My winter coat is too big for me. It isn't even effective in keeping out the cold anylonger, there is so much loose fabric to funnel the cold air right to my body. LOL Well, I hunted online and found the same exact coat, so I just ordered it THREE sizes smaller! Last winter, it was actually borderline too small - couldn't snap the last button closed. Now? It is ridiculously large on me. How neat is that?
Here is another NSV ... I felt my sternum for the first time in over a decade. It took me a little while to figure out what it was, but location-location-location. hehehe Honestly, every other shower seems to be an adventure in rediscovery. I'm lathering up and thinking, "what is that" and "this wasn't there before" ... Dah. LOL
Well, I just heard a very excellent reason for losing weight slowly (1-2 lbs/week) ... the pace allows the skin to keep up with the loss, so less likely to have sagging issues and a need for future surgery. I've not heard that one before, so I guess I need to hunt down more information on the Internet. I have no idea if that is accurate information or not.
One of my relatives married a Greek national, and this is a type of salad (below) his mother made. I'm not sure what to call it, because it isn't a standard "Greek salad" made with lettuce, so I'll just call it "Opa Salad." I'm sure it has a name, but it is all Greek to me ... (Sorry, couldn't resist)
12 DAYS OF SALADS
1 lb. cucumbers*
2.5 lbs. tomatoes, cut into 1" pieces (get a variety of color, for more interesting salad)
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1/8-1/4 cup loostly packed fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chooped and loosely packed
1/2-2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 TB fresh lemon juice, and rind of 1/4 lemon
1 TB olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
*Note: using peeler, remove 4 evenly spaced lengthwise strips of peel from each cucumber (creating stripes), then cut each cucumber lengthwise into quarters. THEN cut crosswise into 1/2" pieces.
In a large bowl, whip lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper until well blended, and mix in grated lemon rind.
Add cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, olives and dill and toss until everything is coated with the dressing. Lastly, sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese on top.
Dad is seriously ill with a blood infection, and will be undergoing IV antibiotic treatment over the next several weeks. He is as cranky as can be, tired (he says) of being a pin cushion. His normal humor has abandoned him, understandably. It has been a tough month so far, poor guy!! Still, we're lucky it was caught in time (the doc thinks).