No Christmas post yesterday, so gonna make up for it by not missing a day for the rest of the week. I hope you had a great holiday, with family if you wanted, or by yourself, if that’s the kind of holiday you wanted. To my diehard readers that show up here at the blog more often that even I do, I say, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
If you wanted to be with friends and family but couldn’t be, I feel your pain. We wanted to be with our kids, but they are strewn across the nation and living their own lives now, so we could only enjoy with them using FaceTime or Facebook..it’s not ideal, but it beats the old days when ATT used to charge and arm and a leg to talk to someone, even just across the state line.
I hope that if you didn’t get to spend your day exactly like you wanted that you didn’t console yourself with food or drink. Eating is that kind of drug, and some people use food to medicate themselves. There is nothing wrong with medicine, of course, when used appropriately. Eating a bag of cookies that you got in the mail from your Mom who lives halfway around the world is not the same as being with Mom. It might make you feel better until you get to the bottom of the bag, and then you get that, “what the heck am I doing!” feeling. If you were with Mom she probably wouldn’t have let you eat the whole bag, either. Mom would have made you a nice breakfast, you wouldn’t have gotten the urge to binge eat sweets because of that.
At my house we had a good two egg omelet for breakfast, with unsweetened coffee to wash it down. Free range eggs, fried in lard, fresh vegetables, onions, and home corned grass fed beef cut up fine. No toast, no juice, just breakfast and coffee at ten in the morning. Held me until we started eating dinner at around 3.
Dinner was Italian and French cheeses that we got as a gift, summer sausages, another gift, and some flatbread made with cauliflower instead of wheat. I drank water. We snacked on that as we played computer games since Xbox live was taking Christmas off and I couldn’t play my video games like I planned on. The food was excellent. I don’t know why I haven’t already begun to bring live imported cheeses into my menu. They are full of life, alive with the germs of life. It is exactly the kind of food that I am wanting to begin living on.
Also yesterday I drank a concoction made of bottling my milk kefir water (the whey). It was a milky drink that I sweetened with a teaspoon of honey (from an apiary in Kansas). I found it to be very drinkable. I put it in a glass with no ice, just drank it straight. This is also full of live bacteria, cultured by the same bugs that turned my milk into kefir milk. We take that kefir and strain it through a coffee strainer overnight, over a measuring cup to collect the whey. The ‘Kefir Cheese’ we eat in our breakfast meal, (we meaning Karen).
I heard from my Mom that she has stopped drinking soda pop with her meals, which does my heart good. As you know I am a firm believer in doing major life changes one small change at a time. Her small step is one of the biggest steps that a person can take when cutting added sugar out of the daily routine. Any kind of sweetener is known to lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to type two diabetes. Not taking a sweetener with every liquid sip you take is a very big deal, and no small step.
So, that is what happened over here on my day off. Leave notes of how you did at Christmas in the comment box below. Have a Very Merry, and a Happy.