Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers' Day 2015

Happy Mother's Day 2015

I'll be hanging out with my daughter today. Doing some fun things (beach, walking, eat out at a farm to table restaurant) and some required things (batch cooking , food shopping for next week, kitchen clean-up).

So glad to have addressed my binge eating and to be buying and cooking real foods (as opposed to processed) for both my daughter and myself. I even buy grain free for our cats.

The best gift I can give myself and my family is the gift of my whole presence as a mother- free from the binge cycle. Free from preventable migraines, joint pain, prolonged infections and colds. I stopped short of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Preventable. All those physical and emotional things. I can prevent by abstaining from grains and most sugars. I can show up to do Mom duties much more easily.

Part of being a Mom is modeling good health, teaching good cooking (not baking!) practices. What a gift I can pay forward to future generations. 

The extra emotional and physical time gained back from not being in that pain is a real gift. Time to hike, travel, practice photography, and cook for my family. Great to be able to parent with a clear emotional and physical mind. 

Happy Mother's Day to all of you celebrating. If you are not, here's to a day where you honor mother like figures or even just the fact that you are taking care of yourself so you can live a full productive life. That's a huge gift to yourself and your community.

What's working:

1. Buying and cooking in a Paleo/Primal style- grain free, low processed sugar.
2. Waking up with a clear, binge free (mostly) mind so I can show up emotionally to be a Mom.
3. Waking up not needing to be on a lot of meds for preventable diseases.
4. Giving back to the community by being physically present in ways I could not before.

What did not work in the past:

1. Using Mother's Day to eat sugary, grain filled and highly processed foods. Stacks of waffles and pancakes, and syrup. There was lots of cookie and muffin baking. Lots!
 2. Waking up food seeking and planning the day around binge eating.
3. Waking up with migraines, achy joints, and weight gain.
4.  Wanting to plop on the couch and do nothing but eat skinny cow icecreams and watch junk TV.

Okay, to be clear, sometimes there is some junk TV, but required mom duties and service first. ;)
How is everyone celebrating today? 


  1. I gave my mom a roast chicken, bacon and liverwurst. She's in a wheelchair and it's hard for her to cook (she can microwave the bacon).

  2. Sounds as if you will have a super Mothers Day Karen ...

    All the best Jan

  3. Oh Karen I have to laugh as I read your "What didn't work in the past" part because that is exactly what I experienced/am experiencing because of my bad choice for Mother's Day Breakfast (Cracker Barrel blue berry pancakes). I'm fighting the cravings and punching down the stinkin' thinkin' thoughts today because of it. Lesson is learned this time, and not simply forgotten for a future mistake.