My Love Affair With Food

I could stand to lose a few pounds….ok, more like 60 pounds. I have a very strong love for food. Everything and anything….I have always enjoyed cooking and baking and am really, really good at it. In my younger years I could graze all day and eat full course meals and never put a pound on, now I just look at food and BAM! Some would say I eat to cope with certain emotions, or stress. I don’t know if I agree with that….maybe occasionally but overall I just LOVE food. Taste, texture, trying new things, different ethnic foods, comfort foods, ALL OF IT.

My father was a farmer’s son and as some of you may or may not realize, it’s no joke when there is a spread at every meal. My mother continued the tradition of large meals. We may have not had a lot but we always had a meal on the table…I even challenge myself now to continually cut my grocery bill and to be creative for a family of 5, not so much out of necessity but out of-where can I save $$? I find it fun and like I said, a challenge-but that is for another time. I cook a lot from scratch, which is good if you are going about it the right way! 🙂 And of course I fail to do it the healthy way….there is always a fruit and veggie but generally the veggie is made with butter and includes some bacon, or generally just anything to make it not taste like a boring. old vegetable. Cheese…OMG CHEESE! Need I say more? And who are we kidding? It’s expensive to eat healthy!

Here’s the problem, I can no longer eat this way without feeling like crud, my knees are starting to ache and I have absolutely no energy at the end of the day. I don’t sleep good at night, for lack of actual exercise, and my cholesterol is out of control!

This is going to be a tough, tough one for me…but it needs to be done! Weight loss! Next week I will begin this journey and hope to keep you updated on the ups and downs.Wish me luck, and anyone that wants to join me, please do. I always find doing tough things are so much easier if you aren’t alone! And I would love to hear from you.

What’s completely ironic about this is that I am typing this as well as drinking a cup of coffee with the greatest peppermint creamer ever made and eating a cosmic brownie.  Told you it was gonna suck!

 

Love to All-Kim

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