No Chaos No Order

March 28, 2013

Conquering The Chaos Of My Food, One Meal At A Time: Breakfast

Filed under: health — fairyguts @ 10:41 pm
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I’ve gained even more weight since then! (2012-12-24)

I have gained so much weight since I got married. Food is a big challenge for me. I am an emotional eater and it doesn’t matter what emotion it is, I will eat to cope with it.  Multiple diets, tons of education, and heaps of self condemnation have not resolved this problem.  I know what to eat. In fact, I would say that with my scientific background, I know better than most people just exactly what happens in the body which explains why we should eat the way we should. But I don’t.

And as I have been toying with freezing meals and organizing my recipes  I have acknowledged that I am lazy. I am SO lazy!  It’s crazy! But … who cares!?  I am no longer going to make myself feel guilty for my laziness.  Just like I’ve been doing with my organizing projects, I am learning to observe how I eat – no judgment – and identify problems and fix them!

For example. I need to eat fruit. I like oranges. So, I buy a bag of oranges and put them in a pretty bowl on my counter. I like to look at them – they are pretty!  I don’t eat them. When I’m hungry, I go into the kitchen and look at the oranges and then make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  The oranges mold in the bowl. Oh, the guilt! “Why are you lazy? Why are you wasteful? Why are you weak?”  SCREW THAT!  I am not judging myself anymore, just finding solutions!

Before marriage and pregnancy (2012 -10-10)

Before marriage and pregnancy (2012 -10-10)

So, in finding solutions – one meal at a time – I discovered I like breakfast cookies!!  Mmm. And if I make a double batch, I can freeze enough cookies for two weeks worth!  I pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds, pour some milk, and grab a banana.  I eat that!

Here is my cookie recipie:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c rolled oats
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 1/2 T flax meal
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add wet ingredients; mix well. Gently fold chocolate chips and raisins into the batter. Drop batter onto the baking sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Makes 7 servings.  Cals 410.9 fat 11.1g  carb 73.1g  fiber 8.2g  sugar 34.7g  protein 10.0g

Next up, lunch! O.o

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Carrie! Thanks for sharing your personal struggles and great ideas with us all. I think you might have struck on a novel approach: focus on conquering breakfast for a few weeks, then move on to lunch, etc. Especially with a baby, keeping life as simple as possible is key! And I’m with you on the big bowl of fruit: then it feels like something I SHOULD do, and I figure I won’t be able to make it through the whole bowl, so I just go for something else. I’ve had to start putting only one piece of each type of fruit in the bowl. Then it’s a scarcity, so I WANT to eat it, since there’s only one and I’m naturally selfish. 🙂

    Comment by Cynthia Fischer — March 29, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    • Thanks, Cynthia! Breaking things down always helps me – but I didn’t think to apply it to the fruit bowl! I’m glad I could offer a new idea and grateful for yours. I’ll give that a try, too!

      Comment by fairyguts — March 29, 2013 @ 2:49 am


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