Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Black and White and Red

Pink Calico: Black White and Red
As some of you may know, Big J and I have been trying to stick to a healthy diet with more fibre than we usually get.  Apparently women need about 25 grams of fibre and men need 35. 

So we've been at it for about a couple of weeks now - eating lots of healthy fruit and veggies, legumes, whole wheat, brown rice.  The best part is the fruit and the worst is the lingering odour of fish - we're also trying to eat less meat.

If anyone has a good solution to getting rid of cooked fish smell let me know!  In the meantime, since it's summer, we're going to try to cook fish outside on the barbie.

I don't feel any different on this diet, more full perhaps -  I already ate fibre and fish regularly but hubby certainly feels better.

I haven't lost any additional poundage since May so will have to either step up the activity level or reduce the fuel intake.

But, I am losing size I think - see that red Liz Claiborne belt in the photo?  I can actually fasten it one hole smaller now.  (I didn't, but could if I wanted to).


Today's outfit is all black and white prints with the red belt for the colour pop.

The skirt is the same Esprit one I wore back in February.  This time I added a sleeveless ruffly top, the polka-dotty scarf from Spain and a red belt.

Pink Calico: Black White and Red

Can you see the plums in the tree?  They are the small orange ones and are almost ready; they'll be a tasty addition to the diet.  We bought 2 plum trees years ago and get a big crop of fruit - enough for friends and neighbours.  They are in different parts of the yard so the fruit is ready at different times - makes for a longer yield period.

Pink Calico: Black White and Red

Like many of my skirts, this one is a touch big - I don't like tightness around the waist so tend to move up a size sometimes, but the floaty-ness was great for today's muggy weather.

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6 comments:

  1. I can't think of how to get rid of the fish smell, but yes to all the fresh fruit and veggies. I wish I had plum trees in my backyard.

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    1. Hi Terri: We've been cooking with the doors and windows open since it's so hot, and we've been sticking with white fish but I think the barbeque option will work.

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  2. You look fantastic in this! I love the red belt. And congratulations on being able to go one hole smaller. Even if your scale has no change, it's still a health improvement. Have you ever tried fish dogs? They are like hot dogs but made from fish products, very light pink in colour. They sell them at Fujiya Japanese food market at Venables and Clarke - no odour, at least if you slice them as a topping on salads, and are a protein. Don't ask me about the specifics of the contents...

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    1. Hey Melanie, I love Fujiya; we sometimes get fish there for a make-your-own-sushi night. And they are great for lunch meetings because they deliver. Haven't tried the fish dogs though - I will look for them.

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  3. I love this Narda. It's so cute. Sorry about the fish smell. When I was younger my dad cooked these small anchovies like dry fish in the house and stunk up the place for weeks. No Joke! It was disgusting. Never in my life have fish stunk up the place so bad. I've seen these odor control lids at like walmart. Not sure if they really work but if the smell bothers you that much and you can't cook outside I would give them a try. :)

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    1. Thanks Karla - We've been opening doors and windows too, but we still have fish smell for a couple of days - maybe we need more wind ...

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