A few months back, I wasn’t sure what a blog was – much less a healthy living blog or a food blog. Then I started Beautiful Struggle (which is really about me, myself and I ..and recovery), then I read some blogs, and then I read a lot more. (Now I am hooked.) I started reading healthy living and food blogs.
At first, I was confoozled.
“Why pictures of what people eat every day? What is the deal with all the oatmeal? What is OIAJ? Who’s a Nooch?”
Confusion quickly gave way to intrigue and appreciation.
Here were all these beautiful, healthy women taking pride and pleasure in their food. Food that was healthy and nutritious and looked amazing. And they looked Amazing!
I saw what it might be like to eat without the restraints of an eating disorder. I saw what it may be like to say “what do I feel like eating today?”
I saw all this and said it was good.
And in comparison my disordered eating habits were completely exposed.
My basic days of eating tend to be a variation on a theme. I assemble, really, rather then “cook.”
Breakfast of egg whites.
Sometimes with hummus and hot sauce.
Oh, and dinner…
Dinners tend to be…um…repetitious (understatement of the year).
Veggie Chik’n burger with asparagus, carrots, zucch and onion.
(Sometimes I switch it up a bit.)
I DO enjoy my food. But after reading these blogs I was able to see my diet is sorely lacking and um…boring!
Snack of Apples, Yogurt and Cinn-uvia *Truvia and cinnamon.
Not only boring…my eats are often…borderline bizarre.
Pickles and Pea-Bee!
Sweet onions and Pea-Bee!
And let’s face it….pretty unappealing.
I am no stranger to healthy eating and nutritious foods. Trust me. I have all the goods in my cupboards….but that’s where they tend to stay while I play it Safe.
These healthful living Blogs inspired me to get EXCITED about food. It’s OK to eat! Food is fuel! And I am happy to say I am slowly coming out of my shell!
Roasted Veg and Hum-Cheese sauce (made with…nooch!)
A “Yogurt Mess” with Bloobs, Nay-Nays and some yogurt and “Green Monster” leftovers. (You see?)
Un-pretty but delicious oatmeal creation (carrot juice and almond milk in background)
I even busted out an old sugar-free, flour-free muffin recipe from my nutri. (A fail, but delish)
My point is…and I DO Have one….
With all the buzz around the Next Foodblog Star Challange
I just wanted to express my gratitude for all these beautiful women who –in such a short time- have given me hope for a better and healthier life.
Call me a wanna-be. After all, Imitation is the best form of flattery.