:-) :-/

So… the pants from 11th grade that I couldn’t even get over my hips… I got those on today. They fit. A bit snug, and a bit smooshy, but they went on easily and I didn’t have to threaten the zipper with sudden death. And the jeans… from 2 years ago, that were cutting off circulation to my upper body… now fit again. A bit tight, but in the sexy way. It’s a good feeling.

But… I’m still REALLY far from where I want to be. And that makes me a bit sad. Because I do miss being able to go out to dinner with friends. (Which I did today) It’s one of those things where you just have to weigh what’s more important to you and to me, it’s being able to feel attractive and comfortable in my clothes. So… I’ve been eating solids this weekend again and I think I’ll go back to liquid next week again. I need to go stock back up on soups because I’m all out. And on spinach, because I’m out of that too and those are kind of my staples. And this time I think I’m gonna make up a BIG batch of home-made veggie soup which is my favorite and will help keep my sodium lower.

I’ll check my measurements again probably at the end of next week. And we’ll keep doing the pants tests because scales suck and tape measures and clothes are much better estimates as far as I’m concerned.

A new discovery I’ve made… I’m a lush on a liquid diet. A very cheap date. I little glass of wine did me over today.

Happy weekend.

Liquid salvation…

Wow, that was a busy few weeks. Remember how about a week ago I said I was going to stop blogging about food? Well it worked. I decided to kick my body’s butt and go on a cleanse for the week. I’m doing it again this week and I’m feeling much better. And by much better I mean not completely like I have no control over my body. I think my body only responds well to dramatic changes. For example, when I first went vegetarian I instantly lost almost 15 pounds. Without any real change in my exercise. Dramatic. When I just eat cleaner foods and smoothies and oatmeal… nada. So while cutting the french fries and nachos is good for my heart, my body doesn’t seem to recognize the caloric difference. (I know, it goes against mathematics and science, and I’m just as confounded as you are.) So… I put my foot down. Liquid cleanse. 5 days of just liquids. No liquids were off limits although I tried to avoid calorie-loaded smoothies. And the result? Well I don’t know if I actually weigh less because I’ve banned myself from stepping on the scale but, my clothes fit a bit looser and I can see a difference in my belly. I went off the cleanse for the weekend because I was so busy that I couldn’t avoid solid foods for sustenance. And now I’m back on it for another 5 days. It feels really good, I’m not going to lie. I finally feel like I’ve got a grip, albeit a tiny one, on myself. I don’t know what was triggering my weight gain or my body’s resistance to losing it via working out and eating healthy in general. I think my body just needed a swift kick in the arse to reset itself. I’m hoping at least. I’m not sure how long I’ll continue. I may start adding in oatmeal for breakfast and veggies for dinner in the next few weeks but I’m trying to be strict with myself until I feel “reset”. My body seems to work best under close supervision. I’ve also recently discovered my immense love for almonds so I’m sure those will be popping back up eventually too. I’ve been wanting to do a week of eating only things made of veggies, just to see if I could do it. Maybe that will be my next challenge.

I’ll check in at the end of this week and let you know if and how my measurements have changed.

In case you missed the bus….

We moved a few months ago. We merged our business and personal blog together (collective *GASP*) and we’ve been really enjoying it. If you haven’t already come over there to read along, come on over now. And please update your google reader or whatever blog-system-to-organize-the-chaos you use to keep up with your blog friends.

Here ya go:

THE NEW BLOG

Here’s the cool thing… It’s a hybrid blog so it merges our life, our work, and fun. If you don’t want to see our photography and read posts about our clients, then you can subscribe (or just click on, if you’re non-commital) the LIFE or FUN tabs. You will then only see posts that are about our life, or are random fun things, etc… If you subscribe to the main page you’ll see a mix of everything.

Easy as pie right? Speaking of pie, I want to make an apple pie. When is VEGMOFO? Is it October again? Wait, don’t tell me here, tell me on the other blog. I need to stop talking now. Ok… catch ya on the flip side lovelies!

xoxo,
Becka

PS! A new 365 project…. for you photo loving friends: giorno bello

The end of a good thing…. (or, actually, the transfer)

I’ve loved having this blog for the last few years. I’ve loved the creative outlet. I’ve loved the people I’ve met because of it. But…I’ve reached that time in my life and my business where I need to consolidate. So…you may notice that the only posts remaining now are the recipes that I’ve made and I’m going to keep them up both for others as much as for myself, as an online cookbook of sorts for myself. oh, and my 101 in 1001 list because I really want to commit to finishing it! But… from now on out I’ll be blogging full time at my other blog The 222 Blog. If you are currently subscribed to this blog or a follower please go and follow the other one. (It is also a blogger blog so you all that are following via blogger can easily follow that one now.) I really don’t want to lose tough with anyone!

Love you all!

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Inspired by delicious goodness:

Bueller’s Kitchen
Carrots and Cake
Cupcake Punk
Cooking Books
Crazy Sexy Blog
Delicious Days
Dishing Up Delights
Fat Free Vegan
Get Sconed
Have Cake, Will Travel
Kristen’s Raw
Love Like a Vegan
Musings from the Fishbowl
My Baking Addiction
The Nom Nom Blog
The Post Punk Kitchen
Ruby Red Vegan
The Sisters Vegan
Vegan.com
Vegan Dad
Vegan Yum Yum
Veggie Delight

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A Place For Us
Chelsea Talks Smack
Clever Blog Name Here
Clever Girl Goes Blog
Confessions of a Jersey Girl
Daily Mish Mash
Dooce
Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills
Everyday Adventures of Me in the City
Free and Flawed
Girl on Tour
Happy Meals and Happy Hour
Heather Heather’s Niche
It’s Like I’m…mmmagic
Insomnical Lolita
Kyla Bea
Kwerk
Larissa Monologues
LFar Blog
Life According to Mrs. LC
Life of a Valley Girl
Love, Shannon
Miss Priss
The Modern Gal
Mr. Beagle
Nicole Antoinette
Oh! How Lovely
Our Little Apartment
Paper Wings
The Laid Back Buddhist
This is not the Life I Ordered
Tipp Talk
Turquoise Ribbons
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