Posts Tagged ‘Independence Day’


As I walked around my neighborhood with Sofi on our morning walk, I saw most of the houses proudly flying the American flag. It filled me with pride, and reminded me how lucky I am to live in such an amazing neighborhood, but more importantly, in this country. Happy 4th, everyone!


Since today is Thursday, in addition to being the 4th of July, I figured it was a great time for my first official Throwback Thursday photo.  Celebrations abound today, so why not a little one for me?


On the left, taken 5/17/13 (3 days before surgery). On the right, taken 6/29/13, ~6 weeks post op. I’m down 22 lbs since surgery, 60 lbs overall (since Dec. 2012).

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another WIAW. What I Ate Wednesday is a fun weekly post/blog social event started over at Peas and Crayons. If you want to follow my eats everyday, become my friend on MyFitnessPal.

Since today is the 4th of July, I decided to feature a special, one-dish edition of WIAW. Plus, most of my food this past week has been much the same as the last few weeks – smoothies, fruit, wraps, grilled meats, salads – yummy summer freshness.

Today’s item is actually the dessert that I’m bringing to my parents’ house for our 4th of July BBQ. Since we’re all health conscious, and it’s going to be a warm day, I figured a nice light dessert would be perfect. I saw the pin on Pinterest, and thought it was too cute to pass up. It was also a really easy thing to put together, but it displays so well. Sometimes it really is the simplest things that make the most impact:


Happy 4th of July to all of my readers in the United States. I hope you have a fun and healthy Independence Day celebration!

I highly recommend joining in on the WIAW posts! Not only do you get a TON of great ideas for healthy, interesting meals, but you can make some new blogging buddies, too.

What was the best thing you’ve eaten today? This week?

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