So my camera kind of died. And I’ve been busy. Now the baby’s kicking again!
Operation Bulk Up:
It’s official, I’m up about six pounds since the start of the school year. The dietitian is very happy. I admit, my first thought was “eeeeugh, the fat, it returnith!” and so any perceived squishiness in my tummy is met with the most ardent of grimaces. I know damn well it’s not all muscle, but I’m hoping some of it is. I also know that if you’re underweight, you are going to get some belly fat. But I keep telling myself it’s a good thing. My body is just recalibrating.
A person who I greatly respect, the personal trainer Leigh Peele, said something that really helped my confidence. She was answering a question from someone who was scared of regaining weight she’d lost. Leigh responded that she herself is not scared of gaining weight–and she has gained some, due to an injury–because she knows exactly how to lose it, and can do so any time she wants, and not through stupid shit like lemonade. No, I do not want to lose weight, but her answer gave me a more logical perspective.
- Balsamic vinegar and cottage cheese are BFFs
- Thai Kitchen? Makes fucking awesome microwave noodles
- Because of the wonderful Sophia, I can finally poach a damn egg ON THE STOVE
- Pumpkin, cottage cheese, and BBQ sauce are totally Carole, Lisa, and Stevie from those dumb Saddle Club books
Creamy Pumpkin Bran
Cottage cheese, kabocha, and walnuts, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Simple and yummy. Pumpkin oats are a blogger staple for a damn good reason!
Ok, no sushi rice, but we gots some hamburger and avocado! With a lovely side of peanut butter-drizzled sweet potatoes.
Salmon fillet with white beans, steamed artichoke, avocado, and Trader Joe’s No Salt Added Salsa. This was very tasty. Salmon goes great with so many flavors.