Saturday, July 20, 2013

Spamalot, Vegetarian dinner, Weight

Chris and I decided to have a quiet weekend in for our physical and MENTAL health.

No drinking all day at a music festival. No crazy BBQ feasts with friends. No traveling. No packing bags. Sleeping in our OWN bed (which matters since Chris is away Mon-Fri AND we go away every weekend).

Just us, our time, our needs, and what we want :)

And let me tell you - best decision ever. I am so rested and calm and sated this morning.

Last night was date night. We went to a free production of Spamalot in Washington Park (and it was really funny and an overall good show!). I had gone to the co-op and bought us a bunch of vegetarian salads (quinoa/apple/sweet potato, sesame broccoli slaw, tabbouleh, and a beet/bean sprout salad), the Hawaiian coconut pudding, and Moroccan mint tea to eat while we waited for the show to start - have to get there early to stake out good seats!

Vegetarian Dinner!!

Show started just as the sun set - perfect!

The dinner was super healthy, insanely delicious, and reasonably cheap. Add a free show to that (one that made us laugh the whole time), and we were riding pretty high :)

It is nice to do something together and keep it healthy, keep it cheap, and keep it AWESOME!

Doing my body good pays off - big time. Weighed in at 121.8 this morning. I am on a roll, kids. Seriously. It's been five months of slow and steady progress. And I have to be really diligent to get weight off of me when I am already at my lowest weight. I have 1.9 pounds to go to see my goal :)

I slept in late this morning, woke up to Chris having completed almost all the house projects we had on the list for the day, so I made him a breakfast of bacon (nitrate-free!), eggs, mushrooms and onions.

Life is good - because we are MAKING it good. It takes a little bit of effort, but the pay off is incredible. Big smiles today.

Love and Light!


  1. Congratulations on the loss! If you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? 120 seems so tiny! :)

    1. I'm 5'4ish! It's actually interesting to me to get down to this weight - I spent most of my adult life either obese OR around 140 pounds. And at ~140, I thought losing 20 pounds would make me skeletal or unhealthy. But going paleo and eating clean, I dropped about ten pounds instantly, and I still had a lot of meat on my bones! Now at 121 - I am still surprised that I can weigh this little (which seemed INSANE to me three years ago) and be the healthiest I have ever been! I believe that 115 would be the absolute lowest I could go before I started to be TOO light - I want to keep a little bit of meat and curves on me (my fiance says he'd be mad if I lost my butt LOL)