Tuesday, June 27, 2006


OK, seriously, y'all, I am SO FAT! This job is killing me. I'm only 5'1"... I can't just freely gain 5 lbs. without it making a serious change in how my clothes fit. And right now I have an extra 8-10. Ugh. My entire problem is willpower: I eat well at home because I only keep healthy food in my house. But give me an option between a chicken breast and a hamburger? Well, I'm going to choose the hamburger everytime. Hello, there are french fries!!

Sooo, I have a week and a half at home, and I'm going to see if I can't flush out (so to speak) some of these excess lbs. before I leave again. My focus this week will be soup and fresh produce. Last night I had french onion soup (with a dusting of parmesan, because honestly, who can eat dinner without cheese?), and replaced my evening glass of wine with a cup of chamomile tea. This morning I had two soy lattes (unsweetened soy milk) and currently I'm chowing on a bowl of watermelon and blueberries, with a tablespoon of lime juice and a teaspoon of wildflower honey. Yum! My dinner will more-than-likely be a zucchini and onion egg-white fritta, or maybe tomato soup. If I can get done with my schoolwork, I also intend to do some yoga. Go me, go!!

Please send good thoughts. Our dress code at work just changed from uniform to business casual, and I haven't worn my "work clothes" in well over a year. I doubt most of it still fits me!!


iamchanelle said...

mmmmmmmm, yoga. i love yoga and good food and feeling good because i am doing yoga and eating good food. haha! you go girl!

and if you want french fries without all the badness, slice up a couple sweet potatoes, toss with a little olive oil and chili powder and bake at 400 degrees until done (about 40 mins - soooo, perhaps when it is not so hot out!). then squeeze the juice of one lime over them when they come out. YUM YUM YUM.

hello jamie: said...

Girl, you KNOW how I feel about sweet potato fries!!

I'm making avgolemono ... will update accordingly.

krysten said...

good luck with the diet and exercising...I am looking at that same stuff myself. I've got a few more inches on you, but those extra 10 pounds don't look that great on me either! ok, ok, so i actually have lost the first 10 pounds i wanted to lose, but now i'm just being greedy and wanting to lose more...

looks like i may be getting some help from the medical world however...went and saw the doc about the ol' cholesterol this week. and some other stuff too....i'll email ya and give you the whole scoop and a half.

hello jamie: said...

YES! Tell all (and how you lost those first 10). I've been missing you ... and well, pretty much everyone lately. *dives back into Psych book*