Thanks Mary. You made me laugh! Yesterday was a complete failure and I still feel it this morning. Bleck! It isn't horrible. It just isn't great. I like feeling great.
I found myself up at 4:00 am in a panic because I forgot to buy my son granola bars for his lunch. We have been getting him some gluten free organic bars because we don't buy bread at all. Well, we are out. I scrambled and threw together my own version of granola bars in a big bowl and then baked it in the oven on parchment paper for a half hour. It looks good and smells good. Not sure yet if it tastes good. I hope he likes it. It will be cheaper and have less chemicals than the ones we buy. (ingredients: gluten free flour, gluten free oats, flax, cinnamon, baking powder, raisins, peanut butter, vanilla and rice milk) I didn't really measure stuff meticulously. I just threw it together.
A tsp here and tsp there... a cup of this and a cup of that.
We'll see just how much of a plant based cook I am becoming. If the child will eat it.
I am often amazed at things he enjoys that I think taste horrible or bland. He will say "wow mom, this is the best thing ever." lol... That is amazing for me to hear after months of whining and crying about things we didn't eat anymore.
Pushing forward. I need to make exercise an obsession. I hate it. I make myself walk once in a while, but I mentioned joining a gym last night and my husband laughed at me. Yes... laughed. He knows me.
He said "why waste the money on something you won't do when you could get something at home that you would do - like a treadmill or a stationary bike."
Now we are talking my language. I am considering a bike, but not a stationary bike... a real bike... one that I can put inside and make a stationary bike in the winter and ride outside in the summer. My boys both have bikes and I never go riding with them. Time for things to change.