I’ve been thinking a lot about health lately.  Am I healthy?  In some ways "yes" and in probably most ways "no."  I want to change that.  Found an article today that was inspiring and lo and behold, I put down my (gulp) third cup of coffee, filled up my Nalgene bottle (in an oh-so-delicious shade of red) with water (with a volume of 32 oz.) and ate a bowl of strawberries. 

Now, to continue eating snacks throughout the day (never been a problem).  I have been eating almonds at my snacktimes and really like them but this article really made me think not only of eating to lose weight, but eating to gain health.  I like the idea of my food really being used for something and to making the food I eat work for me.

So….I start my new health kick.  Even though I think that article (above) had some great points, the subtitle ("WH food editor Kate Dailey finds out if it’s possible to make her nutritionist happy and still live a normal life") kinds of makes me roll my eyes….because if *I* could afford a nutritionist to help me in the day to day and make me menus and eat things like "swordfish" and "butternut squash soup," and "Moosewood frozen couscous stew" then maybe I could lose four pounds in a week too.  But then I look at my pantry and am sorely lacking any of those foods.  And ya know what?  I think that is why I despise "menus" in diet plans.  Because WHO really eats this food?  Where do they get it?  When do they fix it?  How much is their grocery budget?  Because I know that I grab things on sale and often "swordfish" isn’t one of them.  So…really?  I want a "menu" for a SAHM  – where the predominant things in my pantry are whole wheat bread (that’s good, right?), applesauce (that’s a fruit group, right?) and ‘Nilla Wafers….(um….?)