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Friday, July 9, 2010

Big (Green) Gulp

This morning I had a bit of a problem. I couldn't find anything big enough for my Green Monster other than a Super Big Gulp cup. In the end it ended up being a two smaller glass but I did get a good laugh and thought perhaps to just put a straw in the blender.

I'm watching a recorded episode of Losing It With Jillian. With it only being a week that she is out there helping a family, I think it is much more intense than Biggest Loser at times. I tried watching it the actual day but it was pretty intense so I figured it would wait til the weekend. Here are these families willing to admit that they are not healthy, go on television, and be scrutinized by millions. I give anyone willing to be televised while doing that credit esp if it involves standing in front of the camera in little clothing.

One of the big reasons that I am making good eating/fitness a big part of my life and as a result part of Mr. CYSA's life as well, is that we do want a family in the future. I want to be in good shape when we do decide to get pregnant so that the risk of pregnancy related complications is lessoned. I've also read that being in good shape before, keeping moving during, will help me bounce back afterwards. Plus I want to raise healthy kids.

I'm planning a great dinner tonight - Asian style stir fry w shrimp, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts and whatever else I drag out of the fridge on top of brown rice. I'm going to make some quinoa as well as a side dish/something for later.


  1. Add some coconut if you've got it. It sounds kinda weird, but trust me.

  2. I only have sweetened coconut. I'll have to try that though.