i have a confession to make *deep breath* i have fat arms. in fact, i’ve got quite chubby almost everything. i’m not sure how it happened.
actually, i am.
i used to have this svelte, lovely little thing of a body
due in part to the fact that i was in a real ungood place in my life… until one day, i didn’t. oh, some of it is because i quit the ciggy sticks *pats self on the back*. some of it piled on when i met the love of my life. happy weight, i believe i’ve heard it called. and i was quite happy with it for a while. i felt healthy, shapely even… until one day, i didn’t.
on that one day, it all became too much. i didn’t feel good. i felt, ugh. so after many quick attempts – detoxes, cleanses – that i knew would end in failure, but made me feel proactive anyway, i decided to get started on a true blue, healthy, love the way i feel again lifestyle. and it’s been great. it’s been fun and pretty rewarding (4-lbs. thankyouverymuch!) so far.
i’ll be posting updates periodically on any progress i make!
here is one recipe i found this weekend that i think incorporates great summer flavors and happens to be mind-blowingly healthy, bonus!
Citrus Asian Slaw
what you need
2C shredded carrots
1C jicama (cut into matchsticks)
2C shredded red cabbage
1C radishes (cut into matchsticks)
1/3C scallions (chopped)
3tbsp mint leaves (chopped)
2 medium jalapeno peppers (seeded and chopped)
2tbsp orange marmalade
4tsp rice wine vinegar
2tsp toasted sesame oil
what to do
1. In a large bowl, combine carrots, cabbage, radishes, jicama, scallions, mint and jalapenos.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together marmalade, vinegar, oil and salt; drizzle over slaw and toss well to combine.
here’s to healthy & happy week!
recipe from: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=284891
all photos: are taken by moi!