Jan 22, 2012

Poppies At Sunset

I have added three of the poppies to my background.  They are pretty interesting even without the leaves,  There is more to come on this piece and I hope to find some time during the next few days to make some more progress.

We have started a new stricter heart healthy diet.  It means spending lots of time at the grocery store READING labels on everything.  Thank goodness things like fruit and vegetables only require finding out the country of origin.  We are also heading up to Grafton Wi. to go to a few specialty stores to find some of the things that are unavailable at our local groceries.   On this diet it is important to eat at the same time each day.  This is really hard for us as we were pretty loose about that for a long time.  The theory is your body goes into stress when it is not fed at regular intervals.  I think my body has been under a lot of stress for a long time.

This diet also requires a lot of new recipes.  That means reading and putting together meals rather than just knowing it.  I am learning as I am going and will remember a lot of these recipes when I make them again.   My friend, Rian also helped by sending me several ideas for me to use and that helps too.

The diet is in the book "The Spectrum" by Dr. Dean Ornish.  It is a very interesting book and I have learned many things I did not know from reading it.  It also comes with a meditation DVD which is an important daily ritual I would like to add to my life if I can figure out how to turn my brain off!  If you are interested in learning more you can go  to this link:   The Spectrum

2 comments:

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I just love your poppies. I really like this technique of creating a beautiful background and adding things in the foreground.

Good luck with your new way of eating. It isn't easy to change old habits--I'm trying to all the time.

WoolenSails said...

Really love how it is progressing, those colors looks so beautiful together. I had home made tacos tonight, that is healthy to me, lol. I do need to learn how to quiet myself, maybe I should try meditation again, did it when I was younger.

Debbie

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