Healthy Eating, Redefining Self!

Cooking is Therapy

Today was one of those days. Nothing went right, things out of my control tripped up the day, things that needed to get done. I was feeling super cranky. Worse I needed to cook dinner and what I had left on my list was Weight Watcher’s Chicken Pot Pies. This is not an easy quick recipe. The idea of cooking this, alone made me cranky on top of everything else. I wanted to “throw in the towel” scramble a couple eggs and sit and mope.

I got started as it really had to be done, my chicken was going to go bad, I really didn’t want scrambled eggs and my family really wanted the pot pies. I felt myself loosen up as I began chopping vegetables. My daughter walked in and we chatted, she helped a bit, but most of it I did on my own and I found it helped calm the cranky. I spent about and hour and half cooking and cleaning and I no longer feel cranky. Not only the therapy behind the cooking but also the fact that I got something done that was healthy and needed doing instead of skipping out, throwing in the towel and eating something not so healthy.

When you don’t feel like doing it, do it anyway. By the end you feel calmer and a sense of accomplishment where you would have been left feeling cranky without the accomplishment. And bonus I get to have a nice yummy healthy WW Pot Pie for dinner! Happy Cooking!

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking!

I love to scrapbook. I haven’t done much in awhile but I now have a good space for it. I pulled out all of my things and I’m ready to get started! I’m posting a picture of a page I did a couple years ago. This is the scrapbook I’m going to start with.

My Grandparents passed away and I ended up with a couple trunks full of their pictures. My Dad asked me to put them in an album and I got a bit carried way. But, I’m glad I did! I have a ton of their pictures to work on and a ton of mine!

I used my Cricut, my scrapbooking stapler for embellishment, a bit of ribbon and a huge button. I had a lot of fun putting it together. I’m excited to get going on some more!