Iâ€™ve been one busy writer all morning â€“ Iâ€™m feeling productive! Iâ€™m currently writing the â€œFoodâ€ chapter of the Operation Beautiful book, which is interesting and challenging. The subsections of the chapter include discussion on our love affair with diets (and why they donâ€™t work), mindful eating (basically the food philosophy you see on this blog), and eating disorders.
Thinking about food is making me hungry! :) I had a snack around 10:30:
I drank about 1/2 a serving of POM Wonderful Blueberry juice and snacked on some melon. Although POM Wonderful is pricey, Iâ€™ve found that the Husband and I get 4 servings out of a regular 2 serving bottle.
Lunch was inspired by the Husbandâ€™s breakfast, which I smelled him cooking a few hours before:
I had two eggs with mushrooms and cheese:
I stacked the egg mix on a whole wheat bagel. Yum!
Weâ€™re going to leave to go shopping in an hour or so. I desperately need some cute winter digs for our trip to London. As I live in Florida, my winter wardrobe is lacking. Even by American standards, I donâ€™t think I can pull together 10 decent winter outfits for our trip.
I know that a lot of my European readers will claim they arenâ€™t â€œstylish,â€ but every time Iâ€™ve gone to Europe, I felt severely underdressed. In Paris, I felt like I woke up, rolled out of bed, and found myself on a runway at Fashion Week in my pajamas (I rocked a hoodie to Versailles). You should really come to America and walk around a Wal-mart to see what I mean. 😉
I do have four stylish items to bring with me: my favorite coat, my hot pink scarf, my favorite boots (which are super dirty!), and a cute white felt hat.
The coat (which is from United Colors of Benetton) is the best (only?) â€œinvestmentâ€ piece of clothing I own. I bought it four years ago when I lived in Pittsburgh, and it has definitely stood the test of time! It was worth every penny. I feel pretty when I wear it, too. Do you have an outfit that makes you feel super-special?
Neither the Husband or myself are big shoppers. Iâ€™d rather spend my money on experiences. But I cannot wear sweatpants + tank tops in the streets of London! 🙂