Friday, December 17, 2010

On the Mend..and in the 50's!

Thank you so much for all of your healing thoughts and cyber-soup, they worked! By Wednesday afternoon I was feeling so much better, was able to participate fully in Kali's birthday celebration!

After spending the morning some quickie housekeeping, I met the Birthday Girl, her beau and my dad for lunch at a wonderful local Cuban restaurant, Las Vegas. Keeping in mind my fragile tummy, I ate a delicious bowl of chicken soup and a piece of plain Cuban bread. Mmmmm..just what the doctor (or nurse) ordered!

I then parted with the family and went shopping for the celebratory feast. Kali requested deli food which in our family means only one thing: Gino's Italian Market. I'm a regular shopper there, try to stop by every week or so to take advantage of their great prices on fresh meat, cheese, and sometimes just to "window shop" in the bakery.

This particular day I spent a good amount of time at the deli counter..Provolone and Salami and ham, oh, my! Along with Italian bean salad, macaroni salad & some fresh loaves of bread, a feast was in the making! The best part of the trip was the special attention I got from the elderly butcher who insisted that I sample everything I purchased and when I protested, accusing him of making me fat, he exclaimed, "I lov-a the way-a you look! Don't worry 'bout it!" God, how I love Italian men..

One last cruise by my favorite area of the store..but nope, no vino for me today..sigh..

Eschewing my Jenny Craig meal just this once, I joined my family in the consumption of our delicious moderation. Small sandwich, bite of bean salad, but when it came to dessert, I was not passing up the Cassata Cake!

I had a small slice that, seriously, was worth the hour on the treadmill it cost me. Oh. My. Goodness. This stuff was fantastic!

So, birthday celebration and tummy troubles behind me, I awoke Thursday morning ready to return to work..but first, my JC Consult. I am thrilled to report that I have broken through the 160's and weighed in at 157.6! Yippee!!

Well, dear readers, I really should get off the computer and finish a few things around the house. Beren and I are headed up to our other home for the weekend, am hoping it's nice & chilly up there so that we can light the fire pit and do some serious cuddling.

Have a Beauty-Full Day, TGIF!


  1. Way to go on the weight loss!!! That is fantastic.

    ~sigh~ I wish we had an Italian Deli in Ormond! The closest thing we have is Noahs Market but its not the Italian Deli I am used to in NY!

  2. I have never been to Gino's - must rectify that soon!

    Congratulations on your breakthrough - so proud of you... <3

    Drop a note when you get back in town and I'll swing by a copy of my 2010 Holiday Mix - it's a keeper, if I do say so myself... :-)

  3. Susan, let me know when you want to take a field trip to Gino's..groan...;)

    I am *so* looking forward to your newest Holiday Mix, am sure that it'll be just as fabulous as ever!


  4. Congrats on the breakthrough!!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you, Roz! Hope you're having a great weekend as well!

  6. Jacquie, I think I found an Italian deli in Daytona, will get back to you when I confirm. :)

  7. Congrats on your break through. I feel like I'm stuck in a rut right now too, trying to get from 210's into 200's. Have a great holiday and happy New Year!