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Restaurant Review – Tommy’s Diner (Montpellier, France)

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Each year when we visit the south of France, we make a point of visiting the Odysseum shopping center in Montpellier.  We shop around a bit, go for lunch and maybe get an ice cream. Each year I eyed the same diner for lunch but we always ended up going somewhere else.  We went to another burger place, an Italian place, etc  and they were always nice restaurants but the North American in me screamed DINER!! 50’s DINER!!  I just had to go there. This year we did! It has been so long since I’ve been in a diner of any ... Read More »

Exploring Aveyron

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After visiting the workshop of Andre Debru Xander and I wanted to see a bit more of the Aveyron area. It was a beautiful day and we loved the scenery on the drive there so much, we thought we’d make a bit of a day of it.  Now that I have my license it’s a lot more fun for both of us (OH! Mental note, I must write my 101 List entry about that!). Since I was driving, there weren’t a lot of photos, but  Xander did take a video!  There isn’t a lot of scenery, other than road and ... Read More »

Roquefort Caves

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Last week Xander and I picked up his mom and headed off to Roquefort to check out the cheese caves. It’s something we have wanted to do for a while but we usually visit in the fall when the cheese is already made and the caves are empty. This year we were just in time to catch the end of the production! There were about 20 of us doing the tour, including a really huffy and cranky French woman and her rude husband and two hilarious and fun couples from Israel. It was an interesting group for sure and I ... Read More »

365 Days of SElf Portraits: Days 114-121

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 100-106

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 93-99

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 64 – 70

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

A Sunday Ride

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It took a while, thanks to a nasty flu and some nasty weather, but I’ve finally started getting out on my new bike!  Today Xander and I went on a lovely 18.8 km bike ride, what a way to spend a Sunday! My new bike is fantastic and riding it highlighted just how crappy my old bike was.  I also was in slightly better shape so with that together with a more quality bike, the ride was a lot more enjoyable. The best part?  I no longer had that feeling like I looked like an elephant on a tricycle like ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: Weeks Two and Three

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The catch-up continues! Here goes! WEEK TWO The Food Week two brought on a lot of changes, all of which were definitely for the better.   I was no longer stuck to thin liquids and I suddenly had a whole new variety of food opened up to me.  I was able to eat pudding, protein shakes (I also was able to have these the first week), Greek yogurt, pureed soups, fruit smoothies and other thick liquids.  It felt so nice to be able to taste something different again! One of my favorite things to eat during this time was Unox Ertwensoep ... Read More »

Easy Order, Where Have You Been All My Life?

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Also… why did you just come along when I won’t be needing you for very long? I admit it, tonight I ate at McDonald’s.  I know I just moaned the other day about my weight but I did say that it might not be today that I sort my shit out. One thing I have to say, when you don’t eat McDonald’s very often, it tastes pretty damn good. Anyway that’s not why I’m writing this.  When I walked in I saw these things… Wtf?? How long have they been there?  I know I didn’t eat McDonald’s for almost a ... Read More »

When Project Baby and Project Fatass Collide

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In order to start with my fertility treatments I had to lose over 80 lbs.  Here in the Netherlands they won’t give you hormone treatments unless you are beneath a certain BMI, due to the risk of hypertension and other complications.  I did really well for about 1.5 years, but I had no idea how difficult it was going to be once I started the hormone therapy. This stuff is making me batshit crazy, and hungry!  It’s like PMS all month long.  Seriously, it’s absolute insanity! For months I followed a very strict diet which excluded most carbs, all sugar ... Read More »