Saturday, August 7, 2010

Women, Food and God

Today has been a little odd for me. I haven't been hungry for the most part. That is very unusual. I finally decided to have some lunch and went with what sounded good. Almond butter is one of my very favorite good. I am almost always in the mood for it.

I spread some on whole grain bread, sliced up a banana, drizzled on local raw honey and added a sprinkle of ground flaxseeds (for a little omega-3).

Made myself a yummy sandwich.

BBQ Popchips on the side.

It was a pretty substantial lunch and kept me full for quite awhile.

Later on I went to Border's to browse the books. I could spend hours in a bookstore! I ended up getting the new book by Geneen Roth called "Women, Food and God".  Geneen Roth has written several books about compulsive eating and unhealthy food relationships. I have read a few of them and it always seems as though she is inside my head. She discusses the exact thoughts and feelings I have struggled with for much of my life.


"Your relationship to food is an unexpected path to almost everything. It is doorway, not a wall, an opening, not a closing. All that you believe about love, change, joy and possibility is revealed in how, when and what you eat"

Pretty interesting, huh? That definitely makes me think...and makes me curious to read this new book.

After walking around Border's for awhile, it was time for dinner. I simply could not think of a single thing at home that I wanted to eat. Right next door was Taco Bueno Mexican Grill, advertised as "premium quality Tex-Mex food". I had been wanting to try it out for awhile.

I ordered the fajita platter.


It was not good. It was very salty (and I usually like salt) and the fajitas consisted of chicken, cheese and a tortilla. I had expected some veggies in this "premium quality" food.  I definitely wish I had opted to cook something myself, plus it would've been healthier. Oh well, lesson learned :).

I did discover a benefit to blogging today. In the past I would have ripped into my food on the car ride home. I wanted to snap a picture so I waited until I got home and even plated it up. I have been much more mindful of what I am eating already. I think it helps me feel more satisfied after a meal, too. 

 Today I posted a full day of eats. I won't have the opportunity to do this everyday with a full time job and grad school, but I think it is helpful when I get the chance.

Question: Have you read any good books lately?


  1. The last book I read was "Ghost Night" by Heather Graham. It was a pretty good book. In fact, I recently purchase "Ghost Shadow", which is the second book in her trilogy.

    What a great discovery that blogging helps you control your desires! I found myself wanting to blog everything tonight too. Unfortunately, I forgot to take "before" pictures of my food. Maybe next time!

  2. I am going to have to check those out! Thanks for visiting my lonely blog :D