I have had this blog entry in my mind for years now. I have meant to get to it, but something- always something – has gotten in the way. Now, it’s time. Lunch break. Me time. Time to get back to Styleconviction. After a multiple-year hiatus.
Reading back on all of the previous posts, I feel I must start by telling you where I stand on some of the ideas I brought forth here in previous blogs. First and foremost, I still plan. I plan to plan. I love the control and (work with me here) the spontaneity that comes with having a plan in place. My planning frees me to do things on a whim because the necessary details of my life are already attended to.
I no longer diet. I have kept the thirty pounds off I speak of in a earlier post, but I refuse to count points or eat food just because it is low-cal/low-fat/low-taste. I eat the food I like until I am full. I do not eat until I bust. I realize now that I used to spend a lot of time looking for something else to eat – not because I was hungry, but because I hadn’t eaten what I truly wanted and what my body or taste buds craved the first time. No more. I eat what I like and I exercise moderately. I do both for enjoyment.
My latest food-related hobby is finding one or two new recipes a week and making them for my family. Last night I made Cheesy Chicken Pockets and Homemade Pay Day Bars. I have asked the bloggers on a recipe site I recently joined if I might share them here. We’ll see. I find that cooking what I like and what my family enjoys is nurturing. I like the creativity involved in the process, adding or subtracting from a recipe to make it my own. I like the time spent perusing the recipe blogs and books to find what my family and I are craving. I find the older I get, the more I thoroughly enjoy the process of preparing a meal or treat and presenting it in such a way that all people eating it feel special.
Until next time, find a recipe that feeds you – body and soul. See if it awakens something in you!