Healthy and Sane

Wednesday recap – the power of a good dress

July 14th, 2010 · 22 Comments · Boston, dessert, smoothies

It’s 11pm and I just got home from work (my “commute” is 5 minutes so you do the math). And yet I’m blogging. I have the need to share my progress with staying sane (and somewhat healthy) despite the craziness that is my life. Random thoughts of the day:

A good dress is powerful. I was tired, stressed yet I felt fantastic. That’s because I knew I looked good. No, I did not instantly drop those damn 15lbs but the wrap dress I had on today hugged me in all the right places and was very forgiving in others. I felt FIERCE. So fierce that when I encountered a very abrasive co-worker, I gave him the verbal equivalent of a middle finger and moved on. Three years ago (or even last week on a bad day) I would have probably cried in the bathroom (or at least wanted to). Today the dress gave me the power that I needed. Go dress! :mrgreen: But since this is a food blog, let’s see what else I got going…

b.good mango smoothie, blended with Amazing Grass chocolate powder, extra ice, milk and some gums makes for a kickass breakfast. I was impressed.

Sometimes a brownie makes it all better. Today’s fudgy brownie from Whole Foods was not on my “planned” list but it was my one and only dessert. I don’t regret a single bite. 😉

Sushi bento boxes from Haru make one amazing dinner. I almost didn’t mind that I was eating it at my desk at 10pm instead of being at home with the hubs (not true actually but it was good). I hope I can expense that baby. 😆

No gym today. Nearly 14 hours of work and yet I feel like I got nothing done. I think my new goal is to hit it every other day. Those reports don’t write themselves and financial statements cannot be analyzed while kicking butt in bootcamp. I AM making it happen tomorrow though. Promise. :)

Today’s eats….. (oh and last thought of the day – I hate my tripod!!… you’ll see why)

Ok, I have a 7am conference call tomorrow so I’m off to get my beauty sleep. It never stops, folks. Seriously. See you with a Thursday recap tomorrow night. I’m kind of liking this format for super busy nights. You?

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22 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - We are not Martha

    i really LOVE how clothes can totally pick you up and make you feel wonderful! :) Yes, yes, yes!! Also, that sushi looks so good… I could eat it right now at almost midnight. [chels]

  • #2 - christina

    i totally agree. a hot dress that fits well can make you feel like the hottest woman in the world. yay you for finding a dress that you feel great in :)

  • #3 -

    oh my goodness with the brownies!! and how cute is that pack and go salad!!

    btw i think its much better to go to the gym every-other day instead…to ask your body to get motivated to do more will only add stress and anxiety.. at least i think it would… right?

    have a great night girl!!


  • #4 - Heather

    A hot dress can be the answer to any woman’s prayers if they find the right one! :)

    That brownie – OH MY!!!!

  • #5 - Emily Eats and Exercises

    Hang in there! Work sounds stressful. Remember that sleep helps deal with stress better than anything else. I would make that as much of a priority as you can – even over exercise if necessary.

    Good job balancing your eating – especially in this situation!

  • #6 - Shannon

    definitely true about the outfit :) a good one can do wonders! way to stay sane amidst 14hours of work :/ Hope today is a bit better for you!

  • #7 - Shannon

    What a stressful job you have. 14 hour days would kill me! I’m glad you were feeling good about yourself and got some good food in there. I love those frosted Whole Foods brownies!

  • #8 - Carly

    Dresses are quite powerful, and I’m glad it gave you courage to stand up for yourself!

    P.S. That sushi looks OUTSTANDING! Honestly, even if Adam was right across from you I think sushi that beautiful might take over anyway :)

  • #9 - Christina

    Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when you told that guy off :). Oh, and can we talk about that brownie?? It looks incredible!!

  • #10 - Amanda @ LessonsInModeration

    I know what you mean about good clothes. It’s the same thing with work out clothes… When I’m wearing a cute workout outfit I feel stronger! Hang in there at work.

  • #11 - Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Amen to your first point! I love me a good dress. Good luck with your busy schedule!

  • #12 - Nobel4Lit (A Case of the Runs)

    I would love to see this dress… I need ones that do all that!

  • #13 - Jess

    That is a LONG day, dear. No wonder you are beat and didn’t get a workout in! I think it’s smart of you to not beat yourself up over it and figure something out that’s realistic. Hang in there, ok? And PS. I LOVE when an outfit gives me an empowered feeling!! Go you!

  • #14 - Notes from the Fatty File

    Totally agree on the outfit! And post a photo of your awesome wrap dress!

    My husband has been working insane hours and I know what a toll it can take on your physical and mental health, so I think you’re doing awesomely. I’m majorly impressed that you’re still even blogging!

  • #15 - Laura

    It’s amazing what clothes can do and how they can make you feel. I have this one special tshirt, and when i wear it, i just feel so much more comfortable and am able to be alot more confident, whereas if i wear something that’s tight or i feel bad in, my day is never as good or as positive!!

    The brownie peice looks ridiculously tasty!!! xx

  • #16 - Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday

    Oh yeah, a wrap dress will do that for you. Aren’t they so flattering?

  • #17 - Katie @ Health for the Whole Self

    Wow, you are busy!!!! Make sure you’re taking time for YOU!

    And I completely agree – a flattering, comfortable outfit automatically makes me feel confident and ready to face anything!

  • #18 - Liz

    I agree. A great outfit, especially a dress, works wonders for your confidence!

  • #19 - Elina

    I promise to take a picture of me in the dress next time :)

  • #20 - Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)

    A good dress, a good pair of heels, and good posture belong in any woman´s arsenal. Instant confidence boost!

  • #21 - Diana @ frontyardfoodie

    There is nothing like a great dress. It can at least shave fifteen pounds off your appearance even though it’s not really making you lose weight. haha Confidence is the best beauty tip.

  • #22 - Lara (Thinspired)

    Sounds like life has been crazy for you, Elina!

    Yes, agreed that the power of a good dress is strong! I was happy to read that reminder though, because I’m not feeling so ace lately, but when I dress well I feel better :)