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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I REALLY LOVE Summer Food!

I've been feeling a little guilty about that last post; it was written in a fit of passion brought on by my own self-pity. See, I've been working very hard at this whole weight loss thing but the results of all my hard work are SLOW in coming. I mean, I can see small differences in myself, but nothing major and I haven't magically shrunk out of ONE SINGLE item of clothing. My clothes are a little looser, but that just makes me feel like I'm wearing a tent whenever I get dressed and we all know how good THAT is for one's self-esteem.

However, when I ran into Anna at the gas station today she burst my little pity party bubble by telling me that I was looking so skinny she almost didn't recognize me. Thanks Anna! (You're my new best friend, by the way!)

Anyway, that major compliment freed up my mind to dwell on something other than my kids and my body and it, of course, settled on food. I've come to realize in the last few years that I have a very complex relationship with food. I'm definitely an emotional eater, but I'm talking about EVERY emotion. Any strong emotion will drive me to the cupboard looking for a treat or a snack. I'm also constantly HUNGRY. I think when I spent that month on my mission with very little food or money it broke that part of my brain that knows food will be available the next time I need it. Consequently, I want to eat ALL THE TIME and I eat WAY TOO MUCH.

This being said, summer is the BEST food time of the year for me because my current food plan allows me to eat as many fruits and vegetables as I want! Why is that good news? Because my favorite fruits and vegetables are: corn on the cob, garden peas, watermelon, cantalope, cucumbers and beans! Hooray! I could seriously live on these foods alone and be satisfied physically and emotionally! I can fulfill my almost constant need to eat without inducing one single bit of guilt. Ahhhhh.....

Someday I'll build a greenhouse in my backyard so I can have these things fresh year round. Until then, does anybody know how to bottle watermelon?


Rebecca said...

I don't "can" anything. I do, however, take hand-outs, so as soon as you're willing to share, let's get together, yeah yeah yeah!

Dutson House Happenings said...

I'm glad I'm your new best friend :)

You really do look great! I'm so glad I saw you today, it was fun talking with you!

And those foods you're listing off make me want to go eat!! They sound delicious. Makes me wonder why I don't buy them more often!

sues2u2 said...

I know exactly how you're feeling over the weight loss. I think to myself "you've lost this much so how come I'm the only one that sees it"?!

You can have all of my watermelon & Gene's too. *grin*

Pat said...

We told you on the 24th that you were looking really great and that WE could see the difference. I understand the "I can't see any difference" thing. But know the rest of us can and I wish I had one tenth your progress. Good for you!!

Love ya,

P.S. Sorry I don't know how to can watermelon - probably wouldn't taste as good anyway.