It's Sunday and Rob left this morning on a rather long business trip which sent me into an emotional tailspin. After I had a proper meltdown, I wiped the snot from my nose and put on my workout gear. I'm just back from an hour of lifting heavy and treadmill walking. I feel a million miles better than I did a couple of hours ago. Endorphins are so much better than a box of Twinkies when you're feeling low.
Speaking of Twinkies, I had a dream that I was eating a giant cream filled ball of chocolate cake the size of a cantaloupe. I don't often dream of food, so that's a little weird for me. And what is it about cream filling, is the allure real or is it just good marketing? Hrmmm...cream filling is pretty great, I must admit. LOL!
I want to welcome new reader Orange Sprout. Thanks for the slow cooker lentil dal recipe, it sounds really good. I'm going to have to try it out once the weather cools down.
And finally, welcome to new reader Andrea, who found the blog through the story in Experience Life magazine. She is just starting her journey and has issues with making too big or too many goals. I know exactly how you feel, Andrea! If you have time to read my early posts, you will see that that was always my problem. Check out this post called "But how did you do it?" It's a rundown of my best strategies that helped me get my health and food issues back into balance. Best of luck!
I haven't posted a before and after for a long time. Here's a picture I took of a souvenir picture we got made at the Georgia Aquarium in July 2007...
Bonus points for counting how many chins I have and finding my neck.
And here is me in July 2010, 100 pounds lighter...
I don't know what I was thinking when I got dressed that evening, but I will take a bad outfit with my one chin and skinny neck any day!
The Indian inspired meal from last evening was excellent. The highlight was the mango cucumber raita. I mixed Greek yogurt with diced English cucumber and diced mango along with chopped cilantro, two hot green chiles that I de-seeded and diced very finely, a pinch of salt and a pinch of garam masala. I mixed the left over chicken meat with the rest of the raita which made the most unusual and delectable chicken salad that I just ate for a post workout snack. Yum!
I guess that's all for my Sunday mash up. I will leave you with some food porn before I hit the shower. Have a beautiful Sunday!
mango cucumber raita
Indian spice rubbed chicken rotisserie style
Quite possibly my favorite meal of all time~ sausages roasted with peppers, mushrooms, potatoes with a splash of balsamic vinegar before serving