Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Getting Un-fat, and Lemonade

Well I'm sort of "back on the horse" in terms of dieting and exercise. Although, I'm not calling it a diet. Its more of an attempt to not totally sabotage my body and health by eating the crap that I normally indulge in. Our ten-day trip was a free-for-all in terms of eating.  Every single meal was eaten out.  It is hard to get out of the habit of eating like that. Summer is a great time to do this though because I love fresh fruit and vegetables and there is so much to choose from.  I hate winter, when the only good stuff you can are apples, oranges and bananas. Gross. Plus anything grilled tastes awesome.

We're probably going to the beach at the end of June, and I'd like to be able to face the idea of getting into a bathing suit. I tried to convince my husband that one piece bathing suits are cool now (they ARE) but he, along with 99% of men I'm sure, is not buying it. I checked my membership profile online for LAFitness and they show your work out history. It turns out that all those times that I thought about going to the gym did not count as actually going. Luckily, one of my best friends is joining my gym soon so I'll have some new motivation. She is one of those people who can do the elliptical for two hours straight. I might have to chain myself to her to prevent me from leaving.

So today, rather than doing something  . . . you know . . . productive, I made lemonade. It's sunny, it's warm, I just spent $370 on my dog for vaccinations and meds. Why not? Plus its kind of healthy, which is what I'm going for these days. All I did was juice a big lemon (I also used the pulp, because I like it), add in a couple handfuls of frozen raspberries and some ice cubes. I used a packet of Sweet-n-low to sweeten it, but also supplemented with a little sugar because I can't stand too much sugar substitute, I'm very sensitive to the taste. It's not as super sweet as lemonade, and is more refreshing. I made it in a sealable glass jar so I  just filled that with water and shook it up. It looks pretty and tastes delish and will help me get my water for the day.


  1. That actually sounds pretty good! I'm totally with you on cutting the crap food out of my diet, it's just not right!

  2. That drink looks delicious, i love lemonade and raspberries! I am also trying to eat healthier, but no diets for me. I just love snacking on chips and junk food too much :/ I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies!

    haha I have no gym motivation either. Sitting on a machine for an hour just doesn't do it for me.

    I found you from 20SB p.s. :D

  3. God, travel is the worst - I got back from a 5-day trip and can literally fit into half my clothes at this point. I think we all go into caveman mode and eat whatever food we can find, since we don't have our own kitchen to pillage as needed. But then we just go overboard.

    I usually wear one-piece bathing suits, I think they're sexy! Not the mom kind, but the American Apparel maillot kind (http://store.americanapparel.net/rntp30.html?cid=32). I don't like bikinis because I think they're boring, and there's not enough fabric involved for them to be interesting (men may disagree).

    Lastly: is it bad that I thought your lemonade could be enhanced with a splash of vodka?

  4. Jill - I have refused to weigh myself since I got back from my trip. I checked out your blog and I'm following!

    Annabelle - No, the vodka thought crossed my mind right after the first sip. I like my drinks to be tart to take away from the liquor taste and this would def do the trick! I just might get a one piece . . . I checked out the suit you were talking about and its just as sexy as a bikini.