Here I am again and when I arrive … Sometimes I FREEZE in my momentum.

AND when THAT happens, forget everything because discouragement sets in and I have to make appointments with myself to set myself straight!  HaHa!

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Greek Festival

souflaki pastitsio dolmades loukoumades


Yep … these are just a FEW of the delicious foods I ate this weekend at the annual Greek Festival.  Every Greek Orthodox Church has a festival once a year, and ours rates amongst the top of the best or so I think!  I always try to enjoy the foods I don’t cook often and have fun fooling myself into believing I am eating my YiaYia’s cooking.  I’ve been doing these festivals since I was a very young girl growing up in Chicago and always told my friends that the calories don’t count if you are a Xeni.  Me, however … I won’t get on the scale for a few days at best!

The festival closed at 3:00 and I did not bring food home with me.  I actually felt hunger pangs around 6:00 … oh no … what am I going to do!?!?!  And then I started craving my VI Protein Crunch Cereal of all things.  So … I put together a nice bowl mixed with banana and chocolate coconut granola and voila … ahhhh … taste buds satisfied once again!

So until next year … STEEN IYIA MAS and OPA!



Ugh!  Thought I was on track correctly about my workout plan but NOPE.  I was feeling so good out on the track Tuesday morning at 6:45 that I just didn’t care about the “gee is that a pain I feel in my knee and is it spreading to my thigh” thought that went through my mind.  The cool morning air was invigorating and LOOK at ME kinda running!  Ugh!  I just kept going … Big mistake!  So my fitness goal of running a mile by December 31st … Well … I’ve still got time and gee … Maybe I need a pair of fresh shoes!  Oh wait … I have 2 pair in the closet.  Double UGH!



Fat Is Ugly

This is  really gross … One pound was bad enough but THIS is enough to push most  of us over the edge to start doing SOMEthing serious about weight loss and fighting our own obesity!  JOIN ME!