I believe I live a healthy lifestyle. I am determined to prove it to myself once and for all by not letting the numbers on the scale dictate my happiness.
I am a reformed morbidly obese individual. On my journey to a healthier me, I had gastric bypass surgery in May of 2004.
I made a vow to myself as I sat in the hospital miserable that I would not be one of those stories of people that lose via surgery, learn nothing, and gain it all back.
Now, I log my food faithfully, make sure
I get plenty of exercise, and live!
I also write a weekly column at Nutrimirror. Stop by sometime!
I have been spending a great deal of time adjusting after vacation...getting back into the swing of things, so to speak.
I can't believe it is Sunday and I am just now getting to share with you my Friday casual outfit!
The jeans are a pair of Joe Jeans; this style is called cigarette. They are a skinny jean but because of the amount of spandex there is a ton of s-t-r-e-t-c-h. They are quite comfy :). They are 3 years old, and I purchased them, I think from Anthropoligie. The camisole is 4 years old and was purchased at a boutique in Illinois. I can't remember the name of it. I went there once and picked up a few items. Guess it was not too memorable!
The sweater is from Banana Republic I picked it up 2 years ago. It came in beige or grey. I actually spent about 20 minutes trying to decide which color to get! I am happy with the beige!
The belt is from Silpada. I love the big silver buckle!
No picture of my Saturday outfit as it is still sitting in Ben's camera!
As much as I love a vacation away to some warm sunny place, where you can indulge in delicious restaurant cooked meals and some sightseeing, the older I get the more I realize I am happiest at home.
Yesterday we had friends over to the house for dinner. Ben cleaned; I cooked. As a result, Sunday housekeeping was done a day early. We slept in late this morning; we had a breakfast different for us. If you can have breakfast for dinner, why not dinner for breakfast? Well, at least around here, Roast beef hash and poached eggs is dinner. The hash is from Trader Joe's. If you see it, buy it. Do not hesitate!
I enjoyed cooking yesterday, and chose to do some more today. Here is what I cooked/baked... 17 Bean and Barley Soup (the Trader Joe's mix, Homemade Applesauce from Clean Eating Cookbook, Wheat Bread from the Clean Eating Cookbook, Calavasitas con Maez ala Sylvia, Pumpkin Scones and an Upside Down Gingerbread Pear Tart. Most of the scones and the cake will be going to work tomorrow :).
The kitchen is now clean, and I am sitting in the corner of my couch where I seem to be happiest of late. Dorothy said it best when she said "There is no place like home." Especially when home smells as good as mine does right now!
Pumpkin Scones with Leftover Fat Ass Frosting :) Only 198 calories (without the FAF of course!)