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

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:


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


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



  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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