Thursday, April 29, 2010

Food - my real favorite!

I eluded to the fact that some lingering health problems have affected my weight over the years - well that problem is called Crohn's Disease. I've had Crohn's for 28 years and for the past 7 I've been following (for the most part) a wheat/gluten free diet. I don't want to get to technical here - because I've adapted this now very popular diet to work for me. I'm not able to eat actual bread/pasta etc - but I can tolerate things like spelt and other grains. So what that means for me is that my diet has a LOT of protein and I read a lot of labels.

And it also means that when I go to my favorite Italian restaurant in Hoboken - I can't eat the pasta - which is really the best part. But because this is a local place, old school Italian, family owned and run - I bring in my rice pasta - (the best is from Trader Joe's - and you should trust me here b/c I've spent a lot of money trying lots of crappy wheat/gluten free pastas) - and the great Sharon and Fran make me whatever I want. It's incredible.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Hills

I should probably be a little embarassed to admit this - but I'm not. I've been watching the shenangins of Lauren, Lo, Kristin and even Heidi and Spencer since this nonsense started and I just can't get enough of it! My shame isn't hidden that's for sure - I'm a fan and really proud of it. So as the clock is ticking down to the launch of what we're told is the FINAL season of The Hills - I'm just so excited to watch. Now because I'm also an avid reader of US Weekly magazine - you know that I've already been 'told' that Kristin apparantley has some sort of drug situation - but I'll need to see it unfold before I really provide what is sure to be my astute evaluation of the situation.

I think I would put that last paragraph in the 'twist' category of the blog. For the 'health' portion - I'd like to say that even though weight isn't an issue now for me - it has been and even though I'm recovering from back surgery 6 weeks ago - I have been trying really hard not to just stuff my face during this time. And I'm grateful that when under extreme stress - I don't eat. I just obsess! So..Now that things are leveling out in the health category - I'm back to my normal eating. Which is why I've joined WeightWatchers online. It's only been a few days and already I'm seeing that I'm paying MUCH closer attention to what I do eat. AND am SOOOO glad that I can go back to the gym and really start exercising again.

So - between The Hills, starting to work out again, watching what I eat OH and celebrating my first wedding anniversary in June AND having a big birthday a few weeks ago AND BON JOVI in one month. There's a lot happening here - I hope it's interesting to you.

Monday, April 26, 2010

To begin........

Ok so far the hardest thing about writing my first blog post was picking the name! I admit I am LATE in joining this party - but I'm fine with that. Thanks to my one Ashley that inspired me to get going. You can find her here and I hope you enjoy reading Ashley as much as I do and that I can be as interesting as she is.
I'm going to finish my profile so you can learn more about me and will write something more scintillating tomorrow. I hope!