Monday, June 27, 2005

Sweet, Cool, and Color-Coordinated

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Show us a picture of something that makes you hungry. To be specific for you double-entendre fans out there, it has to be food. Also, it has to be your picture -- don't just cut-and-paste an ad of your own favorite (which is a copyright violation anyway). And naturally, home-made delights are not only acceptable, they're encouraged. - J.S.

For the record, stress, boredom, tiredness, and life in general are what make me hungry.  Food is what makes me less hungry.  Isn't that what it's supposed to do?

The food goes with my decor!

When you're hungry on a 107 degree day in Arizona, cold and sweet is pretty much the only way to go.  Sometimes that means a frozen confection of some sort, preferably a "no sugar added" version.  But for the last two weeks, I've been stopping by Safeway almost every day on my way home, and getting a pound of fruit salad from the deli.  After the first week, John started demanding his share of the stuff.  The big attraction: berries.

The food is color coordinated with my kitchen

Over the weekend, I tried something a little different.  It worked out, so I did it again today.  Instead of the pre-made salad, I bought a wedge of watermelon, a half pint of raspberries, and a half pint of blueberries.  I chopped up half of the watermelon wedge, added some berries, and voila!  Fruit salad without the boring honeydew melon.

With everything here but the salt and pepper, I could have made something cool to drink.

If I were really ambitious, I could have found the top part of the blender, put the melon and berries in there with a couple of sugar free Popsicles or Creamsicles, added a little of John's protein powder, and ended up with a smoothie.  But really, I wanted something to eat, not drink!

Now the above is a bit higher in carbs than I should be eating, but at least the portion is smaller than what I had been buying.  And guess what?  I've actually been to L.A. Fitness two days in a row!  Tonight I had a free introductory session with a trainer, worked the legs, and signed on for four sessions a month.  That should get me motivated.  If I treat it the way I treated school, I can apply the UoP tag line to my losing weight and getting in shape.  I can do this!

Karen

5 comments:

gdireneoe said...

Yum!  Right up my alley!                            C.

deveil said...

it's  all about presentation, that looks great, and healthy.

Derek

ondinemonet said...

Karen!

That looks so yummy! I love fruit salad anyway, but this year I haven't bought any watermelon. I loved the yellow seedless the stores out here had a couple years ago, but haven't seen it for a while. That sounds so good with an orange creamsickle. :) Ok, now I am hungry! :)

Always, Carly :)

onemoretina said...

Mmmm ... this reminds me of summers as a kid.  Popsicles and watermelon were all we ate.  No wonder I was skinny then ..... Tina
http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme/entries/1592

ryanagi said...

I like the looks of your fruit salad. I hate honeydew. Add some strawberries and cantaloupe and you've got perfection. Mmm mmm! And YAY YOU! Personal trainer! Wow!