That said, it bothers me, REALLY bothers me this article I read from Us News about this woman losing weight. Here's the part:
Barbara Walters said her colleagues "were very proud" of Shepherd, who celebrated by indulging in ribs and M&Ms that exec producer Bill Geddes brought her as a treat.
Dieting hadn't been easy, Shepherd told Usmagazine.com in June.
She had been eating "a lot of grilled chicken, a lot of salad, a lot of water," she said. "I'm miserable!"
Good for her for going out in a bathing suit on tv. But gee... Let's all join that diet, ya? What a great example. Sigh. I'm all for celebrities being real people who do normal things, but, well, its just sad. Why go through all that just to be miserable? Why not just do it right, eat well, exercise well and be happy. Am I naive or something? Seriously.
Ok, well, my non-miserable breakfast was oatmeal w/PB and blackberries.
Afterward, I went swimming. I came back and had this:
Around lunchtime, I was ravenous (this is all the benefit I ever get from swimming, I swear). I made this giant plate of food and then realized I needed to photograph it and felt embarrassed. Yes, I had another english muffin-veggie burger. We're low on groceries. I only ate half the broccoli and grapes though. My eyes were way bigger than my stomach in this case. I also had an Enjoy Life cocoa bar for dessert. I need chocolate lately. It just is. Good thing I'm not on the miserable diet.
Tonight, we're meeting friends at a Filipino restaurant called Goldilocks in National City. I laughed when Ry said National City, but I looked it up online and it has decent reviews. We shall see. I think I'm wearing my cute new dress, which may not be appropriate for a dinner in National City now that I'm thinking of it, but oh well. I'm stereotyping Nat City, aren't I?... Shame on me. I'll try to get pics.
Enjoy your weekend. Don't lets be at the mercy of our eating demons (for those of you that have them, like me). I believe my mission in life is not to beat my ED demons, but to find a way to be happy and healthy despite them. Sometimes I think I live with them to remind myself that wellness is not always easy, but worth working hard for... like all good things in life. Be well, be happy, repeat.