Mardi Gras and the Oz

Happy Mardi Gras!  Thanks for all of your comments on the ‘normal‘ thing yesterday.  John doesn’t always understand where I am coming from with body image, so it’s nice to know I am not crazy! :mrgreen:

I woke up pretty early this morning and headed off to the gym to get my run in.  5.5 miles and a ton of sweat later and I was ready for breakfast!

Banana custard oats.  Topped with peach jam and almond butter.  Delish!  I’ll explain custard oats later this week.

Did a lot of work this morning.  Trying to be extra productive with all that is going on today.

Superfood lunch!

Greek yogurt, agave nectar, pumpkin, cinnamon, dried cranberries, and rice krispies (okay, not a superfood).

My folks came over and watched the Dr. Oz show today.  It was so weird knowing I was there.  And seeing my face a few times (dork alert!!).  Surreal.  I was smiling all the time.  I was just so happy to be a small part of all that!
I can’t believe they are able to hide all of those cameras and edit out the bloopers.  Merrill really was so inspiring wasn’t she? (and the others!).

And Richard Simmons – my very favorite things he said were about knowing your self worth.  They left out a big chunk of his interview, though, and the part that I had liked the most about never knowing who you would inspire each day.  Maybe it is online?

Happy Mardi Gras!

Each year John and I cook a Mardi Gras dinner.

Tonight’s dinner featured some chicken and andouille gumbo with brown rice:

Shrimp poboys (baked breaded shrimp)

Cornbread and fruit for goodness.  This was my sensibly portioned plate.

Cheers!

Then came some fun – tiny bead thrower:

Simpsons Monopoly!

Bananas Foster for dessert!  We even did a flambe and didn’t burn the house down…. phew:

I had a small portion:

I was extremely pleased at my eating today.  This was one of those times where I had the plan and followed through on it!  Yay!  I enjoyed every bite and am sitting here satisfied and not full.

What a great time.  We love to host dinner parties. 😀

Now I need to relax some.  Another busy day in store.  Have a great one!

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19 thoughts on “Mardi Gras and the Oz

  1. Shelley B

    I just finished watching the show (DVR’d) it – how fun to see you several times in the audience, always with a big smile on your face!!! You are so cute and looked great, Lori! Must be neat to see the finished product and compare it to what you actually saw there.

    Your Fat Tuesday party looks fun…good job with the bananas flambe not catching the kitchen on fire!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Let’s Be Real, Here… =-.

  2. Marisa (Loser for Life)

    Lori, I was sooooo excited to see you in the audience! I was smiling ear to ear when I recognized you and saw Diane. I was watching at the gym and I was trying to control my excitement cuz people were already wondering what the heck I was so happy about! LOL!
    Congrats!!! You are a weight loss star 🙂
    .-= Marisa (Loser for Life)´s last blog ..Diets Don’t Work! =-.

  3. MB

    I had my one good eye glued to the Dr. Oz show yesterday. I was so excited to catch a glimpse of you a few times with that beautiful smile of yours. It was such an inspiring show to see how many people have won the battle of the bulge. They should have had a 2 hour special for the Oz 100 so we could have seen more success stories. Congrats on all your success.

    Did you meet any new bloggers there?

  4. Susan

    I am going to have to track down yesterday’s Dr. Oz show online somewhere so I can spot all my fave bloggers!!

    That looks like a fabulous mardi gras dinner! Although, that bananas foster makes me nervous – hope you had a fire extinguisher close by! If not, my mom can probably go paint your cupboards too 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..‘F’ is for Balance =-.

  5. Lillian

    Happy Mardi Gras – your dinner party looked like lots of fun! And I loved seeing what you made and your control of portions – it’s always nice to truly an enjoy a meal so much!
    .-= Lillian´s last blog ..Good Food =-.

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