I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Yesterday morning I decided to see what all the fuss was about and make myself some Oatmeal! Everyone in the blogosphere seems to be obsessed with oats, so i decided to jump on the breakfast bandwagon ;). I decided to make my own recipe which I will call Hot Chocolate Oats.
|Doesn't it just LOOK delicious? It's amazing. I finally decided to try a more |
natural (&more expensive! Eek!) alternative to my trademark Nutella.
|I also just wanted to share this loveliness. I had never seen a container of Fage|
this big before! It's a heaven send. I mean, I literally go through the medium container in three days- so
clearly this was made just for me!
|I wanted some chocolate in mine, b/c i love chocolate in EVERYTHING,|
but i didn't have any plain cocoa powder, so I just used a swiss miss packet.
But no worries, eventually it worked!
And the finished product...
|added some walnuts, Fage, dried blueberries & Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. YUM!|
Was craving some brussel sprouts around lunchtime today...
|Steamed and then grilled with some olive oil, balsamic & honey. Delicious.|
|Cashmere & Cotton. The camel is from Calypso & the Grey is H& M. The grey|
one was originally my dad's but I pretty much inherited it when we walked out of the store and I told him I was cold...
|shoes! Note: Yes, the bottom is already filthy...I might have (shamelessly) worn them out of the store..|
In Eating Disorder news...
I went to the 2nd annual NYC Neda walk today
|This is when the walk finally started. It was freezing out, so I was relieved!|
It was a really great event, I'm so glad I went! A lot of the speakers were really touching. Lynn Grefe, the head of NEDA spoke really well. Judy Arvin, of Someday Melissa, spoke, as she did last year only five months after her daughter died from a hard struggle with bulimia. Jenni Schaefer spoke and sang a song for us "It's okay to be happy". A few other people spoke, and I have to admit, I cried at a couple of the stories
I caught up with some of my friends from treatment (not the last place I was at), which was nice. I don't feel all that connected to a lot of the girls, like i was last year. Its nice to see people, but its also really great to know that I've come a long way since I last was with them, I feel like a different person now than the person that they knew (in a very good way) :)
|Me (on the right)and my friend Sammy -who i still see /talk to pretty often, mostly b/c |
i see her in the waiting room at my dietitian's office pretty frequently ;)
I was had a really hard day yesterday. It was so good to get out, enjoy the new October chill ( I LOVE Autumn weather- couldn't you tell?) I almost didn't go, but I'm so glad I got my butt out of bed and made myself go. I am so glad that NEDA exists and is growing and working hard to help all of us fighting this awful disease. We all deserve recovery. I need to remember that on days like yesterday, I need to fight for myself ,because there are men & women who can't any longer.
Finally, Willy wants to say hi & congratulations for getting through this monster of a post!
|Excitedly licking peanut butter off of a spoon, of course!|