This year, I am really trying to get healhy. For me, that means losing some weight and exercising more. The losing weight part is a struggle for me because I love to cook. And while I think I eat healthy the majority of the time, I know I eat too much food. When trying to lose weight, I normally try to do it by not cutting out everything unhealthy, just cutting back and trying to eat a little less. But I generally don't lose much. I am trying to lose 20-25 pounds, and this time I'm doing it differently-I'm counting calories. I figure that even if I don't do it forever, it gives me a better idea of what I can eat in a day and lose. You know the saying-calories in, calories out. I started on Jan. 1 and I have lost 7 pounds so far.
The struggle that comes with this is what to do with my blog. I have belonged to several cooking groups that I post about-Daring Bakers, Daring Cooks, and our Sunday Whatever (it is now Sunday Slow Suppers). I dearly hate to give those up, but for now I am not following any recipes, I am eating mainly oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, a turkey wrap for lunch, yogurt and fruit for a snack, and fish or chicken, along with vegetables and a salad for dinner. Maybe a little quinoa if I've exercised hard that day. Not really anything to put on a food blog. So I"ve posted one recipe since the holidays, and it was one I made over the holidays. I might go back and repost some of the recipes I've posted in the past. I'm still not sure. I do know that I'm not too motivated to work on the blog while I'm not cooking, but I don't want to give it up all-together. So bear with me during this period as I figure things out. And if anyone has any suggestions on what they'd like to see me do, by all means let me know.