and I love my newfound enthusiasm for weight loss. it's only been raging for the past two days, but already I notice a difference in my stomach and arms. what a great motivator.
side note: I don't like how Emeril has a penchant for saying, "baby" to his food, it's just odd.
tonight I'm making a white vegetarian chili for dinner. it's a recipe I found on Sparkpeople (which is helping me track my food intake and exercise) and I'm really excited for us to try it. I have to run to Wegmans to pick up a few items, and will probably use my being out as an excuse to go to the Y and burn a few calories today. :) I found this morning as I was trying to drink coffee with vanilla nut creamer in it that it was too sweet for me - normally, with the amount of creamer that I put in, it wouldn't be sweet enough, and I was so displeased with the taste that I ended up tossing the whole cup after only a few sips. it not only saved me a lot of calories, but also some fat grams and a miserable cup of coffee too.
I have a translating project that I'm really excited about. a friend of Michele has family roots that trace back into French Canada, and they have two large books that they don't understand because they don't speak French; so they asked me to translate it for them, and I'm only more than happy to do it :)
what else? I went out with friends after chorus last night, and despite there not being chicken wings like I was craving, it was a great night. it's nice to be out with friends and reconnect and see what's going on in everyone's lives. it's certainly different for me now being an overnight step-mom, but I love being a part of this family, and it's brought me a lot of groundedness and calm that I previously hadn't had. :)
ok, it's noon, time for me to get going! I've slept most of today away...
*hmm, I decidely don't like Emeril, but tuna steak dressed in tapenade over polenta sounds lovely.
- omg I love Pristiq