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Church, Beach, and Healthy Cooking

Sunday, August 25, 2013

What a wonderful Sunday! We started off at church, where we had an emotional service saying farewell to our retiring pastor. Afterwards, the kids had cupcakes, which didn't tempt me a bit, and DH and I splurged on coffees at Starbucks. DH is finally allowed to have coffee again after months with none so this was indeed a treat. (We both put vanilla almond milk in the coffee in place of creamer, which seemed like a huge indulgence - yum!)

After a lunch of sautéed farmer's market veggies, rice, and chicken, I took my 6-year-old and his friend to the beach, where we romped away the afternoon. It felt good to wear my swimsuit with confidence. I found a great suit a few years ago: a triangle halter top that stays in place and a bottom with a cute skirt attached so I'm not self-conscious about my JLo booty.

We ended with a late dinner: boiled cod fillets with farmer's market red potatoes and sweet corn. Kids had ice cream with magic shell for dessert, a super-big treat, DH ate Teddy Grahams, and I had two Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses. Even got in a workout today: actual strength training! (Did you hear that, GETSTRONGRRR? Strength training!)

Tomorrow I head back to work to prepare for the new school year. After a day like today, I can wake up tomorrow with a smile.
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    Wish you a great week. Was there a story about the Farmers Market?
    1587 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    I had a great, but tiring, Sunday too. My husband got to preach 3 services on his birthday. A church is currently without a Pastor, so he fills in once in a while about 2 hrs away. We then had evening service at our church. A very full day in every way!
    1605 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful day - fun and well-planned out. Have a great week back to work and a good school year!
    1606 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    This is like reading about the perfect day. It is that great! ! !
    1607 days ago
    Yeah baby! That's what we're talking about!! DO not be deterred....ST whether you need to or not....start thinking about next year's bathing suit today!

    Congrats on all counts!
    1607 days ago
    Sounds like a fantastic day! I banished wheat from my diet again after finishing the Wheat Belly book. I had given up sweets and wheat for Lent and lost 17 pounds so I'm going there again for my health. Have a great week!
    1607 days ago
    I'm glad your Sunday was such a treat for the whole family! Definitely the best thing to do before getting back to work.
    I hope your return to work is an easy and enjoyable one.
    Make it a great Monday!
    1607 days ago
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