Here’s me fat:
Here’s me thin:
Here’s me now:
… somewhere in the middle, albeit much closer to thin than fat, but still fighting the bulge.
Despite the bounces in my weight I’ve always has a love affair with food. See I didn’t get fat eating chips and soda. I got fat eating bacon wrapped filet mignon with blue cheese sauce. Processed foods hold little appeal for me, but a well made (homemade) panna cotta? Well, I find it nearly impossible to resist.
Of course, being able to prepare whatever you want at home from fresh, natural, and organic ingredients makes it even harder to resist and much easier to rationalize. Of course I don’t eat pre-packaged Little Debbie snacks, what am I, a heathen? But make my own oatmeal cream pies from scratch? Of course, it’s a snap!
Store bought marshmallows? Why, when you can make them from scratch and they taste so much better? Store bought pasta sauce in a jar? See now, you’re just being silly. Order a quiche from a bakery? Are you kidding me?!?!
It’s also much easier to cook healthy whole foods that are tasty when you know what you’re doing in the kitchen. Salads can become meals and vegetables become main courses instead of forgotten side dishes.
But, this blog is not about how I got fat, how I got thin, or how I got stuck with 15 pounds of “baby-weight” that just won’t budge. It’s also not about being on some crazy diet to get those pounds off at all cost or relishing the over-indulgences that keep the weight on. It’s about the reality of how I live with a love of cooking really great food, a love of eating really great food, and a very real fear of being fat again.
Hopefully, it will, in the end, be about balance… and fun. Because, it’s life and so it should include some fun! No doubt there will be some awesome recipes and some frustrated weigh-ins along the way. You can sign up to subscribe to the blog, follow me on Facebook, hook me up in your Google Reader feed, or just check back in regularly to see how it’s going. You might enjoy the ride too.