does anyone know anything about macrobiotics???

•16 September 2009 • 2 Comments

does anyone know anything about macrobiotics???

i have read about it a bit and tried cooking/eating macrobiotically (is that a word?) for about one week back in december 2001.

my family called it the “sticks and stones” diet. tempeh was not a hit.

although, the last time i ate out with my son and soon-to-be ex-husband at the aut bar, my son really enjoyed that tempeh wrap. while there is quite a difference between a 5th grader’s and college freshman’s palate, i suspect that the difference had much more to do with the preparation. in a wrap, you don’t have to look at it.

when i’ve read about macrobiotics then and since, especially reading “the macrobiotic way,” it has been excrutiatingly ¬†overwhelming – but i want to try it.

so, i’ve decided to do “macrobiotic MY way” – which means i’ll do what feels right, what seems reasonable, and what i can – and see how it goes.

for example, i’m not drinking local spring water – i’m sticking with dasani (gasp) – because i know i’ll drink dasani – and it’s better than drinking a diet coke.

i know that there is actually a fresh spring around here somewhere – people bring their gallon jugs and fill up – if i get to that later, i get to that later – if i don’t, i don’t.

another example, i love brown rice – i’ll eat brown rice – maybe pressure-cooked, maybe cooked on the stove top, and maybe it will be trader joe’s frozen brown rice ready in three minutes in the (gasp) microwave.

here goes nothing.


starting over

•16 September 2009 • Leave a Comment

in the last few weeks i’ve moved out, filed for divorce, seen my freshman son off to college, tried new things, tried old things . . .

we’ve been married for 19 years – he’s a pastor – he hasn’t told anyone at church – it seems like he has no intention of doing so – i guess that’s his therapy

i’m sick and tired of being sick and tired – and obese – ¬†don’t know what to do about it – am determined to figure it out

i don’t know what i believe – if i believe in god – or in anything else

i’m confused about a lot of things

as you might imagine

but optimistic about the future