Showing posts from July, 2010

Fitness Update for July

We just began a new month and I am happy to announce that I have lost 3 pounds in 3 weeks, I missed one week because of other obligations. I began the month if June weighing in at 165 lbs. After much thought, I decided that the ideal weight for me is 135 lbs instead of 130. Prior to getting married and having kids I weigh 125 lbs, but based on my height, I should have been somewhere around 133-144lbs. Though I know that realistically I cannot and will not ever be a size 4 again, I will be extremely happy in a 6 or an 8, preferably a 6. This past week my husband went to the doctor and was told he needs to reduce his carb intake in order to lose weight. So, I too have begun counting my carb intake and reduced that amount of breads, pastas, and flour products I consume. My goal for the month of July is to lose 5 pounds or more.

Cooking is an Art

As I look back on my life, I would have never guessed that one day I would love to cook! I learned to cook as a newlywed because I had to. As time passed I perfected the dishes I tried and really began to enjoy cooking. It wasn't just a chore or an obligation, it became a form of expressing my creative talent. I really enjoy everything that goes into cooking, from planning and preparation, to creating the final product. And the best part, consuming the delicious fruits of labor. Last summer I decided to get some gourmet recipes and indulge in a week of fine gourmet foods. One of the meals I prepared was a French cuisine complete with appetizers, flavorful main course, and dessert. It took me a good three hours to make and in just 20 minutes it was gone. But like I said, part of the fun for me is the preparation of the meal. Another major and important part of cooking is the presentation. It's important that the food not only taste good but look good. One day I made my