16 January 2013
Last week's weight: 165
This week's: 167
Hello. This week I was more conscious of eating well, I purchased good food and did some exercising.
Emotions tie into this week, as it has been raining and dreary, therefore my afternoon walks with Cachou were cut down (only 2 this week). It's so depressing and cold outside, (PMS rears her ugly head) I spent a couple of nights in just snuggled up with a blanket and my puppy. Live and learn...
Here is to a proactive week!
Update: This post was updated very late last night (4am French time). I forgot to mention the three things I learned this week!
Three New Things
1. The French have this flair for reusing and restyling (hence one scarf being tied 15 different ways) the same goes with food!
I have learned to buy staples and then whip them up in traditional and non traditional ways.
For example, the tomato soup. I made earlier in the week, I did jar some of it, then reused it as a 'pizza sauce' on day old bread, cut mushrooms, tomatoes and made a parmesan-olive oil-balamic vinegar-chili pepper- sauce to go on top! HEAVEN!
2. French women do not deny themselves the foods the love, however, they do scale it back! I remember having lunch at work, and overheard French women talk about their 'régimes' or mode of organizing their diets. I heard one say, 'Ohh, I love that, (don't even remember what food they were talking about) however only once or twice per week for me!'
3. Pleasure should be the center of everything we do! I think Americans hear the word 'pleasure' and get the WRONG idea! Pleasure equals what feels good to you, for example: stretching! You know how after a good stretch you are ready to take on the world, however you are not seeing business CEOs doing yoga during an important business meeting. REDEFINE PLEASURE FOR YOU!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...