First of all, I want to thank you guys for the great comment and support on my last entry where I came clean about Compulsive Overeating!
I have so many thoughts and answers to the questions... which I will begin addressing.. well, probably some them in in this post! ... but first...
OMG.. my friend Gayle gifted me with a HUGE amount of greens from her garden. Kale and Chard... Oh yeah... Like enough to last me until I move to Boston!
I adore greens and they could not have come at a better time! I actually spent around $31 outside of my planned $100/month on beans the other day because I saw them over double in price overnight and that freaked me out... but with this amazing produce gift, I might still be able to meet my budget!
The other day I made Asian 5 Spiced Slaw... which turned out great...
- 4 cups green cabbage
- 2 cups red cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 red bell pepper (optional)
- 1 green pepper (optional)
- 1 bunch scallions
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Wasabi Ginger Dressing
- 1/4 teaspoon 5 spice powder
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- Soy Sauce, toastesd sesame oil and apple cider vinegar and Siracha to taste
- Shred cabbage, carrots and peppers, chop scallions and massage with salt until cabbage breaks down
- Put in colander for 30 minutes
- Toss with 1/2- 1 cup dressing, 5 spice and cilantro depending on your taste and add soy sauce, oil, vinegar and siracha to suit your taste..
One thing I'd like to address is that many of you mentioned that being overweight doesn't necessarily mean you are unhealthy.. and while I believe that is true..
For ME.. it's not. I am overweight because I binge on food that is not good for me.. most of the time that is wheat.. and even though it's generally homemeade breads... it is still NOT good for me.
I do it for emotional reasons... which is not healthy. No judgment on myself.... just a reality check!
I am not overweight because I eat coconut or olive oil or eat grains..
I am not approaching this with a diet at all... I am simply ready to begin living a lifestyle that will not allow me to be overweight.
I recognize I DO have to work harder than many... I lost my ovaries when I was 23 due to huge tumors... and have been in surgical menopause since then... and that DID change my metabolism... and I HAVE to work harder ... but I have also been at an ideal weight since then, so I know it is possible.
Thanks for reading and for all of the wonderful, supportive comments. I feel very fortunate to have so many wonderful people who take the time to cheer me on!