Thursday, May 27, 2010
And I have successfully completed my 3-day cleanse. I've lost 6 pounds and I feel surprisingly good. The best news though, is that I haven't killed my husband. I came close a few times. On Monday when he ordered Italian and on Wednesday when he brought home Mexican. But he's still alive... and so am I.
All in all, the BluePrint Cleanse wasn't terrible. I was never even really that hungry. Drinking a bottle of juice every 2 hours keeps you full. So full, in fact, that I was often unable to finish a few of the bottles each day. I did, however, start obsessing about food half-way through day 2. Like, very literally fantasizing... about chips and salsa.
I'm heading to West Palm this afternoon for a much needed getaway. And I'm feeling far more confident about putting on my bikini.
Have a fabulous holiday weekend. See you on the flip side :)
Monday, May 24, 2010
A 4-day getaway to West Palm Beach with a yoga instructor will make you do crazy things. On Thursday, we leave for Florida to spend Memorial Day with some dear friends. She is wonderful and sweet and... a yoga instructor with a sick body that I have to lay next to in a bikini. So, I am using this trip as an excuse to finally try the BluePrint Cleanse. Three days, 5 juices per day. Nothing else. No caffeine, no alcohol, no solid foods.
Anyway, SJP is a devotee and if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me. Wish me luck, the torture begins this morning!
(This weekend, I had to "prepare" for my cleanse but cutting back on caffeine and sugar and meat and dairy and alcohol, so cleansing was certainly on my mind. On Saturday night I dreamed that it arrived at my apartment and I opened the box to find cartons of cigarettes. I had mistaknely signed up for the "cigarette cleanse," where you smoke cigarettes all day every day, instead of the juice cleanse. I was so relieved to wake up.)
Friday, May 21, 2010
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
I'll be honest with you, dear blog readers, I typically write and schedule all of my posts for the week on the weekend prior. Occasionally, I will write something mid-week, but things get pretty busy around here. I'm lucky if I get a chance to read blogs, let alone write for my own.
So, as I mentioned, I flew home for mother's day and spent an amazing weekend playing quite a few rounds of this:
Friday, May 07, 2010
I'm hopping a plane to Virginia this evening to spend the weekend celebrating my fabulous mama and spending every moment possible with my rose and my wildflower. It's always nice to go back to what was home. It's always nice to come back to what is home. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Here's to mamas!
Ps: Don't you just love a peony? I'm obsessed. I can't walk past the bodega without buying a few bunches.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
When is the last time you thought of a fannypack?
I mean, there was that hilarious and ridiculous song a few years back by the group "Fannypack;"
but besides that, it's been years right...
Then, all of the sudden I started seeing them again. Very rarely, and mostly on European-looking tourists traipsing through Times Square, but I was noticing them. Then, the other day I met a friend for a pedicure and a picnic in the park. On our way out she grabbed a fanny pack and snapped it on... And I was IN LOVE. I had to have one. Hers was from American Apparel, a company that I refuse to support.
Mr. DD and I attended a fabulous wedding this weekend. I honestly believe that the flower budget alone may have rivaled the budget for our entire wedding. Beyond. I mean, beyond. Never in my life have I seen so many orchids. Heaven.