Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Today was really hard on me. As the days go by and I haven't found a job, I get more and more worried and depressed. I hate not working! I try to keep busy, but mostly I just watch TV and look for jobs online. So far I've not fallen into the trap of eating out of boredom, but today I sort of did.
As many of you know, I'm publishing a cookbook, which is in the editing stages. My lovely editor (and sister) tried one of my recipes and said it didn't come out right, so I got right into the kitchen and tested it. Well that lovely recipe was chocolate chip scones... granted they're a lighter version of scones, but still... I had to taste test one...
Anything to get my cookbook perfect :)

So here's the stats for today

Exercise - 25 minute run (about 2.5 miles)

Eats - Breakfast: 1/4 c. steel cut oats, 1 c. water, 1/4 c. blueberries, splash of milk, coffee
Lunch: 1 c. organic tomato soup, 1/2 english cucumber, 1 c. plain yogurt and a chopped peach
Snack: Chocolate chip scone
Dinner: Provencal Stuffed Portabello, Baked Arancini di Riso
Dessert: Cherries


  1. Your slip-up day EATS looks better than my good day EATS.

    I am sure you'll find a job! I know it is frustrating. At one point this summer I wasn't sure if there would be a job for me this school year. Thankfully you have the type of job where there are more options.

  2. Oh my goodness, Ash! ONE scone isn't a slip up! At least you didn't adopt the attitude of "well, I already had one...might as well eat the rest!". Fighting that attitude of mine and overcoming the All or Nothing approach to weight loss has been my biggest battle so far.

    I know it must drive you bonkers when you're not working. Keep looking, hon. Something will turn up!

  3. Keep your head up, something will come your way soon!

  4. Don't beat yourself up, Ash! We all have those slip-ups. For what it's worth, I bet it was delish. :)

  5. I always have trouble on the weekends when I'm home, I find myself eating out of boredom nine times out of ten. That's when I got shopping and do some credit card damage rather than body damage. I know, it's a trade-off, but that's my vice right now. :)