Last night Bobby and I went to NJ for my sister’s high school graduation. It was great! I’m so proud of her. Afterwards we went out to Uno’s (love this chain restaurant) where I wolfed down a Hugh Jass Cobb Salad. I also picked at my family members’ plates as well. Sharing is caring, right? My dad came back with us to the city because he has a super-fun pension conference here today.
This morning’s workout:
- 46 Take Me Burpees
- 15 sun salutations
Some yogis like to do 108 sun salutations at each change of the season (spring to summer, summer to fall, etc…). I didn’t know this until this morning so I am doing mine a day late and I’m going to break them up over at least several days! There are many answers to the question, “Why 108?” and one of them is that there are supposedly 108 names for Buddha. HuffPo has some more. (Update 6/26/11 – still have not finished them!)
This morning’s breakfast:
- Nothing yet.
So I’ll share a French snack instead! This IS a food blog after all. (I got the best comment ever yesterday.)
- Coca-cola. (Bobby’s. Real sugar coke! I hate it. I prefer the taste of aspartame or even HFCS to real sugar Coke. I don’t know what is wrong with me.)
- Pain au chocolat. (To share.)
- From La Mie Câline in Saumur.
I am healthy most of the time so I see no reason not to indulge in buttery, chocolatey, French baked goods when I’m on vacation. They’re not as sweet as they are in here in the states, and they are tiny. The “gargantuan” (I saw them called that a few times) croissants were the size of our regular ones. Even the bottles of Coke are smaller.
Anyway, in France, most food ads come with this message (or a similar memo) at the bottom:
Pour votre santé, évitez de manger trop gras, trop sucré, trop salé. http://www.mangerbouger.fr
It means, “For your health, avoid eating food that is too fatty, too sweet, too salty.” Manger-bouger means, “eat, move.” I don’t know if it is working but I certainly didn’t see many overweight people in France. I did see a lot of smokers and wine and coffee drinkers. So while they may have a good thing going in terms of food and portion control, I think they are a little bit behind the times when it comes to other areas of health. (No, coffee and wine are not bad, in moderation. There is no excuse for smoking.)