Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sampling at the library

Look what I picked up at the library today. I cracked open Women Food and God and so far, well, to be honest, it's a little disappointing. The author is more about spirituality, than any particular faith and drops the "f" bomb within the first three pages. But I'm going to stick it out and focus on the forest, not the trees. This passage on page 2 gave me pause (mostly in a I-don't-think-the-author-and-I-are-on-the-same-page kind of way):

"When we inhale Reese's peanut butter cups when we are not hungry, we are acting out an entire world of hope or hopelessness, of faith or doubt, of love or fear. If we are interested in finding out what we actually believe--not what we think, not what we say, but what our souls are convinced is the bottom-line truth about life and afterlife--we need to go no further than the food on our plates. God is not just in the details; God is also in the muffins, the fried sweet potatoes and the tomato vegetable soup. God--however we define him or her--is on our plates."

I did try the Biggest Loser DVD today too (not to be confused with Jillian's workout DVDs mentioned by several of you in previous posts). The 10 minute abs section made me sweat. Good stuff.

Soup book looks promising. Doesn't the fall just make you want to curl up with a big bowl of soup and a crusty piece of rustic bread?


  1. You are so on the ball girl! Way to go!!! Let us know if the book gets any better...

  2. Keep reading. It's a psychology book more than a diet book. In fact it without a doubt a non-diet book. More about intuitive eating. And yes, the idea of God is very illusive. It's more about connecting with yourself and not ignoring your needs.

    It is by far one of my favorite books.

  3. A trifecta of knowledge Apis, my first choice would be the Soup cookbook.

  4. Let us know how the book goes. Maybe you can give us some of the highlights that you do like when you're done.

    I'm all for soup but I'm not giving up on this warm summer weather yet. I'm holding out for at least another week.

  5. Can't wait for soup weather! Well, that's not entirely true. I should say, "One perk of cold weather is eating yummy soups."

  6. Yes, let us know when you find a great soup recipe!

    I think I'll be trying out more at-home exercising options now that the kids are back in school, so I'll be dusting off my exercise videos, for sure.