I LOVE FOOD!
Hello and Happy May Day!
Today is a national holiday in France, otherwise known as La fête du Travail or Labor Day! EVERYTHING IS CLOSED, buses and trams don't run, it is as silent as a graveyard, unless the unions are out marching, I may go into town to see that later.
But, I digress, this week started on a fabulous note, then took a nose dive yesterday and the day before. WHY? Well, first, nachos and rum. And second -- yesterday was my last day at school and we usually have a class party or goûte (goo-tay) where everyone brings in some goodies to eat and drink and relax! Needless to say, I partook! (is that a word? well, it is now!)
Yet this morning, it was time to face the music. The scale shows a loss of one pound, however my body is telling me something completely different. I feel sluggish and for lack of a better term, poisoned. My body feels heavy, so its back on track, I go!
As you may or may not know, I am using this little blue book as my bible! Guiliano has great pearls of wisdom about learning to find the balance. In a previous post, I mentioned that the French have this wonderful, albeit annoying, ability to eat whatever they want, including carbs, real butter, sugar, cheese, and little tarts that were sent from heaven!
Guiliano writes that there are two selves in each of us: the one who wants to be slim and healthy and the other that wants to be something else. One sees the big picture - well being, self-esteem, fitting into the latest fashions, the other wants pleasure aplenty and NOW!
The key was not to conquer the second, but to broker a rapprochement by making friends of your two selves and be the master of both your willpower AND your pleasures!
That afterall, is the French way!
Her book makes sense to me, because it not only helps my waistline or bottom line, however it also gives me an inside look at French feelings and ideals. So with a clear head and open heart, I go forth and enjoy the life's simple pleasures!
Have a great week and EAT WELL!
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!
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