Goodies Galore

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

food, fun, fat, flirt, feng shui

Yo! Long time no talk. Happy belated ❤ Day. A long time friend/sixth grade boyfriend/first kiss flew in from Colorado for the week so he and I went to dinner last night. We hadn’t seen one another for 18 years so it was fun catching up. We went to my all time favorite place, The Beehive.  I ordered old faithful, the Mezze Platter. No surprise there. I should own stock in that damn restaurant and dish.

I took today off from work and saw Big Miracle, matinée style. (Stolen pic below.)

I want a whale.

Make fun if you must but the blue hairs (old ladies) and I had a great time.  Such a beautiful story, good for any age.  Prior to the movies, a fabulous breakfast was had at Sorella’s in Jamaica plain. This place is a hidden gem: tasty, unique, and reasonably priced. The menu is very long and overwhelming however.

6 page menu, front and back.

I’m going through a no-meat and dairy phase so today was all about the tofu scram.

Holy crap!

Tofu, avocado, black beans, spinach, pesto, mushrooms, arugula, sprouts, and more. Goat cheese was omitted. Hash browns and toast on the side. Wipe the drool off the keyboard people. It was definitely as good as it looks.

Some other updates

1. I’m still fat and can’t fit into my pants. Ask my clients, they’ll tell you. 🙂 The good news is that a few colleagues and I started a three-month Biggest Loser Challenge. So far it’s motivated me a teeny tiny bit. I’ve been in a serious life rut the past month or so and my exercise habits have suffered. I think I’m going to take a break from running and put energy into other things like yoga, swimming, and sex. I kid.

2. Online dating has come to a screeching halt. I never went on second dates with the two guys I last blogged about. We made plans but then one of us would cancel so the spark quickly dwindled.  I’m gonna hop back on the horse (no pun intended) next week. I need to find myself a baby daddy one way or another. Anyone know of a reputable sperm bank? My roommate and I may or may not have looked into that last week. Oh, brother.  🙂 I just started writing for Examiner.com  as the Boston Online Dating Examiner so I need to get some good material. With that said, if anyone has any funny online dating stories to share, please comment below.

Check out my new bed spread courtesy of Urban Outfitters!

Thanks Dad and Rob for the gift card

Double sided

What guy wouldn’t want to crawl under beautiful creation…

February 15, 2012 Posted by | dating, Examiner.com, Food, Friends, fun, Movies, Workout, yoga | 3 Comments

Celebrations and Lessons learned.

Hola!

The past two weeks have consisted of celebrating birthdays and going out on dates. What would you like to hear first, the fun or the embarrassing?

The Fun.

January is a busy month because I’m best friends with a lot of Capricorn women. (We are the best sign, after all) Last weekend I trekked to Long Island to party with my fabulous friend Amanda who turned 32. A bunch of her girlfriends came over  and we bonded over ridiculous life stories, fantastic food, and the game Things.

Happy birthday Poodle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** Make note of the bread bowl to the right. I dominated that bad boy.

 

My great friend and roommate turned 29 last week. We raged it up at home with yet another spread, vino, and a vegan chocolate cake.

Melissa and Marisa = Great time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 31st birthday was on Thursday. I’ve been really busy lately and simply wanted to stay in to watch American Idol with my roommate. I know that sounds lame and I’m perfectly okay with that. I received many beautiful cards and gifts that touched my heart. I can’t believe an entire year has passed since my 30th birthday party. Last year brought about so many changes, most of which you guys know about. I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for this year.

Happy belated to my other Capricorn Sisters– Biff, Marisa, and my Mama.

The Embarrassing.

The world of online dating is a ridiculous place. Over the last two weeks, I’ve gone out with three different guys and each date has taught me an important lesson or two.

1. Don’t invest much time (pre-date) emailing/texting/chatting back and forth because that all goes to shit at first sight.  Verizon made a fortune from me this month.

2. If you arrive to a date early, head-in rather than wait in your parked car reading a book. You’re date might walk by, recognize you, then call you out fifteen minutes later when you eventually meander in.

3. Always look in the mirror before arriving to the destination or you risk finding a peppercorn wedged between your two front teeth at the end of the night.

 4. Never ever get drunk accidentally before a first date and show up to the restaurant ready to slow dance. It’s not charming.

5. Asking someone how many people they’ve slept within the first ten minutes of date is not appropriate or appreciated.

6.  Don’t ever count on your roommate to pick you up from a date. She might accidentally get drunk too, especially if you’re “pre-gaming” together.

7. If you think you scared the shit out of your date, you probably did. Call the next day to apologize.

8. As embarrassed as you might feel, these stories are like gold to friends. Family might be a little more concerned.

Never a dull day in this life of mine.

 

 

January 22, 2012 Posted by | dating, Family, Food, Friends, fun | 10 Comments

Weekend variety

Waking up without an alarm clock is probably one of the best things ever. There’s just something so liberating about opening my lids naturally. Oh sweet, sweet Saturday.

My ADD is off the hook this morning making it very difficult to start and complete this post. Please bear with me as things might get weird. (What’s new, right?)

Mr. Amos Lee has served as a serious distraction. Have you guys listened to his music?

Clearly I didn't take this picture.

Check out this youtube video and pretend that you’re slow dancing with your partner. Not that I’ve done that. Thank god for curtains.    There’s just something about a man and his guitar that melts my vageen heart. (I honestly can’t help myself.)  In my quest for fulfillment, I signed up for guitar lessons. They start on Tuesday so maybe I’ll try to learn this song.

Another ridiculous distraction is Facebook; the ultimate killer of brain cells. It’s just so damn fun.

What’s on the agenda this weekend??

My mama is visiting this weekend so we get to spend some QT together in Boston. Not sure what to do with the lady but it will likely involve shopping, eating, scoping out men, and things of that nature. She’s currently dating some douche named Butch (if that name isn’t a red flag I don’t know what is) but he’s not making the cut. I’m taking applications for eligible bachelors in the greater Boston area who dig hot moms.

She's ready to pounce

Speaking of dating, I’m joined the online dating world again and have something lined up for Sunday night.  Fingers crossed!!

Happy weekend, lovelies.

 

January 7, 2012 Posted by | dating, Family, Food, Friends, fun | 12 Comments

Codependence is for the birds.

Since Len and I broke up, I noticed something about myself that I’m not proud of: I’m struggling to be alone. Before Len and I dated, I was Miss. Feminist, a strong individual who didn’t need a relationship to feel fulfilled. Then life happened and I grew comfortable having a body next to me at night, someone who made me feel safe.  In the months since Len and I broke up, I’ve dated an assortment of people in an attempt to not face feelings of loneliness. Most recently, I’ve been in and out of a very unhealthy  4-month relationship with a complete douche bag. And believe me, douche bag is an understatement. I allowed myself to be treated poorly because the alternative was being alone and the was sure to feel worse.

Um, let’s re-read that last sentence… I allowed myself to be treated poorly because the alternative was being alone and the was sure to feel worse. Does anyone know where Lindsay went because this surely isn’t her.  The Lindsay I know would never stand mistreatment of any kind. The Lindsay I know wouldn’t allow values and beliefs to be compromised on behalf of someone else. The Lindsay I know would laugh in the face of an asshole and tell him to have a good time jerking off because he ain’t getting any of this.  The Lindsay I know is strong.

So last night I took out the trash and boy did it feel good.

 

 

Happiness is a choice we can make. In 2012, I’m going to find fulfillment in things that bring me joy, nurture my spirit and foster growth. And when loneliness rears its little head, I’ll simply smile, tell it to fuck off, and remind myself that I’m totally okay on my own.

Welcome back, sister.

January 4, 2012 Posted by | dating, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

Thanks for pointing that out.

Well hello friends. I can’t stay consistent with this blog for the life of me. Do you miss seeing this gorgeous face?

Thought so. Anyways, lots and lots to catch up on so not sure where to start.

Lets start here–  I’m fat. No seriously. I’m fat. I’ve gained 10 pounds since March and 4 people (my clients) have made comments in the last 2 weeks about it at work. I love my clients and all but good god, they lack social etiquette. Comments include: ‘Damn girl, you’re really packing on the pounds!”, “You know you’re gaining weight, right?”, “You gained weight. What happened? You stopped working out?” Mother f-ers. Although it’s hard to hear such feedback, I know it’s true and can kind of laugh at it.  Kind of.

So why the hell have I gained 10 pounds….

Well, a couple of reasons: I’ve been eating like shit and too much of it (in binge form and otherwise.) My latest favorite is french fries.  Salty? Really, Lindsay!  Also, for the last few months I’ve been eating out a lot and drinking tons of awesome beers. No Coors light for this bitch. We’re talking Pumpkin beers up the ass, Oktoberfests, and many other seasonal favorites. I’m all beered out at this point.

Remember when I mentioned that I was hanging out with a new boy? Yeah that ended last week. Although I was super (like, ridiculously) attracted to him, our personalities were too different and I wasn’t able to see past it. Booooo. He sure was nice to look at, and snuggle with, and kiss…. but character is character and it’s pretty tough to change. It was fun while it lasted. Onto the next victim!

The good news is that now my beer consumption and nights eating out have decreased. Now I just have to put down the fries and whoopee pies.

Maybe tomorrow.

 

November 13, 2011 Posted by | dating, dogs, eating disorder, Food | 6 Comments

all good things.

It’s almost 2 p.m. I have 21 miles to run today but simply cannot motivate to move my ass off this couch. I ate a LOT of carbs last night and my stomach is saying a big fuck you. Hopefully nothing is compromised during this run, if you know what I mean. Post run, I shall partake in more carb loading in the form of beer.

In the past couple of months, my roommate and I decided to stop being hermits and began going out more.  Turns out,  being holed up in the house eating whoopee pies and honey mustard pretzels all night is a big fat waste of life.  We’ve been exploring our new neighborhood and meeting some cool people along the way. One pretty cool person in particular.  

A little while ago, some douche  dude from online dating was supposed to meet my girlfriends and I out at a local bar. I cancelled on him that morning because I simply couldn’t be bothered to deal with the hassle of small talk, getting dolled up, etc. Well I ended up meeting a random at the bar that night and we’ve been hanging out pretty regularly since. I had never met anyone at a bar before so it was definitely unexpected and not planned. Feels much more organic than online dating. So far things have been really fun and exciting.There’s quite an age difference (he’s a baby  younger…..rawr!) which may prove to be an issue but time will tell. I’m trying not to get ahead of myself or over-analyze things, which can be difficult.  It’s not like I’m looking for a husband, baby daddy  or anything along those lines… just enjoying it date by date. After all, in case you forgot, I have a very serious five-year plan for getting knocked up that I intend to stick to.

So that’s what’s going on over here in Boston.

What do you love/hate about beginning stages of dating. 

 


October 1, 2011 Posted by | dating, Friends, fun | 9 Comments