Thursday, August 22, 2013

Me? Not Interested in Food? Who Am I?

Lately I have found myself quite dis-interested in food but you certainly wouldn't know it by looking at me. Since I've thrown out the scale I don't know what my weight is - but based on how my clothes fit I am guessing I have neither gained nor lost weight since my dis-interest in food began. Dis-interest in food does not necessarily mean I haven't been eating, it means I haven't been making good choices. Oh... cake. Even if I'm not interested I have found myself eating junk I shouldn't be eating on a regular basis. I have had a hard time shopping - trying to buy healthy food but often times things were going bad before I could eat it.  I have been at a bit of a loss on what to do. Preparing food is of little to no interest to me right now. Anyone who knows me knows how weird this is - but anyone on Facebook has probably noticed... no food pictures lately. Things like this used to be normal to find regularly on my Facebook wall.
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Fresh Mango Salsa

Lately, however - not so much. While that looks delicious, and if someone fixed it and put it in front of me, I might eat it. But... well, put it this way - there was Raspberry Pie at Solid Rock Coffee House this afternoon and I LOVE PIE and I LOVE RASPBERRY pie. I just shrugged my shoulders and said, "Nah" I was NOT. INTERESTED. AT. ALL.


I value eating well, but haven't been living like it, I value exercise, but haven't been living like it. Right now I have decided I need to pick my battles. I want to eat well but I decided I need to make it as easy as possible for me to do so. I need to have quick, easy things on hand that I can just grab. So, I went to SAM'S club today after work. I have a strict rule at SAM'S to ONLY buy what is on my list. Today that was tricky as I didn't know what I wanted - so I put "healthy snacky food" on my list as well as fruit and veggies. I figured that would cover it. This was my haul (and within my grocery budget too!)

It might not be pretty but it is basically healthy. My favorite find was the freeze dried fruit. Packages of apples, strawberry/banana, and pears. I got 20 packages for $12.48 which figures to be about .62 per serving which I don't consider bad at all. And, I don't have to worry about it going bad. I got sweet potato chips, roasted red pepper chips, cottage cheese, KIND bars (yummy and relatively healthy bars), tropical dried fruit trail mix, sugar snap peas, and spinach (to throw in smoothies). I already have yogurt, milk and frozen fruit on hand for smoothies. I have some eggs I plan to hard boil so between the eggs, cottage cheese, and yogurt I should get my protein. This isn't how I plan to eat for the rest of my life, but right now I have to pick my battles. I need to get out and exercise more I should say... I need to get out and exercise PERIOD!  So, for now this is what I am going to do - I am hoping to get back in tune with my hunger signals, only eat when hungry, and get my butt back in gear and exercise more than just my fingers on the keyboard (they are getting quite a workout!) I find it a bit humorous that the most exciting thing to me about my "food venture" was sitting down and WRITING about it. Guess that shows what my passion is and that I have finally truly found my passion!

In the meantime - here's a food pic for you - my pretty "fruit bowl".

I DO have actual apples in the fridge, but in the summer I don't like to keep them in my fruit bowl - so this will work!

Striving to make better choices,



  1. I have always had a hard time making good food choices because I hate to cook and get very lazy. I am trying really hard to eat better. And I'm trying to convince myself to do a sugar-free diet (in other words, no added sugar, but the natural sugars in fruits and veggies would be okay). This would mean no chocolate, no brownies, no ice cream, which would be incredibly difficult for me. So I am with you on striving to make better choices. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Try reading the book Health at Every Size - it changed my outlook on food entirely! There is no bad food - try listening to your body... it knows what it needs... I am learning... trying to learn to do this. I don't believe in eliminating things completely, that never works for me because then it is all I want. All things in moderation works for me. The KIND bars have great natural ingredients and satisfy my chocolate cravings and are chock full of other good stuff. I used to LOVE to cook and create new things but lately have had no interest at all so this is going to have to work for me, for now! Thanks for commenting! :-)