Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fresh and Green and Crisp


Ever since we returned from Colorado, from a vacation of healthy food, hikes and horseback rides, I have felt a life-change coming on. For several months, I had been praying about my diet and improving my health and I have been reading things that would encourage me. I will be 50 next year, and at that mile-stone, I want to be in the best physical condition achievable and I have set some goals toward that plan. This beautiful salad (in my new pottery bowl) represents a more healthy way of eating for me and new way of looking at food and fuel for my body. It has taken a lot of energy to learn more about healthy eating (not diets) and to buy healthy food and to prepare healthy food. And I must say, I am enjoying this journey immensely. It is another new passion on my list. It is creating something new in me. Like the freshness of the salad, I am feeling green and crisp and downright sexy again. I have given up junk to gain the treasure of energy, health and good digestion. Food has never tasted so good and it takes much less than it use to to satisfy me. Saying goodbye to some things in our lives is sometimes the best gift we can give ourselves.
I would love to hear if you have a passion about healthy eating - or not........ or the things you must say goodbye to to enjoy a more healthy life - mentally, spiritually, and physically.

9 comments:

The Victorious place said...

I don't know if I like reading your blog or looking at your art more. MMMMmmm Think I like booth.
Just had to wonder over to see what your up to cuz I like your work and your words.

Karin said...

well, i wasn't hungry just 2 minutes ago... :^)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Yes, I made a similar change in June--three months before my 50th birthday. Mine was prompted by some worrisome results on medical tests. I've cut way back on anything that can cause cholesterol, eliminated most of the sugar from my diet, added calcium, and starting eating five servings of vegetable almost every day. Oh, and fruit / yogurt smoothies too. I do like the way I feel now.

linda said...

oooooooo, I gave up sugar and white flour about 6 months ago, stopped eating red meat a couple of years ago and take alot of supplements...still searching for that optimal health but wonder where I would be if I had not made these very good changes for me! Keep up the good work, you'll be glad you did!

Jeannelle said...

Lovely salad.....a work of art in its own way! I'm feeling suddenly guilty, though, for I had just wolfed down a piece of chocolate cake before reading this post!

You came to mind last evening.....I was watching a show on PBS called "Remembered Earth"....it was full of absolutely stunning scenes from the high desert of northwest New Mexico. Oh, it was so gorgeous. If you live near there, I can see why artistic-ness would become part of your life. What a beautiful landscape!

Best wishes to you in your endeavor to eat healthy!

linda said...

I have something special for you...come to my blog to see....

Sorrow said...

Whats with the food today?
LOL
I am checking out the blogs that Linda at the vultures peak recommended, and you all have yummy food!
my cup o joe is not cutting it!
lol

cottonpicker said...

Just can't think "healthy" this time of year - just pulled out several loaves of pumpkin bread, making green chile beef enchaladas with lots of cheese and fixing to put a pumpkin pie in the oven. During this Thanksgiving season, I like to fix foods that I'm actual thankful for. Nice looking salad though.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

good for you.
I could use to lose sugar in my life :(