Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Let it STOP snowing! & an ode to hot cereal

I swear I will never, ever complain about being hot again! We got a few more inches of snow last night and it was 4 degrees yesterday morning when I left for work. Ay-yi-yi! Saturday the roads were terribly icy and I took a spill while walking the dog, crunching my finger horribly. It looked like a big purple sausage by the time I got to work. I didn't care because I didn't hurt my leg. Re-injuring my leg is one of my biggest fears. I got such a rush of adrenaline when I fell that by the time I made it the final two blocks home I was shaking uncontrollably and felt positively nauseated. I had to eat some oatmeal before I could exercise.

Which reminds me...I never really cared for hot cereal much. I always loved cold cereal and ate nothing but Fiber One or Extra Fiber All Bran for years. Then I switched to eating dinner-type foods for breakfast but as I've whined about previously NOTHING keeps me satisfied til lunch. So when I saw some hot Oat Bran cereal, I thought I'd try it.

OMG -- I LOVE it. Then I tried Quaker Multigrain Hot Cereal, Bob's Red Mill 5-grain Hot Cereal, and some others. YUM! I only need 1-2 tsp of brown sugar to sweeten them enough for me, and have found that I love cooking some raspberries, blueberries, or bananas in with the cereal. I do like my hot cereal less dry than the directions call for, so I usually end up doubling the liquid they recommend. I use about 1/4 cup milk and the rest water. I don't know why I'm babbling on about this like anyone cares, but I just want to share my fairly newfound adoration for hot cereal.

As for the whole "recovery from eating disorder" thing, it's going okay. I stopped filling out the worksheets from the Appetite Awareness Workbook because I was managing to turn it into an obsessive thing and had a few binge-y days. I'm still following her program, however, and really like her stuff on binges. But I'll post about that next time.

3 comments:

Donna said...

My last no diet book was the Appetite Awareness Workbook also. I enjoyed reading it but couldn't make myself actually write anything down!

Diet Free Leesha said...

I used two workbooks for my recovery and found they both did my head in. I find it much easier to be a success without it all.

As for the hot cereals, it's quite funny because since starting Intuitive Eating there are a lot of foods I thought I liked that I really don't...and visa versa.

Lulu said...

I love hot cereal - but maybe you already knew this...I think we connected over the brown sugar thing...

I'm thinking of checking out that Appetite Awareness workbook from the library - I've got so many dang books I don't need to buy another one, but I like the things you've mentioned about it - especially the stuff you wrote recently about bingeing.

love lulu