Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Tis the time of year when I'm feeling slightly more, uh, porky than usual. I recently came across an amazing blog called Bodies in Motivation, where women of all shapes and sizes share stories about successful (or not) weight loss, work outs and just general stories, plans and gripes about how they plan on getting healthy. Because really, that is so much more what it's about, right? It is not solely about a number on a scale or a waist band size, it's about feeling good and having energy. Paying attention and being honest. I love, loved this website. It made me want to go workout like, really bad. And that's saying a lot, because while I do like to be active, I embrace sloth sometimes as well.

So I wrote them some fan mail and said that I would be really honored to share some of my stories on there. And they wrote me back! Like, within an hour. How nice is that? So, I apologize for not having a recipe handy. Well, that's a lie, I do, but it's egg nog bread pudding and that's just not the type of thing we're trying to nosh on this week I'm thinking (although it is delicious). So I'm just here to provide the link to my story. My success story. The first week in January is a good a time as any to remind myself that my body is not a garbage dump, but a temple and I should feed it accordingly. I don't believe in resolutions, I believe in trying your hardest to make the best choices possible and being honest with yourself about what your eating (even if it's Chinese food chicken wings). Hope you enjoy. I loved writing it. Please feel free to laugh with me at my "before" photo. It's pretty amazingly hilarious.

Click HERE to read my story.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jess,
    Barb and I made the soup this afternoon in Brighton. Fascinating idea to use chick pea puree as thickener. The soup looked, smelled and tasted very good. And it was so easy to make. I'm going to double the recipe here at home tomorrow and freeze some. We're on to something special...thanks to you.
    Happy New Year and love to you and Paul,


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