SparkPeople Cookbook : Available Now!on October 5th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
I couldn’t concentrate during my yoga practice this morning, even if my life had depended on it. Thoughts just kept streaming through my mind of things I needed to do and changes I wanted to make this blog. It’s still looking like things were just thrown together, so I’m doing what I can to make it look a bit more streamlined.
I think my concentration problem was also due to a certain cookbook that came out yesterday.
Yes! The one with my story in it. I was a bit excited. I knew I was getting a copy in the mail, but I was too impatient to actually wait for it to arrive. So I drove to Fred Meyer, Target, and Wal-Mart only to find out that none of them had copies.
Unfortunately, my current vehicle leaks oil like a sieve, so I knew I couldn’t drive much further than that without adding more. I need to have my husband, Aubrey, show me how to add oil to it again. He’s showed me before, but I think when it comes to learning about cars my eyes immediately glaze over. I wish I could do everything myself, and I’m definitely going to work on it. But instead, I entertained myself by paying attention to my growling stomach and fed it a snack.
Ahh a new smoothie obsession. Blueberries, banana, avocado, unsweetened coconut milk, pea protein, with a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia.
Pretty soon, Aubrey was home and we were finally able to drive out to the mall. A quick visit to Barnes and Noble and there it was!
I figured the index would just have the recipes in it, but I checked and hey, there was my name! I attempted to keep my finger in it so I could see each page that my name showed up on. But the book closed almost every time. There’s a lot of info in there! But I was eventually able to find my picture.
Hey, that’s me! I read through my story and I have to admit my eyes immediately noticed a few mistakes. First, the photo caption says that I am in my kitchen. I wish! That kitchen rocked, but it was my friend’s parents’ kitchen. I knew Elma was great at photography so when I needed to find someone to take pictures of me, I knew exactly who to ask. And her parents have one of nicest kitchens I have ever seen, so it worked out perfectly.
I was also a bit bummed that of the five places my Spark Name (*AMBER512) appears, it is only correct in one place. Everywhere else it is listed without the asterisk. So if someone is looking for me on SparkPeople, it’s going to be a bit difficult!
One thing that made me cringe is how I talk about my love of whole wheat products. Which, I still do! However, I just can’t eat them anymore. A year ago I found out I was gluten intolerant, so while I’d love to be able to eat my favorite whole wheat pasta still, I just can’t. But I had no idea when I was giving the interview about what I eat that my eating would change so much.
I also have lost more weight since then, for a nice 100 pound weight loss. But I’m totally fine with that one.
I can’t wait to check the mail later to see if my own copy has arrived, because I should probably read other sections besides just the ones about me. Huh?
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