Showing posts from July, 2013

Wasn't it JUST the 4th of July?

I have just not felt much like posting boring posts and have also been super busy in my life, so a lot of this posting is from the 4th of July...over THREE weeks ago! First up are the parfaits I made. I used blueberries, raspberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream made from real cream! It was my tribute to the "Red, White, and Blue" theme of the holiday: It was good, but would have been better if I had been able to find edible strawberries that day. I am getting super picky about the foods I buy! Here is my husband and me at the park, waiting for darkness to fall so the fireworks would begin! I was wearing my shirt tucked in! Fat people aren't supposed to do that, are they? hehehehe My son.  That smile makes me think he's up to something! My hubby. My Irish folk singer! And some of the fireworks: ooooooooooooo aaaahhhhhhhhh ooooooooooooo aaaaahhhhhhhh My lettuce growing experiment has had mixed results. I had put it in a s

A Little Taste of Sunday

We went for a bike ride this morning. Unbeknownst to me, my husband took a little video of me riding along in front of him. It isn't much and it isn't flattering to my butt! The ride was very nice though. We are so lucky to have so many EASY bike trails to choose from in this wacky state we live in!

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I started this post shortly after I finished the last one a week or so ago. In reading Crabby's blog today, I realized that I should just finish this one and get it out there! I hope it makes some sort of sense to you. GUILT : Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. We lie, cheat, and steal. You say you don't do such things? You have never lied about what you've eaten? You have never cheated on your diet? You have never stolen a taste of something decadent? I bet you have a bridge for sale too, eh? Much has been written about the psychology of over eating. Theories abound about some past trauma leading to eating to self-medicate so we feel better. How can we feel better though, if while trying to lose weight, we lie, cheat, or steal an evil food substance? There is no room for guilt in a diet. A true diet is just a blanket term for the total sum of the foods we, or any other living thing, eats. Animals all are on a diet. Some eat grass as