Friday, December 01, 2006


Hello everyone! I miss all of my blogger friends. I have been checking in with many of you, but haven't commented or spent too much time here. I find I am way too tempted to want to cook and eat more than I need to when I spend the time here!

I am thrilled to say that I have lost 28lbs so far! I joined Weight Watchers to give myself accountability. It helps a lot to pay someone to weight you once a week when it comes to keeping yourself on track.. or at least for me it does. I have been logging every single morsel that goes into my mouth and exercising between 1-2 hours a day.. mostly walking and swimming. I am going to start yoga again soon, as soon as I hit a plateau.

I have fallen off the vegan bandwagon. I am still around 90% vegan, but I haven't been nearly as strict with myself. I'm OK with that right now, but know that ultimately, vegan is my goal and ideal.

I also haven't been taking many pics, but here are a couple. The cheese on the pizza is soycheese with casein.

Quesadilla, Salad

Quinoa and tofu Spanikopita

"Beef" (seitan) and Broccoi

Kale and Golden Rasins

Present to myself for losing 25lbs (the necklaces) my friend is selling them HERE. She has serveral more available and will probably make some to order. Go buy some!

My sweet baby!

Speaking of babies, my niece is doing great. My SIL is not comfortable with me posting pics of her here, so I'm afraid I can't show you here perfect little face, but she is amazing.

I hope you all are doing well!


  1. I'm so glad that you came back - even if only for a quick update. I've really missed you and all of your delicious meals!

    Congratulations on losing 28 pounds!!!!! That's an amazing accomplishment.

    That photo of your dog is adorable. I'm happy to hear your niece is doing well and hope that you've been able to spend a lot of time with her.

  2. Congrats! :) That's some tremendous weightloss...something to be proud of.

    Your little furbaby is beyond adorable, I just want to cuddle her! :)

    You must be excited to spend so much time with your niece--and the holidays are so much fun with the little ones.

  3. SHE'S BACK! YAY! We really missed you. :)

    Congrats on your weight loss! What an achievement. The necklaces are so pretty and delicate. And they have that one-of-a-kind handmande energy.

    Puppy is so cute.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss. that is no easy feat and you should be very proud! it's the new will be a wonderful addition and will help you with being at peace eating good & healthy. look who's talking - i need to do that.

    i lov eyour puppy too.

    and don't you worry about your 90%. you do WAY more than 95% of the population...look at it that way.

  5. I was so happy to see your comments again.. I am glad I decided to come check out your blog. What wonderful news about your weight loss! That is truly awesome! And what ever works is priceless!
    Take care,

    oh, ya I LOVE that blue/green necklace! Bravo for rewarding yourself!

  6. It was so great to see your comment pop up on my blog! I'm thrilled that you have had success! My parents did Weight Watchers and they each lost about 80 pounds several years ago, and have been holding steady ever since. I'm glad you've found it to work well for you too.

    Love the necklaces! So beautiful, and special. I am so glad your niece is well. And your pup--aww...

    Take care, Melody!

  7. Caroline4:29 PM

    Congratulations Melody! What an achievement! I know WW is helpful, my friend at work has lost 25 pounds so far. You go girl!
    Your food looks delicious, it is nice to have a peek at it again:)
    I hope your holidays are wonderful and that you get to spend tons of time with your family and new niece!

  8. Yeaah, Melody, it's so great to hear from you! Congratulations on your loss! LOL! It must feel so wonderful -- you're definately in your skinny jeans now. Georgous neclaces & your dog photo is super cute! Missed you & all your delicious looking food and the goals & ideals behind them. you rock! :o)

  9. So glad to see you back!! And the food is looking usual! Congratulations on the weight loss as well ;)

  10. Wow, congrats are certainly in order ! Way to go and glad to hear from you!

  11. I saw your name on my comments and thought "could it be?" and sure enough it is! Yea! Good to hear from you. And what great news...28 pounds! Awesome Melody and congratulations! I've had success with Weight Watchers in the past and I think it's a very good program.
    Wonderful food photos as always and what can I say about the puppy picture? She is adorable! I love the pink T-shirt. Glad to have you back and hope to see you posting again soon.

  12. Anonymous9:37 PM

    Hey! Good to see you. That quesadilla salad and spanakopita...omg! I have missed your food pictures.
    Great job on losing the weight.

  13. Hey - welcome's so great to see you posting here. 28, I'm amazing. What an accomplishment, you should be incredibly proud of yourself.

    That pizza is calling my name

  14. heeyy!!
    Missed you girlie. Thanks for coming back for a quick post :)
    Congrats to you for losing weight!!

    awww hope to see more of you soon


  15. Congrats! 28 pounds off is great. I'm glad WW is working for you. I need to get serious and follow your example to lose some weight myself, especially since, after 13 years at the same place, I'm now in the job market again.

  16. Congrats, amazing weightloss.
    we really missed you!

  17. HOO!!!!!!! 28 pounds!! You are incredible!!!!! You sure deserve those beautiful necklaces!!

  18. Congrats on the weightloss. Excersie is good. I have been trying to catch a few walks when i can.

    The dog ... adorable!

  19. You seem so uplifted! I'm glad to hear it.

  20. Wow, I guess I never commented on this...actually now I remember, I tried, but Blogger was being a roadblock.

    I am so happy for you! I'm glad you feel much better taking some time off from the black hole called The Internet and taking charge of your life.

    I'm glad to see that you are back and look forward to your posts.