Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
get up and cook! a living the serenity prayer post
Ok, but first I will praise my alma mater ...Go BAMA! Alabama #1.!!!
Next, Life in my home or at least the tone right now is a little out of control or at least very tense, emotional, damaged, and filled with uneasy silences. There isn't much I can control but how I approach things, how I manage my food, and work to improve my body. So that being said, I am in 'uber manage my food' mode.
I do best with eating balanced and healthy and tasty food when I plan and really think about it. But food taste better from restaurants. Well, yeah. But it's gonna make you fatter. (those are the voices in my head).I'm usually a go with the flow girl and that is a recipe for disaster. I tend to given in when I listen to the voice that says "let's go get......".
So I try to be a 'home cook'. I'm not a cook or a foodie blogger that takes great snaps of my final product, that's for sure. But I can throw together a few simple things and somewhat follow a recipe. I knew that the 3 minute cookie recipe time that I wrote down that said microwave for 45 minutes was probably wrong. see. :/
Soups, roasted veggies , and chili are my speciality. I got up an hour before work and threw together a broccoli/ham/ cheddar frittata, a basic cornbread recipe to go with chili that I have, and a 3 minute oatmeal cookie from Carrots n Cake blog (it is essentially just oatmeal). Now I have chicken breasts going in the crockpot just with lemon and pepper to "roast".
It works for me. Now I can plan meals for the next few days. See, I do learn something from the internet. And it's keeping me less haphazard in meal selection.
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.