When time is running out
Today I sorted through, organized and contemplated my several piles of clothes, amongst other things. These were unexpected yet very welcome distractions.
I now have 45 mins left on the clock before the day is done. I still need to write this blog, do some sewing and draw something. Then I can watch some Downton Abbey while I eat some Coconut Bliss before brushing my teeth and heading to bed. Hopefully by 2am.
I am finally on the last season of Downton Abbey, and I have been devouring it. I avoided it for the longest time, for no good reason. I absolutely love the dialogue and character nuances, the beauty of the costumes and the attention to detail in everything. I can see why it won so many awards. Bravo!
Several months ago I started working with a dietician. My intention was to help create routine, healthy habits, and to make things easier for me when it comes to food and needing to feed myself. I am a decent cook, a better baker, and know little about academic chemistry. I sometimes believe I was a chemist in a past life, as I understand most things in this realm intuitively. I also cooked and baked a lot with my Nan as a kid, so that could be it too ;)
Anyways, I have learned some specific things that are important for me. 1) I have to eat some form of protein with every meal, I've noticed that when I don't I just don't feel as satisfied. 2) I also need to eat a helluva LOT of fresh greenery, like WAY more than I did before, and I thought I ate a lot of greens before. 3) Eating within the first hour of waking up makes for a much better day ahead. 4) Eat every 3-4 hours, meal or snack. 5) Almond milk for the win! I already drank almond milk but not nearly as much as I do now. 6) When I eat properly I have ZERO cravings for sugar, and zero cravings at night. 7) I sleep better. 8) Exercising is easier, and I feel more compelled to do it. Amazing!
I did not expect to lose weight, or at least that was not my intention. So it was an added bonus when I lost a solid 10 pounds over the course of a few months, simply by eating properly. I feel amazing, my clothes are looser and my belly is flatter. In my heart of hearts I know I have 10 more pounds that I can afford to lose, but first I need to get back on track with my nutrition plan, so I know my body is receiving what it needs.
Enough about food, I'm not a food blogger. The point being... as much as I don't enjoy picking up groceries, prepping or cooking food, and cleaning up afterwards, I am getting back on the bandwagon. I still eat decent, especially compared to before, but not great. My body truly is a temple, and as much as I have no problem allowing some Coconut Bliss, or 50% less salt chips, it really creeps back easily. The day after tomorrow is a new month, and I commit to start practicing my nutrition plan again.
If you have a favourite gluten free recipe you think I might like, please share it (or post a link) below. Yes, I am celiac.