|Mom's magic fairy|
What works now, with the new normal:
I'm prepping for Mother's day by getting gifts for the mothers, batch cooking main dishes- Balsamic Crock Pot Roast from George the Civilized Caveman on Saturday instead of Sunday. I'm also making a Paleo version of my Inside Out Egg roll (recipe will follow this week).
No magic fairy will appear and batch cook my food if I take Sunday off, so time in the kitchen is a must. Although,I am putting Jr. Family member to work as my sous chef as often as I can. Good for both of us. We'll plan to do outdoor activities, take photos, and as many trips to the coffee shop as I want to make.
MOM's: we ARE the magic fairies!
What doesn't work:
I've got to say I don't miss eating "special desserts" or "treats" or any of the other food items that are rolled out in honor of Mother's Day. I would eat that stuff, feel like crap, and then get triggered to eat more crap. Food Zombie for a week or more. Cookies, cakes, and other traditional Mother's Day sweet food was a trap. Probably a log type of curve if I had graphed it. Eat a little bit, want to eat more over the next few weeks, not for just one meal.
On my travels I read and hear statements like- "indulgences" "treats" "life isn't fun if you can't have a cake, cupcake, cookie, candy..." Photos of people shoving sugary foods near to the camera, this is what it's all about.... Yeah, right. I'm not buying what that subset of people are selling me. For me, that kept me hooked into a negative cycle. Food can and should be tasty, nourishing, but food being entertaining or fun has left the building, just like Elvis....
Habit, tradition, ingrained automatic processes, operating spell bound under 1000+ irrational beliefs all messed with my head. And, it was important for food sobriety for me to get clean of this stuff. Obesity, food cravings, binging, diabetes ( I don't have it, but I would have by now) don't take a day off. My body does not care if it's Mother's Day or any other day. 24/7. I respect, honor, and accept that. I'm better off physically and mentally because of it. No brain fog means I can enjoy the day clear headed and feeling good.
Hope you are all planning to stay food sober in Mother's Day 2013. You can bet I will be joining you. Happy Mother's day, if you celebrate. If you don't celebrate, treat yourself well. You deserve it!
|another photo from my walk last weekend|