Those were the words of my lovely husband after tasting my smoothie disaster and promptly gagging. I don’t know what went wrong! It had blackberries, blueberries, frozen bananas, mango, baby spinach, and almond milk. Somehow it turned into a black sludge, so I added even more almond milk. The results were not very pleasing..it was too sickly sweet and the almond milk was kind overpowering. Which was odd, because I adore almond milk. I wished I had some orange juice or something citrusy to add to it, but alas I did not. So I had the bright idea to add water! Because what adds more flavor than water, right? *sigh* It was after the addition of the water that my husband tasted it and had trouble controlling his stomach contents. :-) Oh well. I reckon I’ll just have to keep tweaking to get the monster I want, because today’s certainly was not it.
Have any of you heard of the show Huge on ABC Family? I have fallen in love with it. The story takes place at Camp Victory, which is a camp for overweight teenagers to go to. The idea is that while at camp they not only exercise, eat right and lose weight, but they explore their issues with food and their bodies. The main character is a girl named Willamena (Will) Rader, played by Nikki Blonsky. She is there because her family sent her, but she fights against changing her body. She simply doesn’t feel the need to. As she puts it in the first episode, “My fat is my bff!”. I don’t want to give away the story so I won’t go into too many details, but it’s a really awesome series. I think it’s absolutely amazing to have such a show on tv because it’s not like the focus of the show is LOSE WEIGHT, it’s BE HEALTHY! It explores way more than a number on the scale, and I think that is crucial for young people especially. Speaking of healthy, check out Angela’s Size Healthy post. I found it a few days ago and I really enjoyed it.
Laundry and working out are calling my name, but I will be back later tonight with a post about body image, being chained to the scale, and things of that nature. See you then! :-D