This #SundaySupper is a second one with Katie Workman, author of the Mom 100 Cookbook. Author Katie Workman stresses one major thing in her new cookbook and that is that feeding our families doesn’t have to be stressful. Her recipes are all about simple, every day meals that help bring the family together. Sadly her cookbook isn’t going to be released in the UK for another month but I have had a great time following some of the recipes that my fellow #SundaySupper crew have been posting. This week I took one of the recipes that was featured a few weeks ago. I had to make some slight adjustments to the recipe because of what is available in my area, but this was a simple and great tasting recipe.
So it wasn’t that long ago that I talked about how I had given myself some healthy goals and that I had joined weight watchers in order to achieve those. It is with a lot of humility that I confess the diet didn’t last. I have always been terrible at sticking to a structured diet plan and I found even more challenging having a baby around. I so wanted it to be right for me but in the end I just wasn’t able to include it in my life. To be honest I have never succeed in any diet. Don’t get me wrong I have had times in my life where I was able to lose weight but it has never been through a structured form of diet. I am better at making a few permanent lifestyle changes then I am following a diet plan. For example 3 years ago we decided to eat healthier and lose weight so I changed from using white rice to brown, started making my own wholemeal bread, only ate wholemeal pasta plus we stopped drinking soda. 3 years later and we are still sticking to those changes. For several weeks I was mentally beating myself up at the idea that I wasn’t able to keep up with counting point and it was getting me really down. But yesterday the sun came out and brightened my outlook on things, it is amazing what good weather will do for you. I have decided that focusing on what I can’t do isn’t helping me so instead I am going back to what I am good at. I might not be good at counting calories or points but I am good at making small changes in my life that effect me for the better. 4 miles walked later I am feeling more positive about things and am ready to come up with some new lifestyle challenges that hopefully 3 years from now I can say I have stick to. One change I have already made this week is finding more inspiring blogs to help me stay focused. One of those blogs that I found was Beth’s Journey, her journey sounds so much like my own and it is so amazing to see how far she has come. She has a great message and wonderful recipes so I would encourage you to take a look and be inspired to be healthier.