The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What did you eat today?

I have been thinking about food a lot. I love food. I love junk food as well as healthy food. I love food that has once had eyes, and food that grows in dirt. I love processed food, sugar, juices, and sodas. I love butter and popcorn, and chocolate cake. I just love food! Food gives me comfort, and is a reward late a night.

All of the above make for a pretty unhealthy relationship with food. Just as some people have a glass of wine after a long day, my reward has been a nice big slice of chocolate cake. For so many years I ate what I wanted, because it felt good, and tasted good. Although nutrition mattered, it didn’t matter as much as how good, bad foods tasted.

I have lost close to 40 lbs. recently. I have had to rethink my relationship with food. I am very mindful of what I eat and what I am fueling my body with. Amazingly, there is a big difference in a body fueled with junk, and a body fueled with healthy choices. I will show you my transformation in an upcoming post.
I thought I would show you tonight’s dinner. Now, a fresh salad with berries, nuts, goat cheese, sliced chicken, and crisp greens takes the place of what once would have been a meat dish with potatoes and sour cream and butter. Do I still cheat? Yes. Do I still make poor choices? Yes. Now though, I try and make good decisions 90% of the time, and it has paid off.

I am still a long way from being a poster child for clean eating, but I am trying one day at a time to make sure I eat more quality food vs. junk food. And I just wanted you to know.

How do you eat? Are you a junk food junkie, a strict vegan, or somewhere in the middle? I’d love to know what you think about food.


Beth said...

I am a grazer. I love food, all kinds. I have been trying to eat more veggies and fruits and have been pretty successful! It just irks me that it is so expensive! But I guess in the long run.. it does pay off! Good Job Denise!

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see your pictures. You are an inspiration.

glitzen said...

Still going strong?! Good for you! I am still doing WW, but have been "off track" and just got back on.
I am not a huge lover of food, but I have my moments. I do love bread, of all kinds! I love salad too though, and yours looks simply wonderful.
We went downhill skiing yesterday, so today my body is too sore to work out. Owiieeeee. I'm out of shape for tackling steep slopes, I guess.

Amanda said...

I'm ready for the pictures!!

Traci said...

oh girl, where do i even begin... just pray for me, the spare innertube around my waist, and my love, love, LOVE of sweets!