Sunday, October 17, 2010


Other than a few book reviews and some delicious dishes, I have been mostly absent from this blog for a few months now. The reason is that in August, I somehow managed to injure my back. I have three degenerative discs and one that is bulging. I've been completely out of commission since then, unable to even do so much as go for a long walk. I've been depressed and eating badly as a result.

So, after three months of this, I decided that when so much is out of my control, I need to take back control of what I can. I've started Weight Watchers again, this time with a focus on portion control and eating good, whole foods (rather than the obsessive, crazy points counting I did the first time). I lost 3.8 pounds in the first week! Once I get back from New Jersey this weekend, I am going to try yoga (even if I have to lay in child's pose for an hour) and get back to working out little by little.

There will still be book reviews here and a lot of yummy food, but I am hoping to get back to my original intent for this space: a place to discuss all aspects of a well-lived life, beginning first and foremost with self-care.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekend Eats

Channa masala, brown rice, green beans and whole wheat naan. I got the recipe from Eat, Live, Run. It was spicy and delicious!

Then, to celebrate my favorite month of October AND a three- day weekend, I tried my hand at these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are light and cake-like with a subtle hint of pumpkin and spice. Perfect!