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!
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.
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.
Then came some fun – tiny bead thrower:
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!