Friday, February 11, 2011

What's for Dinner?

In the quest to become a healthier me, and continue to pursue my love of cooking, I have come upon a couple of sites that offer delicious healthy recipes. Last night I made a remake of the Cheesecake Factory's Garlic Chicken Noodle Dish, from the Hungry Girl website.http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/show/1905. It was so yummy and I could have a healthy portion and yet limit the amount of calories. Tonight, I am doing a chicken parm from the website http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/758 ,adding spaghetti squash to my cup of pasta so I am not starving after dinner.The test will be how well the kids like it. They have a show on the Cooking Channel where I saw that hint, along with a bunch of others. .

The other site I visit a almost daily is. My niece, Liesel, turned me on to this site. She cooks from this site every day and has lost quiet a bit of weight. I have tasted many of these recipes and so far I have loved every one of them. The whole Superbowl party was from recipes from Gina's site. I especially liked the http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/01/skinny-baked-jalapeno-poppers.html jalapeno poppers...yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So cooking is something I can do while recovering and I am enjoying it a lot. Check out these sites and let me know what you think.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Change

Sometimes we all become very complacent in the comfort and routine of our every day lives, whether it is good for us or not. I had feared change because of all of the uncertainty about it but knew deep down inside it was desperately needed. I had made some changes and considered others but still struggle with why I am here and what I am to do with the rest of my life.

Life interests me. I am curious about so many things. I want to experience as much as I can. A terrible accident that injured me badly has given me time to reflect on what and who is important. My heart has opened and my mind spins with the possibilities of the future. I have written about this so many times change, future, etc. but have never been brave enough to take the next step. I had gotten to the point I did not trust my own judgment so I did nothing, or as little as I could. I feel as though I have been given a second chance at life. My recovery has been long but my belief in family and friends has been reinforced. I will be ever so grateful to those who unconditionally stepped in to take care of me , the kids, horses, dogs, house, bills. I want to pay it forward whenever I am given the chance. The last few years have been consumed with trying to survive that I could not think of anyone or anything else. That is one thing that has changed. I still do not have everything figured out but am more optimistic that life will fall into place now that I am out of the rut I was in. I wish it did not take me getting hurt to make the changes but it is what it is.