" I can look at problems as opportunities to commit more deeply to my choices."
A year ago, I wouldn't have touched these oatcakes. I had cut myself off from all carbs and was living a life of deprivation. "My food" was separate from "my family's food" and I resented it. But, I was thin a year ago, and my logic was "Well, this is the price I have to pay for being thin." SIGH.
When I read today's reading in Courage to Change--"I can look at problems as opportunities to commit more deeply to my choices"--I realized that this unfortunate weight gain has given me the opportunity to reassess and be more honest with myself.
Truth: The way I was eating before was unmanageable.
Truth: I was living a life of deprivation and resentment kept me from being truly happy.
Truth: Oatcakes are pretty flippin' delicious.
Brutal honesty lead me to a new food plan that allows me more food, and allows me to have delicious food that I can share with my family. No more "my food" and "their food."
Life lessons from an oatcake. I can handle that.
Here's the amazing recipe. I used unsweetened almond milk, but it looks like any milk works. I ate mine with just butter and some sliced strawberries.