Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This is hard!
No, the title of today's blog is not a comment on my diet. These were the words that came out of the mouth of Lucy's teacher at dance class this morning. As an aside, I look only slightly more fat in a leotard than Lucy does. It's the small victories, right?
Okay, back to my story. The teacher said, "Wow! This is hard!" while she and seven other moms attempted to drag Lucy and me around the room on a parachute (please don't make me describe the specifics here, it's all fairly humiliating). This would be bad enough, but there was another mom on the parachute who weighed 103lbs on a fat day and her side of the parachute was whipping around while my ass served as a firm anchor for my side. This was all further enhanced by my choice to wear spandex (!!) capris to class (I did not know they had mirrors everywhere).
So, okay. That was the start of Day 3 (seriously, I have only been on this diet for three.fucking.days?) of my new eating plan. But I guess it's good to get those external affirmations that yes, losing weight is probably advisable and that no, you should never, ever wear spandex again. Ever.
You probably want to know what I ate today, right? This morning I had an apple and peanut butter (if someone makes a comment on this post about sucrose, so help me God I will find a way to bitch slap you through cyberspace) and then lunch was a Caprese salad, I snacked on veggies & cheese (I have been eating sort of an alarming amount of cheese, I think) and then dinner was veggies, prawns, nuts, cheese (again), salami and some other protein-rich snackables.
Ready for a recipe? Okay, so it's not really a recipe so much as a collection of things on a plate. But they are good things (just don't think about how much better they'd be all warm & melty on homemade pizza crust. Not that I was picturing that while having my lunch or anything.)
Okay, and obviously I am not a good photographer. You're just going to have to put up with fuzzy cell phone photos. Think of it as an abstract.
Jenny's Caprese Salad (skill level: remedial)
Fresh whole milk mozzarella
Tear off basil leaves and arrange on plate. Top with slices of tomato and mozzarella and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pretend that you're eating bread and enjoy.
Posted by Jen at 8:34 PM