I know I have mentioned before that Mr. Helen doesn't really struggle with his weight. This sometimes makes it hard for him to understand my struggle although in the past few years as I've had the thyroid and insulin issues develop, he has tried. Honestly, in the entire time we've been together, he's never changed sizes except to go down a size in his slacks when he started martial arts 10 years ago. He's been a 33 waist ever since. So you can imagine my huge surprise when he turned to me at some point during the week between Christmas and New Year's and said, "Even I'm looking forward to January 2nd. Since the Black Belt Show, I haven't done much of anything except eat all the goodies that seemed to be out every day at work and uhhhhhh, I'm feeling it my pants." I'm afraid 'I' wasn't very supportive at first as my first reaction was to actually guffaw with laughter. (Sorry, honey). Of course in a week or two I'll still be working hard and he'll be back to having some room in his pants and I'll be totally disgusted. But for now, I feel a bit of satisfaction that maybe he'll have more empathy when I'm frustrated.
My favorite recipe this past week did not come from Pinterest, believe it or not. Rather it came about because of a photo a vegetarian friend posted on Facebook. It looked so good I knew I'd have to try it: Avocado and Grapefruit Salad from Ina Garten. Such a nice change from a green salad... and it's Paleo! This is definitely going into my rotation. Kristen, not sure if you like avocado but I know you love citrus. You should give this a try!