Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Positive Thoughts

Healthy Tipping Point is a wonderful blog that provides me with so much inspiration and motivation.

Today, Caitlin has some really wonderful and positive thoughts about "Negative Noise and Energy Vampires." I think we all deal with these types of individuals to a greater or lesser extent, and I found her comments today especially profound and helpful.

If you have a chance, click on the link and welcome some positive thoughts and energy into your day!

On to the food...

Over the weekend I tried this great veggie burger recipe while some of the people I love the most chowed on hot dogs that looked amazingly tasty. My new goal lately is to limit my meaty meals to a maximum of three times per week. So far it hasn't been too much of a challenge and it's fun to find new recipes and think about food in a non meat-centric way. The veggie burgers were a huge failure when we tried to grill them, and a tasty success when we moved them to a pan like the recipe suggested. The cilantro was a great "flavor packet" and I'm looking forward to trying this basic recipe with variations. I think a southwest burger is next...

In other news...

I have been encouraged to post an update on the weight loss part of this adventure. To date, I have lost 15 lbs. This seems like a small miracle to me, but all the hard work has been so worth it. The fact that my old jeans once again fit is amazing, but even better is the way I feel about food, exercise, nutrition and myself. I feel like I now approach the world in a much different way, armed with a set of tools and new knowledge that make me embrace the world of food and have replaced my old emotional associations of resentment and guilt. I am also far less intimidated by all things fitness :) I am inspired by those who are further along in the journey than me- friends who are running 5ks, training for marathons, or eating raw. Maybe someday I'll get there, but I am thrilled with the progress I've made and excited to see what happens next.

Thank you so much for the encouraging thoughts and comments. They mean far more than you know. I am so incredibly lucky to have such supportive family and friends.

Sorry no food photos today- My flogging (food blogging is still very much a work in progress.

Hope you're having a lovely week!


  1. You are a remarkable woman! Good Job! you Deserver everything you work so hard to get! keep up the yummy good work! cheers!!

  2. Awesome job, Bren! Keep up the good work!

  3. Hahaha "flogging"-- I love it! I am majorly slacking on the flog front, but I'll try to get some recipes up this weekend! You are such an inspiration: 15 pounds is a HUGE accomplishment!