In the final stretch of this 365 challenge and in the first 10 days of my 75-DAY SPRINT TO THE FINISH, I’m having to change things up. Committing to losing 30 pounds in 10 weeks requires some intense focus… and to complete that along with the 3 rules I’m already keeping each day to complete tasra365… that means I’ve got to be pretty serious about my time and even my food.
I’m having to be more selfish, with my time, energy, food, schedule. In the past and even still, I tend to think of being selfish as a negative, a dirty word. But when I think about it in terms of this challenge, I have to rethink that assumption. Is it bad for me to be selfish with my time if it means I’m accomplishing a major goal that ultimately benefits hundreds of others? Is it bad for me to be selfish with my food or specific meals I have to eat in order to stay on a diet that gets me back in shape and on track so I have more energy to invest time and energy in my family and those I love? Of course the answer is no, it isn’t bad. So then, by default, being selfish can’t be all bad either.
What do you think about that? Are you selfish?
Tonight I selfishly made my own dinner before anyone else’s in order to stay on schedule and keep my metabolism going. According to the hubby, it looked tasty. I would’ve made more, but we had limited ingredients and I had limited time… more food takes more time. It was tasty and the perfect subject for my photos. So many food photos lately, I’m starting to feel like a food blogger.
Sweet Potato Fries are easy to make and not really fried. I just peel the potato and cut into fries. Then use a little Amish butter in the pan to cook until lightly browned. Once done, I sprinkle cinnamon and stevia.
For the grilled garlic mushroom and onions, I use Amish butter again, grill the onions until soft, then add the sliced mushrooms. I like them to brown a little and get close to carmelized, then I add garlic and serve.
Camera Manual: Page 79 – White Balance.
Images: Looked at images by Leila Jones today. If you haven’t heard the news, Leila’s family is in the midst of a tragic loss…. their 18-year old daughter went missing Sunday and her body was found today. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.