Real Food and simple living leads to what?

Why do I choose to eat Real Food and seek a Real and Simple Life? Why do you eat Vegan or Keto? Why do you meditate or do Yoga? We choose what is right for us, what sounds right and what makes the most sense at the moment from the best information we have. But…

My three favorite vices

We all have them. Those flaws that we will admit to but secretly never want to change. Here are mine: I drink too much. My boyfriend does too and someday we will probably need to join a 12 step program. The plus side is that I am trying out some new Organic Wines. I have…

After one week of eating Real Food

It’s been more than a week since I started eating Real Food. Most of my cupboards have been cleaned and purged of citric acid (it’s everywhere) and xantham gum. In the process I found out how to make small food donations to the local food bank. Besides the clean and almost empty shelves, here are…

Seeing Food Differently

My progression to eating Real happened something like this: From age 12 to 45 I struggled with weight and dieting.  I tried many different diet plans and had the most success with weight watchers.  Sometimes losing 20 pounds sometimes losing more. In fact, in 1994 I lost 131 pounds using weight watchers and got within…

How I am solving the 2 pm cravings

I’ve worked in an office environment most of my adult life.  I have been on most every diet or lifestyle change program you can imagine and a recurring theme is how to handle the 2 pm cravings that happen daily.  It doesn’t matter if I eat lunch at 11:30 or at 1:30.  Around 2 pm,…

Collections and living simply

Are we all collectors?  It seems so. We humans like our collections of jigsaw puzzles, books, bottles of various sizes, picture frames, photographs, family newsletters, coffee mugs, ex-husbands, kitchen gadgets, clothes that don’t fit. That is my list. I know others that collect Facebook friends, miniature tea sets, decorative chickens, mounted animals (think taxidermy), shot…

Today’s food diary

Breakfast Egg (backyard fresh) – scrambled using a little organic butter. I normally use coconut oil for scrambling if anything at all, but Mike forgets that and today he was cooking. Toast – Dakota whole wheat bread from Great Harvest with a little organic butter Lunch Organic grapes Salad: organic romaine, organic cucumber, raw cheese…

Day 881

Yesterday was the day I started this blog but it wasn’t day 1 of my journey to living simply (peace and happiness), technically that started the day I was born. Then came twists and turns along the way, drama and complicated living to teach me how I didn’t want to be… But a new beginning started…

The power of three

I learned from a very young age that three is a magic number. I love you = three words faith, hope, charity Father, Son, Holy Ghost 3 is also keeping it simple. It is easy to accomplish three tasks in a day. Or work on three concepts from a list of 72 items. Real food, real life,…