Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette with Avocado and Boiled Shrimp

Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette 

Juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp. garlic, 1 whole jalapeno deseeded and finely sliced, 2/3 c. olive oil, 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar, freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt, to taste. Blend all ingredients for 30 seconds

Sliced Avocado

Boiled Shrimp

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Spanx Revolution

My dear friend Emily has reminded me of the miracle of Spanx.  Yes, I know I should never have drifted away, but when you're losing lots of weight you sometimes forget to purchase expensive undergarments to make you feel the way you want to look, eventually.  My doctor gave me the "At Goal" status two months ago, but my body is not "at goal," if it looks like the crap I used to eat!  I have a donut around me, and that's not cool.

So, anyway, I digress.  Em is the local Spanx rep and she referred me to be a test wearer!  How cool is that!  I tried on several styles this morning at her house and I left with a newfound Spanx wardrobe.  I'm not complaining at all.  She also assured me that everyone she's referred to the program now has a Spanx wardrobe, tried, tested and true.  They have several new lines coming out now and their products are only getting better, in my opinion.  Maybe I can help them with some product development for us post-weight loss surgery patients.

I'm a firm believer in compression undergarment's assistance in helping skin to compress back toward the muscle.  Now, I'm not sure if it's possible to avoid plastics entirely, that is dependent on many factors, but it certainly helps posture.  I am going to start wearing my Spanx during Pilates and my elliptical sessions at Anytime Fitness.  Not only do Spanx make you look good, they help your form!