What a glorious weekend!! A full weekend of sunshine here in Portland, OR - everyone is outside and happy!
Just sent in my progress pics for the "Success Stories In the Making" thread. Yahoo!! Almost 20lbs down since January. For those of you who don't want to exercise the extra clicks (!), here's the skinny:
January 5, 2012: 203.2lbs
April 7, 2012: 184.6 lbs - I think you can see that my arms can come down better along my sides, because there is that much less of me! What you can't quite see very well is there are a lot fewer chins :O. Still a ways to go, but I am looking and feeling so much better already, and it's all good from here on out!!
Yesterday morning I was rather uncharacteristically hungry by mid-morning, so I made myself a full, yummy breakfast of eggs topped with avocado and salsa, and rainbow chard sauteed with a little red onion, and some lovely strawberries.
I once again had the experience I've had for a few months now - that shortly after I eat a delicious, nutritious meal, I feel like the bars of my life energy above my head are being restocked, like in a video game.
Today, we went out for Easter Brunch at the Urban Farmer Restaurant in Portland. I cannot recommend it more highly for Primal Peeps! Take a gander at my plates:
Applewood smoked bacon, which is hiding Painted Hills beef brisket and roasted Oregon lambcetta
Country ham eggs Benedict
Roasted beet, fingerling potato and arugula salad
Spring garlic soup, presented with the condiments on the bottom of the cup, over which the soup was poured (very cool!), with pecorino and truffle
Spring pea salad with radish, shallot and citrus vinaigrette
Citrus cured smoked salmon with red onion and capers
Kiwi, blueberries and grapefruit
Deviled egg assortment:
Traditional, with candied bacon and espelette
Tuna tartare with black olive and pine nuts
Smoked trout with dill crunch
Wild mushroom and melted leek
Oh, and as it is now the end of Lent, I had coffee. Mmm, how I missed you, beloved roasted bean.
A great weekend of work and play (YAY! Actually got my arse out and went to TWO parties this weekend!). Plus, on Friday I put on my khakis and realized they looked like clown pants, so went clothes shopping and got two new pairs of pants (smaller!) and some cute shirts and a pair of sandals. I am finally small enough to not have to shop at the Fat Girls stores anymore, so I went to the mall and shopped at regular stores, which is such a great and freeing feeling.
Best of all, I treated myself to a proper bra fitting and got a new bra with an extender, so hopefully it will last me through the next 20 or so pounds! (Note that I had not yet purchased it at the time of the progress pic above, alas...)
Life is fabulous!! Have a great week, all!