Cooking for one isn’t much fun…

but it rhymes at least. Two days in and I already know one of my biggest challenges will be cooking for myself. I’ve never liked it too much. In fact I don’t do it. By virtue of my earlier life, I am a competent cook. It’s fun to cook for the pleasure of others but the food I make for myself never tastes good to me, most of the time.

Yesterday I drove to one of our local farm markets and bought quite a bit of fresh organic produce. I am much more likely to eat vegetables than fruit which is fine. My teeth are tremendously sensitive and fruit hurts them. Go figure. Anyway, I sort of enjoyed preparing my first night’s meal (shhhhh, I’ll lie if anyone questions me). Plus I do enjoy grilling food.

Being patient about things that pertain to me isn’t one of my best skills.  I have loads of patience for other things…so I’ve been reinforcing the idea that I don’t have to cook every night, it doesn’t have to be world class cuisine, I just need to make progress, and I need to make better choices.

As a former all-or-nothing type of person, this will take practice but I’m ready for the accomplishment.  I’ve spent loads of time changing my mindset to one of positivity and, while it’s a challenge, it’s a refreshing change.  It influences the way I carry myself, the way I speak to people, and, most obviously, the way I feel about myself.

Had my first workout with Jen, my trainer and good friend.  It was entertaining, challenging and another accomplishment in my pocket.  Moving forward steadily.  I’m not in a race, I’m reclaiming my wellness.  How good is that?  Couple of great swims yesterday afternoon in my beloved Big Bowman.  Looking forward to implementing my next phase of the journey when I engage in meal planning this weekend.  This will help make food prep more of a no brainer.

Signing off with a look at the other night’s dinner:

yummy dinner #1

About thequarryschild

A self-described forensic junkie, Beth Anderson spends her days shaping young minds to ask critical questions and wonder “whodunit.” Beth resides in the Capital District of New York and spends her free time reading and solving the great mysteries. Her love of swimming, tennis and sports provides the basis for one of the lead characters in her new book The Quarry’s Child. Beth is one of the founding members of the Upper Hudson Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime (aka Mavens of Mayhem), a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a survivor of a visit to an active aircraft carrier while it was at sea, and a published poet in Soundings, a literary journal. Beth continues to instill a love for mystery fiction in her students as she has for over twenty years. Photo credit: Quinn Mulvey
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7 Responses to Cooking for one isn’t much fun…

  1. Linda says:

    You don’t have to cook all those vegetables, you can eat raw. There is lots of information on Internet about raw diets

  2. Jill Aul says:

    I love the way you write! You can do this, Beth. In fact, you already ARE! I’m proud of you and excited for you. I hope I can help with tips along the way. Your dinner looks delish!

    • I am doing it, kicking and screaming on the inside and smiling and grimacing on the outside. And I will keep doing it. That’s just the way it will be. Thanks for your support, Jill, and I look forward to some yummy recipes!

  3. MaryBeth Holleger says:

    Looks yummy!

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