“What you eat today will impact how you live tomorrow.”

I believe I have mentioned once or twice how much I enjoy food. Didn’t get to be my size not liking food, so there’s that.

I was bummed with the thought of never having pasta again. No carbs. Ugh.

Having to measure and weigh and watch what I eat dampened my spirits on food – for a while. But, now, not so much.

I was introduced to an array of food choices at Lucky’s Market here in St. Louis. A wonderful, joyous place. Yes, there is Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, but Lucky’s has a nice, cozy homespun feeling I enjoyed when I walked in. I found so many options there.

Take the Organic Soybean Spaghetti. You heard me. Soybean Spaghetti. Oh. My. Goodness!

What an amazing product.

A little sautéed onion, garlic, mushrooms and shrimp; sprinkle some parmesan cheese. Lordy. It was tasty. Packed with protein and, not one carb in site!

I’m actually enjoying coming up with new combinations of foods to try and recipes to tackle. Especially now that my food choices are much more expansive than protein shakes and oatmeal…eek!

My lovely niece bought me a Paleo magazine chock full of ideas I’m going to try. My daughter already got in to the avocado with egg breakfast! Yum! And, lunch today? Avocado and chicken lettuce wraps! Can hardly wait.

I guess what I have learned the most these last couple of days is that food doesn’t have to be boring when you are eating healthy (my sister is probably slapping her forehead right now with a “what have I been saying?” kind of expression on her face). It took surgery to make me realize this phenomenon. But at least I got there!

And, what I love most about my new appreciation of flavorful, healthy food is that my daughter is recognizing it too. I hope I can help her see how what she eats today will impact her tomorrow as well.

It certainly has been a tough lesson for me to understand … until now.

But at least I got there!

Next? We’re trying cauliflower rice! Can’t wait!

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