Friday, October 22, 2010

My Heart is Feeling the Art

Recently, I took a trip to the coast. Some friends and I rented a house at the beach in the quaint town of Cambria. There are quite a few galleries and art shops in the village and we also visited the Hearst Castle which is loaded with art. I came home very inspired and ready to create again.

Today I picked up my paints and brush and got to work. Ms. Autumn is the result.

Coconut Flour

It's been 3 months since I began this health journey. I am down 18 lbs. and am having many more energy-filled days than I used to have. I am no longer as strict as I was, but as much as possible I do try to eat fresh, natural foods that I prepare myself.

I have discovered and fallen in love with coconut flour. It is high in fiber and low in carbs. I have been making pancakes with it and little tea cakes which have been a big hit with my friends. I can't wait to try it in cookies. I use Truvia as the sweetner, which is granulated stevia.

I am so pleased that this way of eating has also lowered by blood sugar and I seldom suffer from insomnia anymore. I hope to continue to be good to my body by only filling it with good stuff.