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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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MNABOY 9/15/2013 8:25PM

    Wish you a great week. Was there a story about the Farmers Market?

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MRSP90X 8/28/2013 11:04AM

    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!

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KAYTIE22 8/26/2013 9:42PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day - fun and well-planned out. Have a great week back to work and a good school year!

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68ANNE 8/26/2013 6:54PM

    This is like reading about the perfect day. It is that great! ! !

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GETSTRONGRRR 8/26/2013 6:45PM

    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!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 8/26/2013 7:41AM

    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!

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NUOVAELLE 8/26/2013 2:06AM

    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!
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