Milestones

My husband told me I hit a milestone today, as I handed him a grocery list with a plan for our meals this week.  

A milestone?  What?

“You’re looking at cookbooks again.  Planning meals.  Cooking.  You haven’t done that in over a year!”

…It’s true.  At the beginning of my pregnancy, the morning sickness provided a state of constant nausea.  I couldn’t stand the thought of veggies or meat.  And that mostly continued the rest of the 9 months.  Then, after I had the baby – I still didn’t want veggies, or much meat.  All I wanted was food that was quick to grab and easy to eat while holding the baby with one arm.  Granola bars.  Pop tarts.  Bananas.  Protein shakes.  

Horrible.  I know.

I used to make my own bread, can my own jams and salsas – heck I even made homemade puddings for a while!

It’s been quite the ride…

But yes.  I’ve started returning to my healthier ways.  This week alone, I can’t even comprehend how many veggies I have eaten (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, bok choy, carrots, bell peppers, avocado, sweet potatoes, broccoli!)!  Success!  

And as I write, the hubby is out grocery shopping – a list that consists of mostly produce.  And yes, I guess it is a milestone.

We’ll be making recipes this week out of Jamie Oliver’s “Meals in Minutes” cookbook – and I can’t wait!  (The book was given to me as a Valentine’s gift in February…  And I’m just planning my first attempt!)

Funny what things can become a big deal.  I’m eating veggies.  Planning meals.  Cooking.  (AND the house is clean again.  I’ve started projects around our home.  I’m blogging.)  

It feels good to be “me” again.

Thanks for noticing, Honey!

What milestones are you crossing these days?

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5 thoughts on “Milestones

  1. I don’t know what milestones I’m reaching, I hadn’t paid attention to that. But I do love where I am. I think maybe, allowing myself to ‘do’ and ‘be’ what I want as opposed to what I ‘should’ be doing. Some freedom in that. 🙂

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