Goodies Galore

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

No, I haven’t quit my blog.

I haven’t posted since Wednesday morning and it feels like forever ago. I was cramming for a midterm so I had to prioritize my time and unfortunately blogging had to take the back seat. Sadly, there’s not much news to report. On the plus side, it’s absolutely amazing out and has been for the last few days. I busted out my flip-flops for the first time and they just aren’t going to cut it this season. I really need a cute pair of flops that are actually supportive. Do they exist or is support compromised with every flip-flop. I plan to search tomorrow so let me know.

This is the first weekend in a little while that we’re not going away and I couldn’t be any happier about it. I’m really looking forward to staying local and enjoying a nice, relaxing, inexpensive weekend. Len is going out tonight to watch UVM play and wants me to join him but I really have no desire to drink and hanging out with drunk people sober is the absolute worst. I may just hang in, clean, do some homework and rent Precious. Yes, I just thought of that plan right now and it sounds great! Len and I haven’t spend much time together this week though so I’m torn about not going. We’ll see.

One of my best friends ever (we basically shared a crib) just got an apartment about 45 minutes south of me so we’re going to spend all day together tomorrow. Our only plans are taking a nice walk and shopping. I HATE shopping when I feel gross and overweight but I desperately need some presentable clothing. Though I don’t love my body right now, having some clothes that make me feel pretty helps set the day up right. Right now I’m wearing old rugged clothes to my internship and I feel like a slug all day. Who needs that? My friend and I are also going to hit up the grocery store to make a healthy meal. This is the friend who is doing the no sugar/no flour diet and has been successful for three weeks now. I’m impressed.

My eats have been totally repetitive the last three days so I don’t have much to show. I’ve been eating TONS of cauliflower. Tons. So much so that I was disappointed to see another head in my Boston Organics delivery yesterday. Along with the cauliflower, I’ve enjoyed lots of carrots and broccoli. Every single cut up veggie was dunked in that Trader Joe’s hummus. I’ve been obsessed and have had the veg/hummus combo at least once a day since Tuesday; sometimes twice and once for breakfast. Embarrassingly enough I ate the whole container–hey, I told you it would be gone in three days and it lasted four.

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That's all she wrote

Last night after class I enjoyed a veggie burger with tomato sauce and roasted veggies–potatoes, carrots, and you guessed cauliflower. Oy. I had to really work the ketchup bottle since it was on its last leg.

The salad/refried bean/hummus/hot sauce combo has also been pretty intense this past week. Today I added a twist and piled it all into a whole wheat pita with feta cheese. Mmmmmm.

Along with this healthy stuff, there was also some unhealthy stuff like candy bars, cookies and cake. There was a birthday at work so we all got a big fat ass piece. Okay, so maybe only mine was big and fat ass.

Updates–HATING my hair but can’t go get it evened out because it cannot afford to be any shorter.  Been there, done that and it’s not pretty. Also, now that it’s warmer my face is starting to break out from sweat. Does this happen to you?

Check out this pic–Ellie likes to sleep in our bed like a person so this is usually how we fall asleep–Lens head, Ellies head, my head (which is obviously missing.)

She's a brat and HAS to be in the middle.

How do you all make shopping a positive experience when you’re feeling frumpy?


March 19, 2010 - Posted by | dogs, Food, Friends, fun, The Boyfriend


  1. I hope you have fun shopping despite not feeling up to it. I always think about what Stacy and Clinton(yes I am a WNTW dork!)when they say find the clothing the flatters you the best! Hang in there…honey! And when all else fails shop for SHOES!! haha!

    Comment by Kelly | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. this might not be super constructive, but i start off getting sizes that i know will be way too big for me…i try them on first and it boosts my confidence a little. then i don’t feel so bad about my normal size and feel a lot prettier in whatever it is that i’m trying on!

    Comment by Heather | March 19, 2010 | Reply

    • you might be onto something!

      Comment by lpskins | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  3. Hooray you’re back! I missed you and Ellie haha! I also hate shopping when I feel gross, but I’m with Kelly if all else fails shop for shoes. Or go to a store where the clothes run bigger and feel happy when you’re normal size is too big! Haha that’s what I do, and probs why I love JCrew so much.

    Comment by Kelly | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  4. The only way I can make shopping ok when I’m feeling frumpy is to go with a friend. My friends always make me feel better and even give me tips on what clothes work best for my body type.

    Comment by homecookedem | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  5. I am not a fan of spending time at the mall because of some of the reasons you said and bc I’m so picky about what fits just right… I’m with some of the other ladies on this one- if at first you don’t succeed, blow the money on some really hot shoes! 🙂

    And I giggled when you noticed my broccoli obsession still going strong. 🙂

    Have fun with your friend tomorrow!

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  6. I can’t believe I thought this but the first thing that popped into my head after seeing the last picture was – Ellie must make being.. intimate a bit difficult. I didn’t actually think the word “intimate” but I’m sure you get the picture.

    Shopping for clothes when you aren’t at your happy weight sucks, been there (am there) done that. It sure does make me feel better though.. sort of. Looking pretty always helps. 😉

    Comment by highonhealthy | March 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Um yeah, you could say that.

      Comment by lpskins | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  7. I have high arches and reef flip flops are fantastic in the support area! I don’t know of they come in an any colors mine are just brown but they go with everything… I wear them everytime I go to NYC or Philly and know I’ll be walking a lot

    Comment by Meg | March 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Awesome, thanks Meg.

      Comment by lpskins | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  8. RAINBOWS! they completely mold to your feet and last 10 years I swear

    Comment by Brittany | March 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Sadly my feet are too wide for rainbows. Makes my heart hurt.

      Comment by lpskins | March 19, 2010 | Reply

  9. I love my Rainbows so much! Mine definitely haven’t lasted 10 years though….maybe 3. Could be because I wear them every single day over the summer. The sole is coming off. I think I’m going to have to break down and get another pair this year.

    Comment by Ali | March 20, 2010 | Reply

  10. Have fun shopping. Who cares about sizes? They’re different at every store. Buy clothes that make you feel good! Clinton and Stacy always say, “Dress the body you have now not the one you want in the future” Who wants to live like that you know? We could die tomorrow, so let’s look fabulous while we can!!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | March 20, 2010 | Reply

  11. my dog always has to sleep in the middle too….

    Comment by actorsdiet | March 20, 2010 | Reply

  12. i am also a fan of reefs! i think they are phenomenal! since i’ve had my kids, my feet have gotten wider, and reefs still fit me so good. you can get them at trailblazer.

    Comment by jenn graves | March 20, 2010 | Reply

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