Last night I couldn't sleep & so, because I've been feeling old (34 & Not getting younger) & unhealthy lately (fast food for the 3 squares And in-betweens: thank you Kaplan for your grueling study schedule), I downloaded Michael Pollan's Food Rules & read it all (it's a crazy fast read- and that's not just compared to the contract outlines I've been mired in for 3 days now). What, Mr. Pollan, no cereal that changes the milk another color? Some of the Other rules won't be so bad: I've never been sucked in by the low fat or low carb diets. Butter is awesome.
No time to take photos lately so I drew a tomato & some peas for you. You're welcome.
I had resolved to change my diet once bar study was up, but screw bar study (not altogether, just a little), I'm changing it now. I could very well fail anyhow, & it's not worth completely neglecting my health. Because of bar study, it'll be a slower change, but I'm not waiting around for my arteries to do whatever bad things they do when one's diet is primarily fast food.
The first difficulty is that I hate wheat bread and milk and spinach and lots of other healthy foods. I like coke, chocolate muffins (hello, breakfast!), and cheeseburgers. The second difficulty is I like to jump into things head first- no taking it step by step. As in, if I had my way, & didn't have other concerns (like studying), I would start a garden, begin composting, canning, hunting game, and all that --all at once. If there was a little failure here & there, no big deal. A little failure is okay when I know my plan is insanely ambitious because even then I've achieved ambitious, right?
Anyway, today I quit coke and will buy a healthy cookbook. Then I'll make a menu & shop properly this weekend. It's on. Oh, I need advise: what cookbook & what stores have decent produce here in El Paso? P.S. It's not the least bit ironic that I began my healthy cookbook search yesterday while I was eating Ruffles & French Onion Dip. See, this is not going to be easy. Here's to hating what I eat for a good while, Sara