What is this going to do for ME?

January 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm 7 comments

My friend, Lynn, left a comment on my blog either yesterday or the day before (my days all meld into one lately!) mentioning how the late Jack Lalanne posed this question before eating anything:  “What is this going to do for me?”.  This is a very good question to ask but kind of a difficult one to answer.  We all know that the carrots, the banana, and the small handful of almonds will do lots of good things for you, but what about a cup of coffee or a little bit of chocolate?  From a nutritional standpoint, not much.  But to my sanity?  A whole freaking lot!  Still, it’s a great question to ask, and one that prevented me from eating a ginger molasses cookie last night, instead opting for some yogurt and fresh pineapple.  Score!

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I’ve never actually had coffee that looks like this, but some day I will.  Some day…

In further news about why this healthy living thing is worth it, my pants fit.  You read that right.  MY PANTS?  THEY FIT!  I tried on my size 12 jeans for the third time since I gave birth, and not only did they fit, they felt comfortable and I could actually bend my legs.  I am very excited because I am attending a baby shower this Sunday and will be able to wear pants that are not of the yoga variety.  Hurrah for being social acceptable!


Last night, after the little one finally fell asleep (8:45 pm seems to be the magic time), I started reading Freedom by Jonathen Franzen which I received for Christmas.  I finished Portia de Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness yesterday and was ready to sink my teeth into some fiction.  One chapter in and I am already in love.  In fact, it took some will power to write in this blog rather than get comfy on the couch with the book.  I know a book is excellent when I get angry that I wasn’t the one to write it!


While baby sleeps, I am going to cut up some sweet potato, white potato, and parsnips to roast in some oil, salt, and pepper for tonight’s dinner.  Roasted root vegetables are so simple and so delicious.  Perfect comfort food on a cold January night.



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  • 1. Lynn  |  January 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    You made me laugh with how you know a book is good when you get angry that you weren’t the one to write it. Very funny. I never would have thought this of you 🙂

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Oh yes! In university I got really, really angry with Salman Rushdie 🙂

  • 3. Sarah  |  January 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    maybe that’s why jim lee writes all those mean posts… he’s just angry that he didn’t think of taking pictures of baby carrots before you did… lol 🙂

  • 4. Erika  |  January 25, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    way to go on fitting into your jeans so soon! it took me nearly a year LOL!

    • 5. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Well, I should clarify that only the jeans fit. The dress pants? We still have a ways to go 😉

  • 6. Kim  |  January 26, 2011 at 7:55 am

    A co-worker is reading that book right now and keeps telling me about how sad it’s making him! I’m nervous to read it after him.

    Yay for pants fitting!

    • 7. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      I can already tell it’s going to be a depressing book. Still, I read on. It’s that good!


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Eating well and living frugally does not always come easy, but Lord help me, I am trying! This blog will detail my endeavor to live the best life possible. This will include pictures of my cats, odes to almond butter, and the general miscellany that makes up my life. Enjoy!

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