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this is so uncomfortable!!!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

I wonder why there is such a term as comfort foods.
Why do we turn to food for comfort?
Shouldnt we turn to our loved ones? best friends? spirituality?
I am not a religious person, but I guess I follow some sort of thought of finding inner peace and putting out good to others around me.
Well, anyway, what is it with comfort foods and why do we allow ourselves a pass in colder weather?
Why is it considered comforting to eat breads and thick heavy soups just because we are cold.
Lonely in the winter, unable to get out and do what we might in spring or summer, so we sit indoors and cook heavy foods that add to our misery in the long run.
I am speaking as I have lived, because since Thanksgiving season began, I have cooked many comfort type dishes. Mostly I have been on a peach cobbler kick.
I guess I have made 5 since October.
Now, I make them in a medium iron skillet, which yields about 4 to 6 small servings.
I have been sending a serving over to Honey's dad who has been sick.
But still......

I am going to try some new recipes this week.
I am going shopping, if my coughing subsides long enough for me to venture out today.
I am going to try blackened tilapia and salmon.
I am going to make a veggie laden turkey chili.
So, if anyone wants to add any "non-comfort" recipes for me to try I will see what I can do.
Limited budget keep in mind.
I am done with desserts, going back to greek yogurt and cottage cheese peaches, no more cobblers!!!
I feel awful admitting the horrible way I have been eating, embarrassed and ashamed, but free now, to admit it.
I havent had bread in a few days.
I am starting back slow, lowering my carb intake and getting more veggies.
I am going to make a chicken soup with tons of veggies and make it stretch a few meals.
NO MORE BREADS, THICK SOUPS, OOEY GOOEY DESSERTS!!!
I know I have made many mistakes diet wise in the last few months.
But with this new year I have chosen to be more forthcoming in my ownership of my mistakes.
I am going to track more and be accountable.
Hopefully with each passing day I will have fewer mess-ups to admit to and will be back into a healthier routine.
I hate goal setting when it comes to losing pounds.
But I have set a very small one for this month and I wont share the number as I will be constantly feeling like I am letting everyone and myself down.
But here goes.
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  • GORDON66
    Thick soups are wonderful, and they also can be very healthful. Barley gives soup such a nice texture. Dried beans are good too, and they're cheap. I also add brown rice to a bean soup for a complete protein. I love veggie chili too. Butternut squash adds sweetness to hot chili.

    Leslie

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    1757 days ago
  • OZARKMARY
    emoticon I've been there too again this year only my gall bladder is rejecting my menu. Onto better things for my/our health! emoticon
    1758 days ago
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    Take it one meal at a time...
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  • TECKELMA11
    Please don't beat yourself up! We're all human. Just try to eat healthy And allow yourself a moderate treat occasionally. Bread and an occasional dessert are not bad for you. There are no bad foods unless you are allergic.
    1758 days ago
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