Sunday, May 17, 2009

General Update on Me and why I'm not posting so much

So, in the cooking realm, I'm in a bit of a rut. I've been reusing many of my recipes lately, and not cooking as much for many different reasons. Scott and I have been extra busy lately; we've both traveled a lot since mid-April and I'm gearing up for a big trip (more on that in a few paragraphs). I have tried a few new recipes, but to be honest, I didn't really like most of them enough to endorse them on the site. I do have a few recipes in the wings that were good enough to share, but the time to post has been fleeting. However, the main reason for the rut, though, is that I'm a big bogged down in the whole diet thing. Since Christmas I've had many many issues staying on Dr. Malone's diet, even though I'm on State 3. My sugar cravings have been ridiculous and I haven't quite had the willpower to say no a lot of the time. I haven't posted some of the recipes I've used in the past month because a lot of them have been more on the cheating side than I'm willing to share. So I'm working hard at getting myself back on track so I can have more great food to introduce to you all. I'm 30 pounds down since October (55 overall) and I still have another 30 to go. Usually summer is an easier time to eat fresh produce and be active (especially after experiencing my first NY winter!!), so I'm hoping to get a good jump start as the months go on.

To speak about coming months, my summer is going to be a bit different. I am actually "moving" to New York City for 2 months for work. My husband will be staying here in Saratoga, while I'm in the City nannying. My clients are producing a film that is being shot just north of the City in June and July (and maybe some of August) and I am going with them to keep their son. While there, I seriously doubt I'll be doing a lot of interesting cooking. However, I'm hoping that will give me some time to catch up with some recipes I just haven't gotten around to posting yet. But be prepared for an official hiatus (as opposed to my disappearence for the month of May so far. sorry).

And finally, another call for recipe suggestions. It's getting harder and harder to find interesting meal ideas that don't take 4 hours of prep time and taste good that are adaptable to the diet. So any ideas anyone has is hugely welcome.

Thanks, and have a great week!