Weight Weight Just Love Me – Prep – Day 28

Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT

Kerry getting closer to her food.

Kerry getting closer to her food.

I’m busy prepping for a week away – heading to hone my cooking skills at the Stella Culinary Boot Camp .  My Happy Aging Cookbook collaborative partner Kerry Miller wanted to go and it seems like a great idea. I love cooking school. Kerry and I are road tripping there – a ten hour drive.  We are both foodies so of course this prep involves creating great road trip.  Part of the fun of a road trip for me is making incredible sandwiches on the side of the road in the remote wilderness somewhere. For this trip, we have a sprouted sour dough bread with a great chew, organic cheeses and meats, juicy heirloom tomatoes and wonderful naturally fermented pickles.  It’s like heaven in my hand – especially since I don’t normally indulge in sandwiches too often.

I love myself too much to eat fast food on road trips.. It rather shocks me what passes as edible in these places.  It’s more than a little alarming.  In 2010 I challenged myself by driving across the country fully supported with foods I grew and/or raised myself. I wanted to see if I could do it. Every couple of days I’d have to heat water for my thermos – but other than that, I had delectable food I had prepped for the adventure.

Supposedly as you get older, you get more picky and less desirable.  Yet I have not found that to be my truth.  As I’ve become more discerning about what I consume and committed to prepping a healthy food environment for myself, I’ve also attracted people who share similar sensibilities. Now I’m surrounded by loving, caring, kind and compassionate people who love themselves as much as I love myself and we create amazing meals together.  I’m deliriously happy  I prep to the level I do and only participate in what truly nourishes me – including the people who share the moments of my life.


Kate’s commentI am so with you on the fast food during road trips sentiment. I already feel cruddy from being cooped up in a car all day – the last thing I want to do is give myself a stomach ache from yucky food. I remember how much fun it was to make sandwiches with you on the side of the road on our way to Whitehorse – and I felt good afterwards! What a difference real food makes.

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