It's been two weeks since my last WMMH. (Why do I feel the sudden urge to say "Bless me, Father?") In those two weeks, I've nearly got myself back to my goal weight. Like most people, I tend to pack a few pounds on in the winter, and somehow it never magically falls off. I have to make it go away. This time, I've made it go away not by counting/restricting calories, but by fairly dramatically increasing fat. I've been eating low-carb fairly consistently for about a decade now, but going high-fat is relatively new. I like it! Here's a typical lunch:
Now that is making me happy. What you see there is one avocado, on a bed of arugula, with a bit of goat-cheese gouda. (You can get that cheese at Trader Joe's: try it. It's amazing.) The salad is sprinkled with pine nuts, sea salt, and black pepper. A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of really high-quality olive oil tops it all off. It may not look substantial, but it kept me full the rest of the day. I hardly wanted dinner. (I made this salad up: this wonderful book has inspired me to make up lots of salads—thanks to Suze for recommending it.)
So that's a lifestyle change (see more here, here, and here) with definite results that's making me happy. And here's what else has made me smile:
This video of Daisy, Cooper, and ice cream.
This little boy: if only more people like him were in Congress.
These mother-daughter pairs around the world, a gallery put together in honor of International Women's Day 2014.
And finally, thirty-five reasons to have faith in humanity, all in one place. Which is your favorite? I think mine is #31.