feeling better today, still a bit groggy and achy but on the whole it's dealable. my appetite is still playing come-and-go but i'm paying attention and making sure i eat regularly and reasonably. i had a pretty awesome black bean and cheese quesadilla for lunch along with a glass of iced green tea.

other than that i'm taking it pretty easy today. i'll probably hit the gym in a bit to get in some activity. work my arms and legs, maybe get in some yoga. nothing too strenuous, but i want to get out of the habit of working out one day and then not doing anything for a few days. i want to try and do some sort of fitness activity every day (i'm excluding the regular activity i get in every day; walking, housework, errands etc.)

i finally got the pics from sunday's lake outing uploaded. it was so so lovely up there.

(that's my mama y'all. isn't she cute? lol she's like the only person on the planet that makes me feel tall lol)
also, i wanted to post my super-flipping-fabulous soup recipe that i made on sunday.
~Veggie and Turkey Meatball Soup~
-1 can diced tomatoes
-3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
-1 cup sliced carrots
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 bay leaf
-1 tsp celery salt
-1 tablespoon parsley
-2 teaspoons beef boullion
-1 1/2 tsp dried basil
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1 tsp salt
-1 lb ground turkey
-1 egg
-3 tbsp bread crumbs
-1 tbsp milk
-1 heaping cup frozen corn kernels
-1 1/2 heaping cup frozen green beans
-In a large pot stir together 6 cups water, undrained tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, celery salt, onion, bay, parsley, bouillion, basil, oregano, pepper, and salt. bring to a boil.
-meanwhile in a large bowl, stir together ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, milk, salt, and pepper to taste. (i mix with my hands...icky but ensures total mixage) shape into 1 inch balls.
-carefully drop meatballs into pot. reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes
-add green beans and corn and cook until heated through.
yields around 10 cups of soup.


  1. I'm glad that you are feeling better. Take it easy on yourself!

    Those pictures are amazing. My little boys were fascinated with the clouds reflection in the first picture. They said, "How did she do that?"

  2. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I loved your note! Yes, I am totally ready for tonight's episode of Biggest Loser!!!

    I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Sending you *healthy* vibes...

    I added you to my blog role so I can keep an eye on your posts. You made my day! :)

    Feel better!