I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rosemary Zucchini and Squash Pizza

This pizza was out of this world! I baked squash and zucchini medallions that was covered in rosemary and olive oil from my mother's garden for fifteen minutes.
Then I put them on a piece of garlic Nan, with feta and mozzarella cheeses and then I baked it some more-about five minutes.

The veggies that did not make it on the bread were still baked a little longer and were put in a bowl with the cheeses. Fab!

I have discovered that I just love baked veggies-the heat carmelizes their natural sugar and with a little seasoning, you just cannot go wrong. The bread, although toasted, was super soft and the whole thing melted in my mouth.
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I told my mom today that I am just going to have to suck it up and learn to love and accept my new body. I say "new," because I have gained about ten or fifteen pounds, which has made my boobs bigger and quite a few of my clothes no longer fit me. I saw my nutritionist a few weeks ago and she stated that my eating is great and that I should not change a thing about the way I eat, which was a relief. She did say that I should get more exercise, which for me is either walking, water aerobics, or yoga, because of my arithritis. I have been meaning to do water aerobics at the local park, but I keep on failing to show up in this busy holiday season. I do want to move my body more and I do really want to try out water aerobics, but I finally had to face the fact that right now I am just too busy. Being too busy at times to take perfect care of one's body is okay. In fact, it's more than okay-sometimes it's necessary. Since I do not need to change my diet and since I will not have time to do any serious exercise until I get back from going to Virginia and Maryland to visit relatives, I need to just learn how to love my body. So my belly's a little bigger, so what?! I'm happier than I perhaps have ever been and that matters so much more.

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