While walking under the St. John's Bridge with my big, brown dog Benny I was drawn to getting as close to the river as we could. Benny didn't mind, he loves any opportunity to jump into any size of water - tiny puddle, to expansive ocean (but he hates the rain, go figure).
While walking along a tiny span of beach I noticed the word "World" written in the sand. Then I looked behind me and saw the words in front of it, "Love The".
Love The World.
It is so nice to find hope in places you don't expect.
Jill of Scary Mommy is doing a linky post about school pictures. You know the ones, possibly you didn't smile a sweet smile, just the smirk of panic. Or you didn't know it was picture day because you had been out sick for a week and you show up in your most comfortable shirt and bed-head. (Yep. That happened to me. The smile was good though!) Well, my scanner isn't working or else I would post a particular picture from Freshman year. Since I don't have a visual, here's the story: I remember my first day of High School. Actually what I remember is the picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair , my hair style was a nightmare. My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district. That was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well. K. was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. W. was going for 'All Monogram
Rob and I have been focusing on finding foods and spices that will help us take some weight off. I've been slightly obsessed with staying on my exercise track (on week 8 now :->) and hope to get rid of this jiggly belly that has become wa-a-a-ay too comfortable on my body. The older you get the harder it is to lose weight. What I would say to my 40 year old self - 'See that pouch starting? Do your crunches and planks now! 7 years from now it's going to get ugly !' I've found that spices cumin, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and turmeric are noted to increase metabolism. ( Yes please !) After a good workout coconut water is more beneficial in regulating your electrolytes, and lower in calories, than sports drinks. It also contains more potassium than other drinks which is an important component in helping to build muscle which, in turn, helps you burn more calories. And my most surprising discovery - eating avocados help burn belly fat! I
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