10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

the beatings will continue until morale improves

if you've been doing pilates for a while, for the love of god don't stop. because when you start again months after you say you're going to it will kick your ass. i finally started the pilates again and OW. i used to be so good at it, and now i have to start over. atleast i'm finally doing it again.

and i finally went to the dentist. no cavities. the hygienist is in love with my teeth even after a two year absence. i have this catholic guilt thing when i don't go to the dentist and i just assume all of my teeth are going to fall out if i miss an appointment. but they didn't! yay!

while i was at the dentist i was reading gourmet magazine. i keep seeing it at the grocery checkout and wondering about it. i mean, it's gorgeous. i want to put the covers in my kitchen and stare at them instead of actually eating. nothing i cook is that pretty. if it was i might never eat again but then that might not be such a bad thing.

i've been thinking of getting more magazine subscriptions. it's a fairly cheap form of entertainment and some have great ideas. i love martha stewart living. she's a bitch and you never want to drive up her driveway but i'll be damned if her recipes aren't top notch. there's something to this never accepting second best thing she has going on. 'course it helps if you have millions to make things happen. but it won't be gourmet. i didn't see much that i would ever cook. if i can identify with martha my imagination is pretty darn stretchy but it just doesn't reach to gourmet. it's unfortunate because the gourmet cookbook is reviewed as one of the best and it's been on my wishlist for ages (every book i buy is used. because i'm a cheap bitch i won't buy it until it's less than five bucks. in time my friends, in time.).

does anyone have recommendations? is cooking light as boring as it sounds?


MayQueen said...

The eliptical runner has arrived!

You should get one of those cooking magazines that teaches you how to make turducken.

Jennette Fulda said...

I didn't go to the dentist for a year and ended up getting 12 cavities. So your fear is not unfounded. Of course, this was back when I drank regular soda and didn't floss, so I should probably be grateful I don't have dentures.

Glad you're back to Pilates!

Wendell said...

No - I looooooove Cooking Light! Seriously love it. I pretty much learned to cook from that magazine - I've got every issue since January 1998. I think it's tops. Maybe get a couple of the newstand before subscribing, though.

You're lucky your teeth are the USA. Over here they won't clean your teeth unless they think you need it. (this is on the NHS - private dentists probably do whatever you like but for big bucks) Last time I tried it had been two years since my last cleaning and they still wouldn't do it! They were oohing and aaahing over my crappy stained teeth, saying 'keep doing whatever you're doing!' when I'm sure my American dentist would have been ashamed to know me.

pastgirl said...

Hi there! I've been reading your blog for awhile now and had to chime in re: Cooking Light. It's a great magazine – all the recipes have nutritional info, you can use their online recipe finder as a subscriber, and their health articles are top notch. Few of their recipes have more than 30% fat so their much more healthy eating/weight loss friendly than Gourmet which is also great but their recipes tend to be full fat. I look to Gourmet more for entertaining than CL whihc is great for everyday and fancier stuff.

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