I know what you're thinking. Is that really blog worthy news, Lauren?
Yes. It is. I am quite proud of myself for choosing this healthy option over the frozen pizza that practically jumped into my arms when I opened the freezer tonight.
I have someone to thank for inspiring me to eat healthy this evening. A good friend of mine joined the blog realm recently. Much like Jesse and I, Suzy is using her blog to write about a special day that is fast approaching for her as well. Interestingly enough, her big day happens to be on the same exact day as ours. Her best friend is getting married on August 27th (Who can blame her? That day pretty much rocks!) and Suzy will be acting as maid of honor. Much like me, Suz wants to feel fit and fabulous when that day arrives, and every subsequent day thereafter as well. As long as I have known this girl she has been an inspiration to me when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Like most of us, she has had her struggles, but she always gets back on that healthy horse and keeps riding. She is just getting her blog started so be sure to go check it out. And leave her a little blog love while you're there. Ie: Leave a girl a comment, yo!
|Suzy and I hanging out at Stella's. This picture was taken the month prior to|
me meeting my future husband.
In an effort to spread the healthy eating I thought I'd share with you what I gobbled up tonight. Here's hoping I don't find that box of white cheddar Cheezits in a few hours and perform a disappearing act on them. Pray for me.
|Best salad EVA!|
OK. I will be the first to admit that I am no photographer. And the Blackberry camera does this salad no justice. Please just take my word for it--it was GRRREAT! I started by filling the bowl with Dole's Italian Blend salad mix. I love lettuce in a bag. So easy peasy. I then added a small amount of cheese (a big step for me is limiting my cheese intake-love me some cheesy goodness), half of an avocado chopped up (super food!), one hard boiled egg (if you're super lazy you can buy them all boiled up and peeled in a bag at Trader Joes--no word yet if Aldi has them), and a hearty helping of grape tomatoes (YUM-O!). I then tried my darndest to top the salad with as little Ranch as possible. And it was even Lite Ranch to boot. Bonus!
What did you have for dinner tonight? Did you read Suzy's blog? Are you going to try what she made? Any bets on if I will have my face fully submerged in the Cheezit box later tonight?
And finally, probably the all time best text message that I have received in a long time. Mom don't hate me for sharing this. You just sent it to me mid-blog so I couldn't resist.
MOM: R U watching Bethenny? She is always pumping.
BEST DAUGHTER IN THE WORLD (that's me, btw. It's how she has me in her phone, or at least that's how I imagine she has me in her phone): Fist or breast?
MOM: Breasts...large ones. :)
BEST DAUGHTER IN THE WORLD (again, this is me): Wow. Did you friend her on FB? Her and I are FB friends. You should friend her.
I am still waiting for a response. However, I am glad she sent me that text about Bethenny Ever After. Love that girl and I completely forgot her show premiered tonight. Bethenny, you just made my Monday nights twelve times better. Thanks for being my renewed breast friend.
Update: I completely forgot to show some linkin' love to another person who has inspired me in my salad eating kick. I have been following this fellow blogger ever since I read the guest blog she wrote for our wedding photographer. She is a fun, quirky gal, and I always get a kick out of her posts. Back at the beginning on the year she wrote her resolutions and one of them was to eat 300 salads in 2011. I haven't been keeping track of mine but such a fun concept, eh? A virtual high five to The Candace for being another salad-spiration sister.◦