Monday, December 30, 2013

Finishing 2013 @ the Sewing Machine

Discovered my sewing machine and a boatload of sewing blogs late in '13 so here's a sneak peek at my latest garment... A light weight denim shirt with a pleated cuff. I've never worn this cuff so I'm curious how it will wear - if it will drape too much and get in the way when I move across the desk or the kitchen counter.  As you can see, I finished all the seams with a bias tape I made from an old skirt

Update forth coming

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Nourishing Wisdom by Marc David

I have discovered this book by Marc David that I think will help me redefine my relationship with food. I have been struggling trying to define what foods are good for me and which ones aren't now that maintenance is a reality.  I've explored the GAPS, the Paleo and also the "Anything Goes" food routines and while the GAPS seems to be the one that enables me to feel the best, it is also the most restrictive - which is something I can't do when I'm bored or exhausted.

So in Marc David's book he is pointing out how we think about food and how important it is to move beyond the "diet do's and don'ts" to a bigger perspective, one that includes our bodily cycles.  He describes times when we are cleaning, times we are building and times we are sustaining and joins these together with three levels of eating: therapeutic, maintenance and experimental.

There's more but that's as far as I've gotten so far.
It's a good book and even though I'm just a little bit into it, I recommend it!