How comfortable would you be with planning my wedding? I ask because, with the cookbook coming out and a million everyday work and life things, I recently realized that all we’ve done towards wedding “planning” is talk to White’s Bakery about making a wedding cake–a vital security I just couldn’t continue living without. Daniel and I are hoping for next year in early June, in Massachusetts where both of our families are, and I’m dead serious when I say I want our rehearsal dinner to be at Shake Shack. I can’t tell if anyone will let me do that.
What’s wrong with the American diet?
According to a study published Wednesday in the medical journal, BMJ Open, “ultra-processed” foods—frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals, soda, and more—made up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. They also delivered 90% of the added sugars that Americans ate and drank.
“John Goodman Likely Won’t Maintain His Weight Loss”
On Wednesday, John Goodman appeared on the Today Show to promote his new movie, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and when Savannah Guthrie praised his “fabulous” weight loss, he joked, “Just wait another six months and I’ll be back to normal. That’s the way it usually goes.”
But earlier that morning, Goodman was more open on Howard Stern. “I decided to stop stuffing food into my mouth every five minutes. Turns out I was just eating all the time…It’s been a year and half, I did it slowly,” he said. “I used to go on these diets, take three months and lose about 60-70 pounds, feel great, and reward myself with crap-ola…[But] I took it slow. I just wanted to change my lifestyle,” Goodman added. “You look in the mirror everyday and go, ‘I gotta deal with this the rest of the day, I gotta deal with this schmuck?'”
It’s so relatable to me, and if you’ve struggled with your weight for many years, to you, too. When we spend years succeeding and failing, we can’t help but arrive at new success with mixed feelings. It’s a bittersweet cocktail with one part exhilaration, one part exhaustion, and 2 parts worry that we’ll never make it last.
All-around super woman and forever Sookie St. James in my heart, Melissa McCarthy recently said that when she hears young women say, “I am not a feminist,” she told Redbook, “I always think, ‘Oh, that sounds so dumb.’ And I don’t mean that in a hateful way. It just sounds so ill-informed. Do you think women should be paid less? You don’t believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word.”
And when it comes to building positive body image, McCarthy says, “There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what .5% of the human race looks like. It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.” AMEN
Lately, and don’t ask me how I turned down this avenue, but I’ve become obsessed with Pinterest-ing Ikea design hacks. It’s exactly as fun as it sounds (so, either not fun or very, depending on how old you are in your heart). My favorite ideas: using Ikea’s Billy Bookcases to create built-ins with a little elbow grease and some crown molding, nightstand upgrades with new hardware, floating cabinets using the Besta Cabinets (and topping them with a piece of marble or slate)…the list is endless.
Rainbow Marshmallows | Bakers Royale
[Healthy] Minty Green Shamrock Shake | Love and Lemons