is not my norm. Where I say, who cares? What’s the difference? And I eat whatever I feel like. All quite tasty. Not so healthy. And like the shirt says, I am doing something. Haven’t gone back to the gym, but I am pretty pleased that I have filled the gap with some intensive walks. I only need 36,000 more points to win the Bronze Award on the President’s Fitness Challenge LOL. And, today, for about the first time since my dad died, I did some serious de-cluttering. And I was rewarded with finding my buttons!! Did I tell you how crazed I was that I had lost my baggie of buttons?
Over and out. I’m hoping for some sun tomorrow so Noah and I can get in a good long walk.
*Oh, I almost forgot. I did want to say that I agree with a lot of what Dr. Berkeley says. I do think that a key to successful weight loss maintenance is choosing to eat a diet of primarily healthy, whole foods. In reasonable amounts.