A Time for Healing

by Holly on July 6, 2010

in balance,breakfast,dinner,lunch

There’s a time for dancing (which is all the time, for the record).

There’s a time for scarfing down ice cream at 2:30am.

There’s a time to drink more beer than you have since college.

And then there’s a time for healing.

The past month has admittedly involved one too many bison burgers, two too many buns, three too many bottles of beer and perhaps four too many glasses of wine.┬áIn other words, yours truly has a extra five pounds of fun chub hanging out on her 5’7 frame. Unfortunately, that weight seems to want to go everywhere except my boobs.

Luckily, this isn’t a time for complaining, so you won’t have to hear the long history of my genetic make-up and how size AA bras and me were destined to be best friends forever.

I digress.

Anyways, the healing process began this morning with a protein-packed, nutrient rich and most importantly, deliciously tasty breakfast…

2 eggs
1 handful spinach
1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of garlic powder
1 T grated white cheddar cheese

And because I am changing my life’s motto to, “Just pair it with a carb,” some Golden Maple Oatmeal Squares for good measure.

In accordance with my 12-Step No-tox, I consumed an extra cup of coffee and massive amounts of water after breakfast. Then, I made sure to pack a veggie-filled lunch that I knew would help repair some cellular damage from the weekend.

Antioxidants are powerful things, people.

Flatout Multigrain Wrap
Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burger
spinach
yellow mustard
cucumber

Snackage included an old favorite, Chobani Peach Greek yogurt, and a naner…

After a 60-minute Bootcamp class (full of cardio and shocker – weightlifting!), I felt like a whole new Everythingtarian. There is nothing like an hour of sweating beer out of your pores to make you feel 100x better both physically and mentally.

I rushed home and realized there was no way I could turn on my oven when the thermostat in my apartment was 86 degrees.

No frickin’ way.

Cereal it was.

Throw in a strawberry spinach salad topped with Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette, and you’ve got yourself a light, filling dinner.

Let the healing begin.

{ 36 comments }

Amy B @ Second City Randomness July 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm

My boobs refuse to grow unless I feed them beer and pizza. And that’s only after everything else has grown as well… so I hear ya’

And my breakfast never seems complete without carbs. It’s how I’m wired.

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm

The weight never wants to go to our boobs, yet it can’t wait to come off of there. Why, why, why?!

Evan Thomas July 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm

5 pounds, 10 pounds–I don’t think it matters. You’re a hysterical and inspirational writer and an overall fantastico person. 1 month of regular Holliness and those pounds will settle

Kailey (SnackFace) July 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm

OK, you aren’t going to like this, but weight goes to my boobs AND my a$$. I have no idea why. Perhaps that was why bathing suit shopping was so shocking today… Ick.

ANYWAY. Five pounds, schmive founds. Ain’t nothing. You know what five pounds is? A good shadoobie. I swear.

I thought you looked FAB in your pictures. In fact, I thought, “Hmmm, has she…lost weight?” I swear. I am not making this up.

But, do whatever makes you happy. I’ll be here to tell you to eat that salad for dinner so you can have another brew.

Bad influence? Nevaaaahhhh.

I MISS YOU!!! xoxoxoxoxxo

BroccoliHut July 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I’m in the same position–I guess post-grad life, without the constant campus-walking has added a few pounds on my frame too. And I, too, have come to the conclusion that my boobs will never get bigger, no matter how much weight I gain. My last hope is pregnancy.

Brynne July 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Ahhh, chugging water and sweating it out is the only way and feels so good. It’s bad when you can smell the wine of the night before coming out of your pores … not that I would know.

Erica July 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

hahahha….weight does seem to always go where we DON”T want it and never where we do want it! Whats up with that. Glad your day of cleansing went well. A good workout always kicks me into gear. Great bfast scramble

maria @ Chasing the Now July 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Don’t worry too much about those extra pounds, I bet some of it is just extra sodium you’ve consumed that’s making you feel bloated. :) Keep eating good, healthy foods consistently and they will come back off.

Matt July 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Haha you crack me up!

Don’t worry about a few extra pounds. They will fall right off :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans July 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Ugh, I hear you lady. A weekend of chocolate chip scones covered in caramel sauce does not lead to a happy swimsuit trying on session… Also, you + me + Argentina = abso-friggin-lutely. Done deal.

Danielle July 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I’m right there with you, girlie. There’s no such thing as too much fun but sometimes it can show a bit too much. And I have an important weekend 10 days from now… I wonder how quickly I can bikini-ready my bod ;) bring on the coffee, er, I mean vegetables!

kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com July 6, 2010 at 9:19 pm

HOLY YUM! thats totally my kind of breakfast!!! nom nom nom for your tummy :)

Sissy #1 July 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Amen sister to the fat going everywhere EXCEPT the titties… FML :) Chi-town looked so fun

Run Sarah July 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I never gain weight up top, only lose it! Your detox foods all look so good and healthy for summer! I think I need to do the cereal+salad din combo soon.

Katie July 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I thought you looked so great in your weekend pictures…and I was so impressed that you flaunted your hot bod in a bathing suit. I think you rock…but I know how frustrating it is to NOT gain weight in your boobs. I wish so badly I had control over those types of things.

Angharad July 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I was actually thinking you looked really good in those Chicago photos so apparently five extra pounds sits well on you! I hear you on the time for healing though – there’s been a lot of indulgence in this camp too. Also, some things we have in common based on this post: I went to a weights class for the first time in 9 months yesterday. Today I can’t walk and my coworker asked me if I was limping (not making that up). Ow. I also had peach chobani for the first time in probably 9-10 months. It was good. I should be less of a stinge bag every now and then and cough up a few bucks for those bad boys. They are so effing good. 19g of sugar or not.

Love you!! xx

Ashley July 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

5 pounds isn’t too much – at least you thoroughly enjoyed yourself!! Your weight will return to normal soon enough :-).

And I LOVE oatmeal squares cereal!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) July 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

Love the opener, totally cracking up! You will shake that 5 lbs loose in no time! And for the record, I think you look faboosh with them so I wouldnt really try too hard to remove them. You are beautiful any which way my love!

Lauren July 7, 2010 at 5:58 am

Okay, so I know that seeing an extra few pounds on the scale is not always a joyful time, but trust me girl, you still look AMAZING!!!! And, just think of how incredible your life has been! You have been doing things that people on dream of. So what if you have a pound or two to show for it! They will just fall off in no time but the memories of these things should never be forgotten! :)

Love you girl!

amanda July 7, 2010 at 5:59 am

those oatmeal squares are kind of the best. i easily go through a box a week. my love for dry cereal is ridiculous.

mmm, the love chub, always sexy. or at least that’s what i tell myself.

and i have the complete opposite boobage problemo. no matter what i do, they don’t seem to quit! and i’m a whoopin’ 5foot’nothin! so yeahhhhh.

Autumn @ Good Eats Girl July 7, 2010 at 7:39 am

Yup…any weight gain always goes to my bottom…not to the top! UGH!

That wrap looks amazing…I’m on a huge wrap kick!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self July 7, 2010 at 7:54 am

If it makes you feel better, I immediately gain weight directly in my chest and I HATE it. It’s really not all it’s cracked up to be.

brandi July 7, 2010 at 8:25 am

I hear ya’ on the 5 lbs. I think I picked mine up in Spain, but it’s been hanging around ever since, thanks to beer, burgers, and a few more desserts than I need.

I’m with ya’! And those eggs look perfect.

samantha July 7, 2010 at 9:05 am

it’s too hot to DO ANYTHING. it’s been 100* here for the past 4 days, and you know what? i really don’t like being sweaty all the time. especially when i’m in real clothes. biking home = non fun.

those five pounds will come right off as soon as you fall back into your normal eating habits – ain’t no thang!

Kacy July 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

Oh girl, I wish we could will our weight to go into the lady lumps. Mine are lady skeeter bites.

An hour of sweating can make one feel like a million bucks, I’m with ya there.

Happy healing dear!

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas July 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

I agree with Katie, above. The girls and I have a strained relationship at the moment…what I wouldn’t give to wear a strappy tank top and not feel totally self-conscious!

Cukes and nanners all around! I’ve got em both, right here on my desk!

Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

All that food looks like a great way to get back on track. And I don’t blame you for not wanting to turn on the oven. I wouldn’t have made a cake for the Queen this week!! (who was in Toronto by the way)

k @ ksgoodeats July 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

I wish fun chub could go straight to my boobs. If it didn’t go there, I’d wish it could help out my pancake ass. ‘Just pair it with a carb’ is an excellent motto. I may adopt that!

Sami July 7, 2010 at 11:14 am

YUMMM. Who cares about an oven?! I could eat cereal everyday all day :D

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete July 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Well, the first thing to get bigger for me is my face NOT my boobs. My face will be a nice round ball before anything else adds on. This sucks, b/c you can’t hide your face! Good luck chica!

Laura July 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm

i’m always amazed at where weight seems to go when you gain a little…i often wonder how does my body decide to make it go THERE instead of THERE! if only we could programme the weight to go elsewhere! don’t worry though:) i’m sure they’ll shift when and if they are ready too:)

must say…some yummyyy looking meals there…i espescially like your “pair it with a carb” motto;) x

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I hear ya on the weight thing. Wouldn’t it be so nice if we could choose where our bodies put on the weight? ;)

Your meals look fabulous, by the way. I’m especially digging your black bean burger wrap. :D

April July 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I was actually going to tell you that in those last pics in your bikini, you are looking hot!! I don’t see those 5 pounds anywhere :)

Somehow doing chest lifting has given me a lift!! I’m pretty excited about that.. looks like I’ve got more cleavage! LOL

Lara July 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I think you needed to gain the weight actually, you look healthier.

Susan July 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Confession: I am already failing at my month of healing. Last night I drank two whiskey and cokes, and two pints of beer. Uff. I’ve promised myself to stay away from the booze tonight though. Even though I’m meeting my friends at Hooters in 90 minutes :P

Maggie July 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Why can’t they go to the boobs?!? Mine just go blah all over ‘cept the boobs. I would even be okay with the butt, but instead they seem to glub onto my arms, my stomach, and my thighs. Sigh sigh. S’okay though, the poundage will go away. I’m in the same boat!

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