Monday, September 27, 2010
We are "stuck" in Ormond this morning thanks to a little mess-up at the bank here, I need to go into the branch and try to rectify a HUGE error they made on my account. Grrr...it's not that I mind staying here one more day; on the contrary, I had such a great weekend that I don't mind extending it a bit longer.
Over the past couple of days, I spent a lot of time at the library, scouring the shelves for diet inspiration and motivation. I found both in Valerie Bertinelli's book, Losing It. Valerie is adorable, approachable, smart & funny, very much the girl next door. Her first book was an enjoyable read, and though I don't plan on calling Jenny, I am encouraged by the fact that a 40-something woman can go lose 40 pounds and get her bikini body back! At this moment, I am the exact weight Valerie was when she started her weight loss journey. What would I give to have this be my "after" picture?
I also did some cooking, found a wonderful lentil soup recipe thanks to The Clean Eating Mama. Even though it doesn't feel like Autumn here in Florida, I am still craving hearty soups & stews so plan on seeing similar recipes from me in the next few days/weeks.
(You should go check out her finished soup pics 'cause they are much prettier than mine).
Beren and I also did some home repairs, including new blinds for the kitchen. I'm hoping Loki has gotten past his appetite for such things, but I doubt it.
I'll be doing some menu planning on the drive home so stay tuned!