Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

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Precious is On Demand. I’m terrified to watch it since everyone describes it as “intense”. Sometimes I feel too fragile to deal with heartache and I’m sensing that’s what I’d be left with if I tune in. It’s probably better since I have this damn paper to write.

Lunch was amazing as I knew it would be: spring mix, carrots, broccoli, refried beans (toot), hot sauce and cilantro and jalapeno hummus. I’m telling you people, I’ve never tasted a better hummus. The container will be gone in three days. Luckily it has a low (ish) calorie count compared to other hummus varieties.

Damn that looks good.

Later I had more veggies with hummus and half an orange. The other half was dried up. That makes me wonder why they don’t sell dried orange slices. I also had some leftover ww couscous and tempeh.

And a little Eleanor on the side.

I could tell Ellie wanted to enjoy the sunshine so she and I went to the park. Boy did she have a blast. The ground was one big puddle to she and a horse Great Dane splashed around. I wish I had my camera because they were so cute together. Ellie is a tough broad but she wouldn’t dare mess with and dog quite so big. We left there muddy and wet but it was so worth it.

This time change is really messing with me! I can’t believe it’s already seven and I feel so awake. Erin (remember her) and I are supposed to go for a run in the morning. I miss our morning runs together so I’m really looking forward to it.

Happy almost St. Patty’s day. Though I am 25% Irish, I will not be celebrating as I will be writing a paper. My nana used to make the best boiled dinner and although I don’t eat red meat anymore, I can still remember how good it tasted. And boiled cabbage and carrots….. with mustard or vinegar. Oh la la!

Don’t forget to tune into Idol. Team Didi all the way!!!!!!

What’s your favorite ethnic tradition? I’m mostly Italian and mine is eating. In general.

March 16, 2010 Posted by | dogs, Family, Food, fun | 13 Comments

Hair cut on the cheap

After my run this morning I couldn’t help but notice the nastiness that is my hair. Suddenly I just couldn’t stand the length and dryness of it. I haven’t gotten a haircut since November of 2008. Yes, you read that right. November of 2008. I’ve been putting off going to the salon because quite frankly, I’m broke and would rather spend the 50 bucks elsewhere, like the grocery store. Before I knew it I was standing in front of the bathroom mirror with an old rusty scissor and a small compact. Time for a hair cut, ladies. Please keep in mind that I have no clue what I’m doing. I parted my hair in the middle and separated in into two sides. Please don’t mind the sweaty face and running mascara.

Pre cut

Without so much as a measure or even wetting my hair– snip snip, snip. Okay, don’t freak out. Grab the other side-snip, snip, snip.

Definitely not even. I could use some  layers.

Shit! Too many layers but there’s no turning back. Here’s the final product.

Len’s going to even it out tonight. Well, I’m certainly not in love with it but I saved 50 bucks!

I went to mimi this morning and we scratched the three category rule. I told her that it was too hard for me to start the days off accepting a binge. For next week I simply have to journal what I eat and the times. I had a hard tome conceptualizing what I eat so she wants to see it for herself.  We may or may not going back to the category strategy down the road. I told her I was thinking about the no flour/no sugar diet and she said that if I wanted to try if for a week to see how it feels I should, but that it’s not the solution. She’s right but it would feel damn good to clear my system of all it’s processed toxins. The rest of my therapy was spent talking about the dysfunctions within my family. My parents just finalized a dirty divorce so Mimi has been my sounding board. I don’t care what people say, divorce is hard regardless of how grown the kids are. Moving forward.

Have you ever had a day when it seems you break everything you touch? I’m pretty sure I just broke our washer and dryer. Sparks were flying and both machines just shit then bed. Not so awesome since I have wet clothes sitting in them. Then, after doing a little more trimming to the hair, I broke my damn sunglasses!! So annoying. Good news is that the sun is shinning and I just got some goodies at Trader Joe’s. The refried bean/hot sauce/hummus combo is back in action.

Back later with my grub!

March 16, 2010 Posted by | eating disorder, Family, Food, running, Self Discovery, The Boyfriend, therapy | 29 Comments